Lauren Eicher, Doug Orey, Dennis Hurley, and Quentin James
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Jeremy Jed Hammel
"World Spins Madly On" is a Fun, Quirky Short
This 6-minute romantic/fantasy short film from writer/director Jeremy Jed Hammel first hit the scene when it picked up the prize for Best Romantic Screenplay at the 2013 Woods Hole Film Festival. With support from musicians including Grammy-nominated Moby, The Field Effect, That One Eyed Kid, and Kate Vargas, Hammel has crafted a rather delightful and feel good short film about the power of possibility.
If you just look hard enough, happiness will find you.
The film co-stars Lauren Eicher and Doug Orey as a young man and woman who seem destined to find each other - if only they can find each other.
Hammel, who also produced the pretty incredibly short film The Legacy, gives the film a light, breezy pace with a refreshingly non-cynical spirit and a wonderful sense of romanticism that permeates every cell of the film's six-minute running time.
Dennis Hurley and Quentin James, from the Boston comedy sketch group Friends of Gertrude, are supporting players here yet leave a terrific impact that makes you hope they find some more film work.
World Spins Madly On isn't a heavy film and, in fact, it's just about perfectly suited to the short span of time in which it runs. It's the kind of short film that indie film fests love because it leaves audiences smiling as they leave the theater. Roger Metcalf's lensing is pristine and beautiful, while Emmy Serviss's sound is perfectly suited to a film that weaves together quick dialogue with an abundance of music.
As the duo in question, Eicher and Orey have a relaxed, fun chemistry with Orey's charisma on full display and Eicher's sweet charm impossible to resist. For more information on the film, visit the film's website linked to in the credits.
Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic