Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Let's Not Panic






LET'S NOT PANIC is a short film written and directed by Heather Jack.

Heather Jack has worked on a couple different feature film projects back in the aughts (including G-Force, which... I mean, how the fuck did that film happen?), mostly in Assistant roles. For the past few years though, she has been really busy producing a ton of short films, with other people writing and directing. This one here, however, is the first one she is credited as writing and/or directing herself, and according to her personal page, she's been hitting the festival circuit pretty hard with it.

Here's the synopsis: An apocalyptic short comedy about love and neuroses.

Well... that didn't really tell us shit, did it?


That was entertaining.

A little broad, sure, and more than a little commercial, but that's not a bad thing. It was definitely cute. Did it lack any kind of edge? Yes, but I wasn't really expecting this thing to lean too heavy into the whole "apocalypse" end of things, not after reading the synopsis.

All in all, I'd say this short film is a very marketable piece of work. In fact, judging by this piece, I'd say Heather Jack is perfectly capable of working in sit coms, rom-coms, all the coms. This was smart, quick, and funny. It told its story with clarity and economy. It was fun. She is obviously capable of speaking to the masses in a language they both like and understand, and that's nothing to sneeze at.

This was a good job, and I bet she finds work off it. Of course, what work she does find probably won't be the kind of project I'd personally rush out to see, but hey, work is work.

Until next time,
Jon


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