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Done In – A short film by Adam Stephen Kelly

IMDB Review: Amef14 – Eight minutes isn’t a lot of time and one would be forgiven for not expecting very much from an eight minute film. How can you develop a character and take them on a journey that engages and enthrals an audience in just eight minutes? But that’s the beauty of short films isn’t it? Or rather, that’s the beauty of a good short film.

Adam Kelly, as writer and director, has gone beyond merely being ‘good’ however and Done In raises the bar for all short films with its slick production and direction.

The mood is set from the beginning. We meet Harry (Guy Henry); a man who’s anguish and loneliness is palpable. Shots of the clock, ornaments and old photos remind us of the passage of time and we realise that Harry is narrating a suicide note.

Kelly succeeds in capturing the viewer so completely that when he reveals the sting in this films tail it’s shocking, and even after a second viewing it still caused me to jolt. It’s tempting to rave about the ending but that would be to spoil it, so all I will say is that if you get any opportunity to see this film then jump at it, because you won’t be disappointed. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3470618/ Continue reading