Movie Information

Genre: Fantasy
Director: Jamin Winans
Starring: Hayz II, Raymond Andrew Bailer, Aaron Strobel, Brian Taylor
Rated: NR

This clever short film kicks off April’s selection of Twin Rivers Media Festival award-winning films. A story is little more than a simple conceit, told without dialogue — thereby (consciously or not) following the dictates of Roman Polanski that short films should have no dialogue — and made with an attitude obviously picked up from Robert Rodriguez (writer-director Jamin Winans boasts that he “penned, shot, chopped and scored” the film).

A fellow billed as the DJ (Hayz II) arrives on a scene with his turntables and other audio impedimenta and witnesses an accident, which he then proceeds to try to correct in a most fantastic manner. It’s also a correction that proves no easy task. Done with a good deal of invention and a nice central performance from Hayz II, it’s a beguiling little work that bodes well for Winan’s next film, 11:59, which is slated to premiere at the Twin Rivers Media Festival.

— reviewed by Ken Hanke

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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