Short Movie Roundup 26 June 2022

Body of the Mined

A man with a new machine who is about to make a scientific advancement, moments before meeting a deaf woman who has just moved into his apartment block. Bryce Fortner’s gripping thriller appears to be set in a mixed past; it’s sort of 80’s but potentially futuristic, it’s classically dated in the style of hair and clothes, and other wall aesthetics with the addition of futuristic weapons. New characters are gradually revealed as the plot darkens and things become less bright in the future than rough and violent.

There is a ray of hope in the shape of homemade technology, but the man’s home, life, and project are being destroyed by some stupid criminals who are going room to room snatching all they can.

Fortner directs with the same skill and style, understanding when to mix the audience’s attention and how to incorporate horrific body horror into a compelling plot.

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