People spend huge amounts of time and effort on short films all the time, but the unfortunate truth is that most of the time they’re as forgettable as Taylor Lautner’s performance in Abducted (wha-BAM!). Every once in a while however, you see one that you know is not only some legit shit, but is also going to get the creator a big fat paycheck. Some notable recent ones include Ruairi Robinson’s Blinky, which got him in the now defunct director’s chair for the live action Akira remake (now he’s on an original called The Animators) and of course Neill Blomkamps Alive In Joburg.
Now we have Stephan Zoletscu’s True Skin which, in today’s hyper-accelerated world, has debuted and gotten him apparently rabid studio meeting all in the space of about, oh, six hours or so. And I gotta admit, the guy has a strong visual style and also some (William Gibson indebted) cool ideas and concepts for a day-glo Blade Runner esque world. Not to criticize but it is funny to see how, even with such excellent style, the short is still held back by bad acting. Now let’s see him work with a good cast.- Whole Milk