Road To Reminiscence Documentary- Review

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“An uplifting documentary celebrating the lives of love ones who has perished by a group of friends. Never mind the technical part of the film– This is a must see and would be considered an example set for us all. “

– Philip A. Mc Carthy

Independent films are created to cater to a small number of people that had intentions to entertain their audience. “The Road To Reminiscence” presented by Redonkulous Entertainment are transparent with their objectives.

This film is about the bond, tenure and unity of family amongst a group of friends that celebrate the loss of loved ones within a community. The documentary is their continued eulogy from each family member complimented by musical compositions by which each nine-member team member of Redonkulous felt towards their family member. 

The idea of turning their united grief into a one hour and forty-four-minute documentary is not only remarkable but also an eternal display of the inspirations left behind from the perished souls.

** Read the full article on January 15, 2021, via The Worthwhile Journal.

The Road To Reminiscence is starring:

Kevin The Co-Founder Martin, Tanya “The First Lady” Fields, and Efrain “The Lead Artist” Arana III. Also featured in the cast are Atlantic County Residents, Rapper, Shawn Rock; Kyle “40” Lee, Lakeith “Ace King, Walter “Wise” Charleston, Josh “The Assistant Queen, Shavonna Moe Morris, Virginia “Aunt Gin” Queen, and Victor “Da Villain” Jones.

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Documentary Review: “Pacing the pool”

A personal “Good News Documentary” that we can all benefit from watching. We owe this director a massive thank you!WJ

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If director Radheya Jegatheva, was to inspire potential viewers within this short documentary, then its safe to say those vital points will exceed viewerships expectations. This is an excellent short.

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The cinematography, the sound, music composition and the main character (Richard Pace) story warrants a four out of five stars review. The filmmakers did a remarkable job in convincing Richard to share his story.

Imagine recanting a disability you have had for 60 years while showing the world how to continue to live otherwise. More so than not, people lives are celebrated during a eulogy or at a retirement ceremony. Watch the film, his colleagues and family would laugh at the premature notion.

Congrats Mr Pacing you have done that, we are smiling. In closing hats off to the director for capturing a remarkable those examples on film.

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Documentary: “Navras”

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Not just your average travelling run and shoot documentary!

It took Director Marco Huertas, three years to picture puzzle through film the life and death variations in six countries. (Cambodia, Germany, India, Macao, Nepal, Thailand). Why? We encourage you to ask him.

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From our standpoint we were wondering exactly that? Throughout the near 15 minute documentary we waited patiently but what kept our interest was the remarkable cinematography and sound that complimented his objective. Its good!

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Music video Review: “Ride A Wave”

A Music Video Review: “Ride A Wave”

One question for Director George Wada… where did this idea come from? The video is witty, entertaining and most definitely support traditional methods of creativity. The componing parts may come across as a form of “let us put something together to keep the stick in the fire of the industry“, but the quality overlaps that theory. It is a musical adventure.

Short Film: “Below A Darkwood”

“A remarkable film, that verifies the truth eventually always surfaces!”- Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

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Director Bill Slovick, film Below A Darkwood, displays the mirrored experiences we all faces when someone leaves within an uncertainty of no return. The memories that are left behind are just as painful as saying goodbye, but eventually we all have to. The cinematography in the film shows a return of what the industry use to consider as “Fantastic B Rated/ Independent Film” .

Synopsis: A missing woman. A troubled man. A dark wood full of mystery. What moves among the trees? What secrets lie buried? And what comes creeping in the dead of night?

Bill Slovick is an international award-winning director, producer, sound designer, and editor, and an award-nominated cinematographer and scorer. He lives in Ballston Lake, New York with his wife June, where he is a full-time daddy to their 3-year-old son. His most recent project was editing the comedy feature film “Melt On This” in 2020, accomplished during naptimes, evenings, and weekends, soon to be available on Amazon Prime.
Bill’s first film “Below A Dark Wood” has been recognized by 108 film festivals and competitions across all 6 continents and won 19 awards as a 62-time nominee/finalist. His film has screened to live audiences in over 10 different countries and across all regions of the USA.

Gato Encerrado (“Trapped Cat”)

This comedy is very funny. After watching this we can only assume this was unscripted. I wonder how many times this has happened to others. Karma!

Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

“Smart, clever, creative and funny!”

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If one cannot take two minutes of their busy lifestyle to laugh then they probably are wasting their time reading this. This short film consists of everything that should be added to a smartphone short film. We love it. This is what one would call: “Utilizing your skillset when you are stuck in confinement!”

“Gato Ence Rrado (Trapped Cat)”

Written, Produced, Directed by: Jaime Fidalgo Key Cast: Raul Insa , Poyete The Cat

The Director: Jaime Fidalgo

Of creative mind and restless spirit, always in search of the next film challenge, Jaime Fidalgo is a writer-director born in Madrid, Spain, but raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he spent his childhood and discovered his passion for movie making. Trained at the New York Film Academy in filmmaking and specialized in screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, he has written and directed eight music videos and fourteen short films that have been screened around the world, with a positive route in the most varied film festivals in which more than 400 official selections and 40 awards are added.

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SmartPhone Review- “Kuujjuaq”

Reviewed By:  Jerome Fitts

“Kuujjuaq”, a smart phone  short film, which was initially a student essay, has found its way onto the Cacique Film Festival Series (Vienna, Austria event March 29th, 2019) screening selection. As well as being educational short film to anyone who hasn’t been to Kuujjuaqthis may serve as another reason to travel to a place where most wouldn’t dare ponder. That is until now! Do yourself some justice and click on the  highlighted links in blue to find out where this remarkable village is.

Kuujjuaq trailer / bande-annonce from Wapikoni mobile on Vimeo.

Besides the obvious that its blistering cold in Kuujjuaq, the film gives some insight to the culture as well as the amazing geography that surrounds one of the fourteen villages in this Canadian province. Maybe short films such as this should be endorsed more to broaden the minds of those that wonder what a pure quality of life is like and how similar their own existence is. Sammy Gadbois, did a fabulous job of encouraging viewers to visit his village  with a broader outlook on what some may consider untouched regions.

Scenes from Kuujjuaq.
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We do hope that all of the major travel boards (TripAdvisor to Booking.com) take notice of the work this student has done “pro-bono” advertising this remarkable village. In closing it should be noted that the Wapikoni Mobile team deserves a standing ovation for not only supporting their youth but also doing an excellent job with their professional submission. We are eternal fans.

Thank you Mr. Gadbois for enlightening us.

“Informative”- WJ

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Tina Matzat Short Film “Gaslighting”- Review

Written By:  Jerome Fitts

There is no such thing called a “new comer director” in film-making. Once certain directors hit a peak of being reputable all of us seem to jump on the bandwagon and the step by step films prior to the big hits are often over looked. Gaslightening seems to be one of those perfect examples. You either have the vision and display that vision at your own pace or wait till you find exactly what you want the world to view through your lens when your ready. In this indie short film, scriptwriter and director Tina Mazat of Qbit Films seems to have waited till the perfect time to do exactly that.

This film is about tolerance and a deliverance to those that think the aforementioned has an unlimited amount of it. The film was shot in Berlin where the director is challenging the viewership as well as giving the world an update to the city.  One of those examples is; if you are not familiar with a certain part of the city then you wouldn’t know its Berlin. Our first reaction was: “Thank God, its not another film shot in the overly saturated new Berliners section of Kreuzberg!” 

Scene taken from Gaslighting. Copyright Qbit Films.
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The other has to be selection of Lara Marian and Nils Bauer as the key cast, who both do an exceptional job acting in English. As some would say; “the proofs in the pudding” because it was definitely done in the new Berlin where coming across anyone that speaks German is quite hard.  

Scene taken from Gaslighting. Photo used by kind permission. Copyright Qbitfilms. 2018

The film is impressive yet bland based on the objectives of the short while being complimented with near perfect cinematography.

In contrast to what the description of the film has been listed as, the ending isn’t much of a surprise. However, one has to wonder if it is was either too harsh or did Matzat leave room for a part two. Can you, the reader, imagine a part two of a short film? We can..

“Nice and thought provocative short flick!” -WorthJourney

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Written and Directed By: Tina Matzat

Key Cast: Lara Marian and Nils Bauer 

Produced By: Qbit Films 

“Job Life” By: Roberto I. Ercolalo- Short Film Review

Written By:  Jerome Fitts

For the life of me I don’t know why indie film festival award winning director Roberto I. Ercolalo started this relevant piece in Spanish without subtitles. According to the films advertisement, the following film has been selected to numerous festivals. Its your call as well as evaluate some of those festivals selection committee members. *Just saying!

Within the first 45 seconds of the short film Job Life, the director has his point across. This nineteen and thirty-six second black and white short describes how certain individuals within the Argentinian work force live to work as the burden of their job cements their oppression.

To appreciate the work of Mr. Ercolalo one would have to watch the film more than once while applauding the soundtrack composers Tomás Alegre and Victoria Korenblit  which may be the beckoning for such a second glanceUnfortunately both carry the film as oppose to the message that the director is attempting to convey.

Could his message be; “Some people has little to no choices with their career or is it in Argentina there are little to no opportunities once you start a career?”- 

Roberto I. Ercolalo in Job Life. Photo Used By Kind Permission. 2018

 

The drainy deposition of the film is one that some of us movie goers have when we are recovering from the fear of a brilliant weekend on a rainy Sunday while preparing to go to work the next morning. If you are looking for an uplifting film then you may want to check the next dial.  However if you want something that would make you appreciate the life you have while re-assessing your current career status then this is one for you.

Within the film overview, Ercolalo is quoted: “There is a message in the film.” We were looking for something that wasn’t so obvious.

By no means are we announcing an ill-rating for the film but we do think that Job Life will be appreciated more in the future once we are blessed with more work from Roberto I. Ercolalo.

Sir.. Its a decent start.. -WJ

“A Night With A Stranger”- Short Film Review

Reviewed By: Jerome Fitts

Does anyone remember a time when we could meet someone in a park after a night out and discuss a mutual problem? The short film “A Night With A Stranger” by independent filmmaker and director Uladzimir Taukachou submitted to us via Cacique Film Awards was filmed in an unusual social scene, (a park in New York City). The indie filmmaker has made a short that touches certain embarrassing attributes that most Americans have. (* From our view!)

A Night with a Stranger official trailer from Uladzimir Taukachou on Vimeo.

The 5 criteria based questions of a short film such as; who, what, when, where and then how are covered. There are also topics that has become a norm for societies world-wide.

Who: Girl walks and sits in a New York City park and is approached by a stranger.

What: A discussion with a stranger as they both give a brief history of themselves as well as discuss the margins of their personal lives.   (** Our questions are: “Is America this shallow?”, “Does it matter where someone comes from?”, “Has society forgotten to be nice to one another?” and worse “Why should this be a strange encounter?”)

When: Actress Titi Arewa, who is making her film debut, walks in a park after a regretful night, to come up with a solution for her most recent problem. The stranger Kim Palmer, played by Marty Novitsky, gives his resolution as well as compares his life to hers.

Where: New York City- very unusual, but that is the obvious point as strangers seldom speak to one another let alone vent their problems in hope of a solution.

How: The thirteen and twenty second short was filmed on a DSLR camera with an indie budget and film crew of 3 people. Other than certain scenes with  lighting challenges, Uladzimir Taukachou  has done a fair job of making the most of his limitations without making excuses. Here is validated proof that sometimes the best art is created with a set of limitations.

Photo used by kind permission. Copyright Uladzimir Taukachou. 2018

Its safe to say that we can all appreciate the efforts the director and cast has made.  Paying close attention to the film you may find the more so often than not unfortunate descriptions, margins and perimeters of others  unsocial-able misfortunes that disables one another to opening up to others. We get it and we hope you do to.

WJ

“A Night With A Stranger” is a UTC Film Production.2016