By Jack Benjamin Gill | Drama
An isolated teen suspects he's a victim of a child kidnapping. And his parents aren't who they seem.
Joe, a young man growing up in the secluded North Yorkshire moors of England, discovers he might be the potential victim of a child kidnapping — and his parents may not be who they seem.
This tense, disquieting short thriller may be only 17 minutes long, but with its taut pace and edgy tension, it packs an incredible amount of suspense and drama, luring viewers in with a mysterious premise and keeping them hooked as secrets unravel the deeper into the story they go.
Featuring just three actors — each of whom gives a bravura performance — the film takes advantage of its unique setting to create a sense of isolation and even claustrophobia. Rendered in beautiful photography, the moors become almost a fourth character, lending moodiness and foreboding with the dark roads and moonlit fields. The landscape possesses an almost mythic beauty — but it’s also where deep secrets are buried.
The precise control of plot — and the mystery at the heart of these characters’ stories — is almost guaranteed to keep an audience invested. But the emotions underlying the extreme situation are actually quite universal: nearly every child confronts the fact that their parents aren’t quite who they seem to be.
You Might Also Like:
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.
By Marshall Tyler |
A day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
A couple's love life begins to slump, forcing them to reconsider the relationship and confront how intertwined they've become.
A bullied college student seeks out shooting lessons with an ex-militia member to prove his manhood.
By Patrick Muhlberger |
A man who thinks he's a samurai wants revenge on a DJ for ruining his niece's school dance.
Two friends climb a mountain, connected by a rope. But when one falls, the other's life hangs in an unstable balance.
The lone survivor of a failed mission to Mars uses his last moments to transmit a message of hope.
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.
By Damien O’Donnell |
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. But then, it doesn't match her expectations.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A heartbroken woman finds a one-night stand. But the guy lives two hours away... via public transit.
A man is convinced he'll die on his 10,000th day. But when he meets a girl at his cousin's funeral, things don't go to plan.
A lonely woman travels to Barcelona and meets a tall, dark stranger. Then, he challenges her to live in the moment... with him.
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.
An inmate is selected to undergo a radical new justice program under the State's revised stance on capital crime.
Your favorite short films you haven't seen yet.
Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening. That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady stream of the best films delivered to your inbox.
Whoa. That was worth the time, wasn't it?
Well, you're in luck because we have a daily
e-mail with more great stuff. Join over
2.7 million others and see for yourself!