Drowning: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 20mins     Language: English     Year: 2009
Directed by: Craig Boreham
Written by: Craig Boreham
Starring
Miles Szanto as Mik
Xavier Samuel as Dan
Tess Haubrich as Phaedra
Bren Foster as Tommy
Sylvia Allewelt as Mother
Misc.
Filmed/Produced in Australia
Available as part of the Boys on Film 6 collection

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“Things are changing for Mik. His world has been turned upside down by a family bereavement, yet the one solid thing in Mik’s life is his best friend Dan.”

… in 1 word:
Real.

… in 10 words:
Enjoyable but not fully realised; it doesn’t go deep enough.

… in 100 words:
As an intimate look at the internal conflicts of Mik, Drowning is a solid short. His dialogue and actions (cue the sink scene) clearly depict a troubled individual. However at times it feels as if things are being implied without the short truly delving deeper into what we are seeing, especially with some of the flashbacks. This leaves the viewer to (or not to) imagine the relationship between Mik and his brother, which ultimately detracts from the impact of the climax. The ending however is sure to leave a smile on your face, so for that I would recommend it.

Now go and watch it…
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