Drama | 19mins | English (New Zealand) | 2010
“Young Jacob is alone and adrift, struggling with a religion that doesn’t accept him, a sexual awakening that disturbs him, and haunted by memories of time spent with a teacher – Andrew – a much older man that may have held the key to his happiness.”
Directed by: Christopher Banks | Written by: Christopher Banks & David Blakey
Starring: Rudi Vodanovich, Alexander Campbell & Richard Lambeth
Communication wasn’t so effective at communicating its premise but it wasn’t all that bad. Yes, it made me confused. Yes, it made me uncomfortable. Yes, I know that there are relationships with age gaps but Andrew is just a pervert! To its defence however, he wasn’t predatory and genuinely seemed like a lonely individual but it seemed more about this than Jacob struggling with his sexuality and that’s why it didn’t work for me. It felt conflicted.
Things I Liked: 1 - Attempt at confronting prejudice in Judaism Things I Didn't Like: 1 - Misaligned premise and end result