Drama | 11mins | English (UK) | 2015
“An intruder breaks into a luxurious home. He wants it. When the owner returns unexpectedly, the tables are turned.”
Directed by: Lee Haven Jones
Written by: Roger Williams
Starring: Jamie Andrew Cutler & Alan Turkington
OMG. That body. I did not expect that… *drools*.
Back to Watch It which, was beautifully shot, well scored and packed a twist that I didn’t see coming.
The opening scene created a sense of someone on the outside looking in on someone’s life. It was almost voyeuristic, especially the condensation on the window. With the action being off centre and the camera having its full view blocked in some way, it made the act of “home invasion” intimate.
Watching the “intruder” go through the house, eat, drink, piss and wear someone else’s clothes was rather insightful and created a sense of “how the other half” lives. Though (in light of the ending) I don’t quite understand the scene where he puts music on, reaches up to the ceiling, falls to the floor and then strokes the rug. What is that about?
However from the moment the “intruder” is confronted by the “home owner” things get tense, or should I say intense? It becomes more intimate with the dialogue, the power dynamic and the close-up shots. Small things do indicate that all is not what it seems, but I won’t tell you what.
The things people do just to get their rocks off though…
Things I Liked: 1 - The twist 2 - The cinematography 3 - The tension/intimacy Things I Didn't Like: 1 - The rug stroking