Drama | 11 mins | English (UK/France) | 2015
Written & Directed by: Oliver Mason
Starring: Chris Polick and Lee Knight
Alex and Paolo have just hooked up in London. Despite only knowing each other briefly, Alex whisks Paolo away to his Aunt’s home in Nice. Alex believes it’s a holiday romance, but does Paolo feel the same?
Why you should watch it:
- Dynamic/tension between the leads
A little more insight…
Away With Me has an interesting premise – being whisked away after a hook-up. In fact it is a situation I was advised to be prepared for, though that’s yet to actually happen yet and I hope it isn’t like this short.
What works is the dynamic between the two leads. They play off one another and truly set the scene for a holiday romance – after all, why else would you agree to go away with a stranger? Why else indeed…
The dynamic and hopefully romance develops into tension, especially during the sex scene. The roles and power shift.
Though I was surprised by the turn of events, they didn’t feel entirely believable. The set up was there but it didn’t feel developed enough. There’s potential for so much more, especially with how it ended.
Things that bugged me:
- The ending