Way leads to way with me sometimes. Case in point: I met the dynamic duo Scott and Liam of the Scott and Liam vs. Evil podcast (available on iTunes, and worth every second of your spare time to listen to a pair of Scotsmen go off about movies) via my That’s Not Current editor Kieran Fisher (I tell you, Kieran just keeps proving my thesis that he knows everyone). Scott and Liam pointed me in the direction of a preview for a short film called Pieces, written and directed by Dan Sunley. I reached out to Dan (who can be found on Twitter at @dan_sunley and on the web at piecesfilm.com), and since I technically count as press (can I get a “fuck yeah” from the cheap seats?), I was able to view the screener of this short film. I can’t show the whole thing, but I can give you a still and point you in the direction of the teaser trailer.
Guys. This is not a drill.
I’ve watched this a few times now, and it’s fucking good. When I say something is fucking good, I mean that I am a jaded prick that oftentimes has at least three snarky tries go through her head before something resembling a sentence comes out. So the compliment is genuine because this film left me speechless. Sunley does an amazing job of keeping the mood tense without once lampooning himself, the material or the genre. It’s creepy and impactful based on lighting, actors that can act, sound and tight writing. Lead actress Kristy Guest does a great job. The sound/composition team of Waqar Shah and David John Bartlett is absolute dynamite. It’s well-edited, poignant and completely creepy in one 14-minute package. I’m giving this one a Well Played label. That doesn’t happen often with me. This is that good.
I know I’m being a big ol’ tease, but this is worth it. I will let you know when it’s done on the festival circuit and is ready for viewing. It’s incredible. Something to whet your appetite for later. Because oooooooooooh is this one delicious.
And on that tantalizing note, happy Saturday.