Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Dissever - Touching and Powerful Indie Drama Looking for Your Help!

 The nature of love and artistic ambition have so many things in common. Yet, at the same time, both also come with the potential to rip relationships apart and put those involved onto very destructive paths. That is just one of the themes of Dissever, an upcoming independent film and a mixture of genres that is looking for your help so it can become a reality. Here is how the film describes itself:

Dissever is an independent feature film about a struggling artist stuck in a dangerous love triangle. With her desire to regain her creativity, she pushes the envelope in all aspects of her life. This brings unintended consequences while putting her and those around her in a dangerous bind. 

The artist in question is called Justine, who is looking to find new inspiration no matter what. But, through her dynamic contact with Olivia and Aiden, the same desire becomes something more complex and dangerous. At the same time, the topics of substance abuse and mental health play an important role, just as the broader socioeconomic concepts are featured prominently in Dissever. These cover not just regular hardships like losing one's job, but also the very real prospects of homelessness and everything that comes with it.

Thanks to a range of themes and interests the film covers, it envisions itself as a LGBTQ feature, but also a dark comedy and a psychological thriller. The film, directed by Phillip Christian Chavez, will be shot visually in the general style of Cinéma Vérité, giving it a rough and scathingly honest feel, as the trailer already shows.

Presently, the film is seeking contributions so it can become a reality on Seed&Spark crowdfunding platform. The sum of $10,000 is a very attainable goal, so check out the film's official page there. Pitch in if you can or simply share the campaign and this way, help Dissever get made. It stands to be an important voice not just for the present day, but also for the future where it can be a key testament to the experiences of our era.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Two Paragraph Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Right from the start, it is easy to tell that Three Thousand Years of Longing is not going to be an ordinary movie. The directory, George Miller, offers his unique outlook on movie-making with a blend of colorful CGI and real-world locations that seem to be out of this world. Together with the fantastic Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton as the main characters of djinn and the scholar Alithea who listens to his tale, the film has all that it takes to be a work of art for the ages.

Yet, there is a clear fault line present throughout the plot that runs from the start until the very end. It stops us from fully connecting to either the main protagonists or the numerous, often silent supporting roles spanning three millennia of history. It might be ironic to say that the movie that is brimming with magic is sadly missing just a bit of its own to become truly great. Instead, it is entertaining and wonderful to behold, but not something that will last even 100 years, not to mention millennials.