Short Film Spotlight

I was recently contacted by a short film director who asked me to show his short to my readers, followers, and whatnot. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been contacted. I’ve previously reviewed films made by directors who had approached me online.

But, the thing is, I don’t really review short films on this site. So, instead of reviewing the aforementioned director’s short film, I am here going to recommend two short films made by directors who in some way, shape, or form approached me.


AS THEY CONTINUE TO FALL, Directed by Nikhil Bhagat

As They Continue To Fall is directed by Nikhil Bhagat and written by C. Robert Cargill. Cargill’s name should be familiar to some of you out there, as he co-wrote both Sinister films as well as Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Hopefully, Bhagat’s name will become as familiar in the future. I remember being extremely enthusiastic about this short film when I was approached, and I still really like it.

Now, I wasn’t actually approached by the director on this blog or on social media, as I normally would be. Instead, this really nice guy got in touch with me via a message on reddit after I had commented on a story about Martin Scorsese’s Silence. We had no idea who each other were, but, before I knew it, he had asked me to check out the short film he had directed and given me a private vimeo link. I hope you all enjoy the short, and if you read this Nikhil, then thank you very much for sharing it with me.


THE STORY OF 90 COINS, Directed by Michael Wong

This, on the other hand, is a short that was presented to me by its director via a comment on the ‘About Jeffrey Rex’ section of the site. I promised to take a look at the short film, and then, maybe, possibly, write something about it. And, well, I did — because I think this is a wonderfully charming short film. Although it, perhaps, has too much going on for its runtime, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I’d like to thank director Michael Wong for leaving a comment with a link to the short film — best of luck, Michael.

– Jeffrey Rex

3 thoughts on “Short Film Spotlight

  1. Hello Jeff,

    Hope this message finds you well. It has been nearly 2 years now since you’ve last reviewed my short film ‘The Story of 90 Coins’.

    This time, I’ve got a directorial micro short (The Tattooist) which I would like to share with you. It’s currently making its round at the horror film festival circuit and has been winning a number of international accolades. Winner at Canada’s Bloody Horror International Film Festival, Horrorhaus Film Festival in LA, Canada’s Terror in the Bay Film Festival and multiple wins at Diabolical Horror Film Festival, to name a few.

    Screener: http://www.vimeo.com/274119385/

    It features stellar performances from Troy’s Team Action and amazing music by Found In The Attic. Further info regarding the film can be found in the press kit link below. Additional images such as poster, cover photo and screengrabs are available.

    Press kit: http://www.michaelwongcc.com/TheTattooist-PressKit.pdf
    IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9020554/
    Poster, Cover Photo & Screengrabs: http://www.michaelwongcc.com/TheTattooist.zip
    Promotional Print: http://www.michaelwongcc.com/TheTattooist-PromoPrint.zip
    Behind-the-scene Videos and Photos: http://www.michaelwongcc.com/TheTattooist-BTS.zip

    Hope you liked the film and perhaps review it on your site and/or at the film’s IMDb User Review page. Thank you.

    1. Hi Michael!

      Thanks for the comment. It’s good to hear from you again.

      I will definitely have a look at your new short film ASAP, and I’ll write about it in the next few days to share the information.

      Good luck with your short film,
      – Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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