Honestly, I really enjoyed this short film. It’s very professionally filmed, the actors are good, the mood is very nice. The story is also very nice in my opinion, just a pity that it comes a bit short in logic, especially at the end. But I still enjoyed it. I guess short films are very hard to make sense, especially with a complex idea like this one.
This is not a dieselpunk film… though it could easely have been.
There’s everything you want to have in a dieselpunk story except for the era aesthetics. But you have the mood (the b/w images, the voice over, the gloomy story, the famme fatal) and the speculative element. That’s why I’m sharing it.
Experimental LA-based film company Finite Films creates interactive independent short-films that incorporate constraints submitted to the filmmakers via social media. Directed by Michael Tacker, Imperfect is part of this one-year-long project,
These are the constrants that generated this short:
- A supernatural being/non-human must masquerade as a human.
- One of the characters doesn’t speak English.
- A character must say the line “Please stop shooting me.”
- A character must say the line “I don’t know where, I don’t know when, I don’t know how, and I don’t know why. Well, I know where…”
- Plot must revolve around the murder of a character we never know.
- The main character never speaks a line of dialogue.
- Must be in the style of a 40′s noir.