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The Docks (A Short Film Noir)

It’s been such a long time since last I posted a short film noir on my blog. The last one must have been Killer in Red, one of my favourite, actually.

Yesterday, I had a look on YouTube and found so many new ones. It was never so easy finding new ones. Apparently, many creators are turning to noir as a form of expression. Can’t figure why.

Anyway, I thought it’d be nice to go back to the good habit of sharing these films, most of which are independent and many of which are from amateur filmmakers with great creativity.

Let’s start, with a short, sweet one.

This is a film by director Matt Gilpin, and is an incredibly short film (which I find amazing) that has won a lot of awards. 

A Neo-Noir short film starring Féadha ní Chaoimhe and Mikey Tsoukkas, following a murder, a witness and a coverup. 

The Docks is not even 2 minutes long, and although I find the ending predictable, I really enjoyed the execution. The way the story focuses on the characters’ emotions, highlighted by the insistence of the camera on such tight close-ups. 

I also like the use of colour and black and white to separate the two levels of narration. 

To me, it’s a good one. 

What do you think?


The Docks short film noir

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