Facebook. A few years ago that compound word had little meaning; today it is a ubiquitous social media tool that has rapidly redefined how many people interact. Status, a short film by Josh Bedford, is a smart segment focussing on Clare Bosworth whose recent ‘in a relationship’ to ‘single’ status update has left her jaded to the world of Facebook. This is a clever and humorous commentary on the invasion of Facebook into our lives and the inescapable web it weaves around us. Breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the viewer Clare narrates her tale of Facebook woes. Well shot and produced Status is a tightly written, self-aware, short from a young new film maker featuring up and coming actress Emily Spetch in the lead role and playing on a subject that most people can relate to in modern society.
Read the official synopsis and check out the film HERE, or in the embed below.
“Status tells the story of Clare, a girl in her early twenties who has suffered from a broken relationship. Everything is going perfectly, until her boyfriend goes to a party arranged on facebook and ends up meeting another girl there and falling for her…never speaking to Clare again. Clare therefore holds a hate towards the website, but at the same time is still drawn to it, and finds it hard to escape. The film tells of her feelings towards facebook and towards Tom (her ex), and comes to a conclusion when she decides upon a drastic way to give up her ‘addiction’ and be rid of the memories of Tom.
This short film is a metaphor for the struggles of addiction and of relationships, and to an extent, is also a relevant exposé of how dependent our society has become on facebook and social networking as a whole.”