1,500 Words (Short) – Review

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When Stanley is told that he only has 1,500 words to live, he works incredibly hard to keep himself and his marriage alive using as few words as possible.

1,500 Words is a pleasing short film that is warm, funny and really well made.

1,500 Words’ success stems from a sharp and witty script penned by Menzies, which is packed with one liners and brilliant quips; “the silence filled the house quietly, like a gas leak” is a particular highlight. Michael Smiley’s narrator is allowed to shine most with this brilliant material, which is not to say that the other performances aren’t fantastic either! Marcus Garvey is great as protagonist Stanley, he manages to exploit the inherent ridiculousness of the set up without over-performing and Eri Jackson gives a quiet and controlled performance as Stanley’s unfortunate wife Julia.  These performances all stem from Chaplain’s assured and confident direction.  1,500 Words is a very good short film indeed.

Written by James Menzies, Directed by Andrew Chaplin, 8 minutes

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