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Cast: Alexander Gauthier, laina Gianci, John Trent
Ex spouses are forced together in a bomb shelter during the end of the world. While sanity and supplies diminish the chance of death increases. Sometimes dying is better than just surviving.
We all know how awkward it can be to run into a Ex in public even if it is only for a brief moment. Now imagine spending what might be the rest of your life in a bomb shelter as the government fights to save humanity with your ex-wife or ex-husband. That is what happens in Director, Bradley Grenon's new film, "The End."
I am not going to go into any more details about what happens because I do not want to ruin the film for those waiting to see it. But I will say the 35 minute Short Film about the end of the world as we know it packs enough tension and suspense to fill out two feature films. The emphasis here is drama, the focus is on two ex-spouses who are trapped inside a bomb shelter so there is plenty of tension and bickering going on which just escalates as the days pass by.
I had a great time watching this tense little film, I really felt the character's grief and anxiety over the situation to the point where I was feeling it as well. One reason for that is the writing, Director, Bradley Grenon co-wrote the film with Rod Thompson and the two of them have crafted an end of the world drama that doesn't need flashy explosions of CGI creatures to be effective. We all heard the saying, "Sometimes it is what we do not see that is the most frightening," well, that applies here perfectly. The film is smart and the dialogue is intelligent and powerful enough to have you glued to the screen the entire time. The film even manages to toss in a little twist which I will not talk about here so not to ruin it but I will say it livens things up a bit. And last but not least I must talk about the film's two lead actors, Alexander Gauthier and Alaina Gianci who are fantastic as ex-spouses, James and Moira. They are amazing together and they play off each other perfectly. They really bring an already solid script up another level.
After watching and loving Grenon's first Short Film, "Unidentified" and loving it I was very eager to see this one and I have to say I was not disappointed. The film is very different from his first but in some ways I thought it was much more mature film. I hope to see a feature film someday soon from this talented writer and director but in the mean time I highly recommend checking this out when it heads out on its Festival run. You can keep up with the film's progress by visiting its Facebook page HERE.
"The End" is a film that gets in your end and it gets you thinking, it also sticks with you long after it is over. I highly recommend checking this out the moment you get the chance.
Released by Zone 7 Films
**** Out Of *****