In a town acclaimed for honouring ancient folklore, Willow (played by Lamissah La Shontae ) finds herself vulnerable to a sinister mythological farmer after failing to contribute to the annual tradition of berry collecting. From there…..well Im not saying, watch the film for yourself when you can. Whilst the film itself is only around 3 and a half minutes long, it stays with you a lot longer than that and filmmakers Ethan Evans and Jess Bartlett (and of course the cast) have crafted a wonderfully creepy grimm fairy tale world in this beautifully shot film. The upside is that its great to look at and the use of facial acting (there is very little dialogue in the film) is wonderful and tells us, the audience all we need to know. With a haunting music track, the mood is built right from the start. Of course the downside is the running time, because I want to see more of this world and the characters that inhabit it.
Lamissah is once again on top form and I know from experience, she is not only one of the most professional talents in the film world at the moment, but her dedication to the roles before the camera even rolls, is amazing. (I have worked with Lamissah and we are working together on a small number of projects in the near future, but theres a reason for that, and its the way she prepares for a role, and also how she inhabits the characters she takes on, Wither is no different. She has nailed it)
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