The Very Best Shorts I've seen
The opening really grabs you. The military music and excellent camera angles and blocking. Black knife salesman visiting home of a fan of the Confederate flag - and ends up making a sale. Great idea.
Shows director Farzad Ostovarzadeh's uncanny ability to direct emotion. Skilled, patient and engaging camera work.
Writer Jon Zucker develops within a few minutes the personalities of Nick and Cassy. By the time they're in front of Chelsea's house, I already feel I know these people and cared what happened to them. "How is it possible to pull that off in 4 minutes?" I ask myself. "I'd be a happy man if I could write like that!"
Absolutely brilliant tight script with a theme cogent to our times. Excellent production values and acting.