mysterious satellite sends out a deadly signal through television
sets in this short science fiction thriller by writer/director Derek
Huey called “I’m Sorry”.
by Derek Huey,
“I’m Sorry” follows a man (played by Chad Thackston ) who is
compelled to commit murder, by a digital signal being transmitted
through television sets by a mysterious satellite orbiting the
Earth. The police
(played Drew Brown, Troy Parker and John Dalbosco) by are baffled
but are on the trail of a killer. When a stranger rings the doorbell
of their home, two young women (played by Jasmine Darby and Kristen
Perry) are easy prey for a killer. But, the tables are turned when
one of the women over-powers the killer and now the victim becomes
the hunter and the killer becomes an unexpected victim. The police
are called but insanity ensues when we find that WE don’t really
know who the killer is and why the death toll is rising.
take on the story:
by Mr. Huey the story was easy to follow but it is one of those kind
of movies where you will have to watch it several times to really
appreciate the flow and why things were happening the way they are.
But, once we saw it a couple of times we got what was happening. It
was a decent story. The only thing we didn’t get, and, it could
have been that the scene was interjected without transition, was a
commercial that was thrown into the movie. It did break up the flow
of the storyline and it kind of reminded us of the interjection of
commercial scenes in movies like “RoboCop” or “Total
Recall”. In this
movie, we are not sure if it worked but “I’m Sorry” was a good
first viewed this movie without the sound. It’s a good way to keep
one’s attention on the details of “how” the movie is made. The
first thing we noticed is the nice color the movie had. It seemed to
have a brownish-greenish tint to it. It appeared to be deep, rich
and it was consistent throughout the movie. Scenes were nicely
composed. Blocking was nicely done and flowing…nothing static or
stale. Camera angles were creative, flowing and consistent
throughout the movie, as well. Lighting was good. Scenes didn’t
look flat or boring. Editing was pretty tight, as we didn’t notice
anything peculiar or lingering. Scene transitions were seamless and
unremarkable (as it should be).
When we turned on the sound and viewed this movie again, we
found that sound was good. No echoing, crisp, clear and consistently
toned. Volume was leveled throughout the entirety of the movie.
Acting was okay. We did notice some strained dialogue with a couple
of the characters, but for the most part the delivery of lines were
natural by most of the cast. Was this a true ensemble of talent
working together? It was close, but we do have to say that there
were several outstanding performances from several of the cast
Assessment of the movie, the Production value:
were taken by the director and the production team to make a good
movie, and, to make it quickly. This was part of a Sci-Fi short
movie competition called The Zone. The team only had a week to make
this movie. What we found was a very well-made short movie with a
decent short story. At first, we were confused as to the genre –
was this sci-fi or was it a crime thriller? We are going to leave
that up to the viewer. We thought the production value was good.
Good lighting. Good Sound. Wardrobe was appropriate, Set design was
consistent. Editing was seamless. Acting was good. Camera work was
creative and fluid. We think the director did a good job in making
this movie, considering the time limitation. “I’m Sorry” was a
good story and a good movie. But, determine its value for yourself.
reviewed this movie and using our TSIRS rating system we rated this
short movie a 4.3 out of 5 stars.
I’m Sorry - Team
time: 7 Minutes 19 Seconds
Company: Pop-Up Picture Show, LLC
Troy Parker, Chad Thackston, Drew Brown, Evan King, Kristen
Perry, Seth Millard, John Dalbosco, Larissa Dali, Jasmine Darby and
including Austin Robert Moore and Evan George Vourazeris.
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