A man is forbidden by higher powers from pursuing love, so he plans to end his life and finally escape his heartbreaking existence.
This week I’ve had the privilege of being asked to review a short film from director Mark J Blackman (www.mjblackman.com) and boy was I not disappointed. Starring Joe Absolom (I Spit on Your Grave II) and Kerry Bennett (Casualty, Hollyoaks), Fraser James (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Bill Hutchens (Human Centipede II & III), Neon is a “big, bold, rainswept romantic thriller, only dark.”
I have to say that this blew me away. At only 15 minutes long this short crams so much story and visual delight into a short space of time, that it’s a feast for the senses. The cinematography is top notch, with some beautiful scenes overlaid with an excellent score that helps lift this short to new height.
It’s no wonder that this film’s picked up some awards so far, including Best Director from The London Film Awards, and is about to tour some US festivals including Sonoma in San Francisco, Houston Worldfest and several others.
While this film is perfect in itself, I would absolutely watch a feature length version of this film if it were available, and I’m definitely excited to see more from Mark and his team.
What the trailer below:
Gorephile. Singer. "Lady".