“It’s quiet…but so loud”
Running roughly four and a half minutes, Why Haven’t They Fixed the Cameras Yet? (WHTFTCY) is an exhilarating short film that captivates the watcher and keeps you hooked. Written and directed by Travis White, produced by Madison Phillips and starring the talents of Lee Eddy and Lucas King, WHTFTCY is a masterclass on how an award-winning short is made—it is technical perfection.
The story definitely has some darker undertones; abduction, rape culture, misogyny…there are clearly a couple of stabs at our unacceptably accepted societal norms. The story takes place in a parking lot with a handful of flashbacks to an office party. There is some animosity between our two lead roles but saying more would give too much away. Suffice it to say it is great.
We have an interesting score which is mostly a distorted Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy. It is an interesting choice of music as the ballet has the prima ballerina doing surprisingly little dancing until she eventually makes her appearance for the big number—a plot which holds similarities to our leading lady’s plan. The distortion of the usually sweet and cherubic melody also fits Devon’s (Lucas King) character really well; a fake sweetness used to grab a few peaches and cherries over plums.
WHTFTCY Climaxes in style. Lee Eddy (The Woman) gives us a stellar performance with the focus on her almost explicitly. It was emotive, genuine and kind of shocking. I felt real emotions in those final scenes and that’s what any actor, actress, and filmmaker strive for. It was a short journey that never quite made it out of the parking lot but it was definitely worth the ride.
Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid. Poster below. The film has just finished its festival run and is currently available on youtube at the following link. Enjoy.
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