Friday, April 1, 2016

Short Film: "MUM"

 I've written about my short attention span many times here on The Randy Report. As such, I have developed a fondness for short films and web series that take you on a journey in a minimal amount of time.

Today I came across a beautiful short film, MUM, which I found not only impactful but beautiful.

Written, directed and edited by Alex Bohs, the story is told in flashbacks interspersed with moments from William's daily life - sitting at home, working as a house painter, swimming at his local pool.

The story explores the fallout of a recent incident in the life of William, the details and impact of which are not clear until end.

I'm not the only one who liked MUM - the film found it's way across the U.S. and around the world:

Official Selection for:

NFFTY 2014 (Seattle, Washington)
8th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival (Ashord, Washington)
2014 North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Durham, North Carolina)
2014 Reel Q: Pittsburgh International LGBT Festival (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Frameline38: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco, California)
2014 ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival (Rochester, New York)
2014 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (London, United Kingdom)
2014 Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
2014 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)
2014 Filmreihe Homochrom (Cologne, Germany)
2015 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
2015 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival (Ontario, Canada)
2015 Roze Filmdagen: Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Not only is the imagery striking, but the use of music and sound play very important roles in the story-telling.

Congrats to Alex Bohs and his creative team for touching and thoughtful storytelling.

Take a few minutes and watch MUM.

(h/t NewNowNext)

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