Frames (2012) dir: Brandon Colvin
A young filmmaker uses his camera to transform the banality of his hometown into art. When a friend goes missing, however, his footage exposes a disturbing mystery … one he might be inventing. Begins as a high school coming-of-age drama (by way of DOGTOOTH perhaps) but turns into a tense mystery regarding obsession and perception. Impressive debut film from Brandon Colvin & his young cast and crew.
*** Watch on YouTube here.
Debut feature from a Wisconsin filmmaker, Brandon Colvin. There’s a distinct vibe at work: stilted performances, deliberate pace, formal construction. It becomes reliant on some genre elements (some low key mystery suspense) unlike the typical NoBudge fare, but it’s handled artfully. Excellent lead performances carry the film effortlessly. I knew nothing about the filmmakers but was drawn in & ultimately impressed.
And stay tuned for Brandon Colvin’s new film Sabbactical here: sabbatical-mossgarden.com