Review #17: Shallow Water

Shallow Water is a short, Sci-Fi film written and directed by Sandy Collora. Starring Lisa Roumain.

The film tells the story of a group of adventurers, who arrived at a fabled fishing spot in Mexico only to realize that they are being hunted by a creature that lurks in the dark, shallow waters and that help will not be arriving any time soon. At the beginning of the movie we follow a woman on the run while she’s being hunted down by a creature. What happen next? You’ll find when you watch it.

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The movie starts with an intensity that doesn’t let go until the end. It keeps the tension growing as this woman is desperately trying to survive.

In this short film, we can see a great performance from Lisa Roumain (Hurricane). She expressed fear, and she has done this in a very convincing way. You could see and feel the terror the character was going through. Makes you think how would you behave in this situation.

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There is no dialogue at all in Shallow Water and it isn’t needed. The film is filled with so much tension created by the situation which our character has to deal with.

Noteworthy is also sound effects and music, created by Bill Lacey. I can see how much work was afforded to the sounds the creature would make. I really liked that, sounds really authentic. Since the beginning the music has promised tension and it keeps that way for the entire movie.

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I also need to mention about the camera work. I have to admit, it was really well done. Person responsible for that is cinematographer Edward A. Gutentag who managed to capture some great shots. Also, fact that he used the characters’ point of view, makes this more authentic. We can see what Diane sees.

Shallow Water is a nineteen minute long horror movie, with really good and interesting writing. Great performance made this an excellent short film that was very easy to watch and enjoy. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see something new.

 

7,5/10

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