A wide-eyed man gets caught up in a surreal scheme presented as a business opportunity. Dynamic performances and inventive rhythm characterize this rapid fire short which never stops churning — it’s almost as if we’re watching in fast-forward.
It all starts at a pulsating dance club where an older gentleman named Jonathan takes the young man (also named Jonathan) under his wing, and offers him a job. When the job isn’t quite what young Jonathan had in mind, he hangs on for dear life as the demoralizing gig heats up.
Call it absurd nightmare comedy on speed. The strong visuals and punchy sound design and music give weight to the surreal proceedings. Director Kati Skelton is in full command. Her vision is odd and hilarious and gone before you know it. (8 minutes) Official Selection Slamdance 2017. Written/directed by Kati Skelton. Produced by Kati Skelton and Chris Osborn. Edited by Kati Skelton. Cinematography by Gideon DeVilliers. Starring Branson Reese with Peter Reznikoff, Dagmar Stansova and Matt Dennie.