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The Artist | Short Film, is a mystery drama, that hopes to transcend regular human emotion, bypassing those that are felt day to day and create feelings that appear unimaginable. The protagonist Henry is an Artist who loves what he does, he puts his heart into every sketch and every painting he does. But it seems that there may be more behind this particular sketch he is currently undertaking. He seems to have an emotional connection to to the woman he is sketching. But why ? Is he just so passionate about his work, or is there something deeper here ? Olivia his assistant at work, seems to believe that there is something deeper here, she seems to believe that Henry is doing the unimaginable, and sketching his ex-girlfriend. Why would he do that? Something is definitely affecting Henry, we can see it on his face… something is not right, there is something that Henry is not telling us, a dark shadow overlaps his life and it appears his decline may be inevitable., but he appears to deny that any such dark shadow exists.
I want to give a special thank you to Alistair Chekaoui for seeing my vision so clearly and when reading the script to you, asking me to read not the lines written within the script, but instead to read from exactly what the characters thought process was at that particular time.
Honestly speaking, we are all a bunch of young filmmakers that love what we do. This is my passion, my dream, this is all I care about. I love to act, and portraying Henry will be a memory that never leaves me, and a feeling I will always revisit, it was pure magic.
HENRY – RIEL JOHN-BAPTISTE
OLIVIA – AMBER DOIG THORNE
DIANA – CHIARA PASETTO
AARON – CAL BENTLEY
WRITTEN AND CREATED BY RIEL JOHN-BAPTISTE
DIRECTED BY ALI CHEKAOUI & RIEL JOHN-BAPTISTE
SOUND BY MALHAR KAWRE