oscar pintaContinuing the review of short movies I selected an Australian one as the 5th to be featured at theskykid.com. The name of the film is Oscar Pinta and it was directed by Joanna Quintanilla – who at the time was a University student. What initially attracted me to the film was its weird summary :

“A young boy takes a photograph of a stranger and is slowly consumed by the man’s soul.”

I am found of street photography myself and having read the above description my impatience to see the film was quite understandable. Thankfully I found it posted on YouTube. I saw it and ended up liking it . Its a 5 minutes short done quite professionally especially in terms of cinematography . The camerawork and the visuals used in the film create a unique atmosphere in the film  which even some full featured films failed to achieve . I would also like to mention Michael Kotaridis who played the boy in the film as after seeing the film I have quite a high opinion of his acting talent. The film has almost half a million views on youtube and most of the comments there indicate the people are quite found if it – and the best way to know your opinion about Oscar Pinta is to leave me a comment after seeing it.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I just re-watched the film. Despite its length its quite powerful…noted the stutter sound effects I have missed when I first wrote about it . I know that once people were afraid from having their photo taken as they thought that the photo will capture part of their soul. ( I think I read that in some book ). Indeed in photography sometimes there are works that make you feel something – the mood , the atmosphere even the emotions of people featured on the photos. The director of this short film well portrayed that idea

  2. I just re-watched the film. Despite its length its quite powerful…noted the stutter sound effects I have missed when I first wrote about it . I know that once people were afraid from having their photo taken as they thought that the photo will capture part of their soul. ( I think I read that in some book ). Indeed in photography sometimes there are works that make you feel something – the mood , the atmosphere even the emotions of people featured on the photos. The director of this short film well portrayed that idea

  3. I liked this movie. It is about the strange relationship between a boy and a man .. what is in this movie reminded me of myself

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