On my recent LA trip I had the opportunity to watch Reflections, the short film starring Adrienne Wilkinson with a cameo by Zoe Bell. A psychological thriller that gripped me from the opening scene to the very end. Unfortunately the film wasn’t long enough because this deserves to be a feature film.
Adrienne was phenomenal; her portrayal as Carol, a young woman with extraordinary powers of foreseeing certain events when she looks into any reflective surface. The suspense and intrigue were so well done that it gripped me from the moment it starts. Short films usually don’t have such an impact on me because the writing lacks punch and my interest wanes very quickly. Many a Saturday night spent at the movies was an exercise in frustration because the short film before the feature bored me. Seldom do I find a short film and I wanted to groan in frustration when it ended. The writing, acting and direction of this film was sharp.
I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending because it has quite an impact; this short film has many levels and each layer has a depth to it that it makes you think. A film that makes you think is rare because it doesn’t rely on explosions or a car chase to distract you from the bad writing or the poor direction.
It’s no accident that this film has won multiple awards for best short film at film festivals and Adrienne for best actress. It deserves the kudos it has received.
If you have a chance to see this short film, you will not be disappointed. It’s a real treat.