Look At Us Now

Synopsis

The film explores the societal impact of Comic Book culture and its importance to fans, while also telling the story of how geek culture went from being a punchline to a global phenomenon. Based on the poem by Vee The Vision.

Review

4/5
A love letter to comic books.
‘Look At Us Now’ opens with Vee Rodriguez (Vee The Vision), a writer, filmmaker, poet and musician from New York City. We learn about how comic books taught him empathy and inspired him own heroism when he was bullied as a child. This short documentary, filmed in black and white, introduces us to 6 other self-proclaimed comic book “geeks” or “nerds” and the publications that shaped them.

Vee’s poetic (rap) talent is spectacular, fittingly introduced during the opening title: “The plot and tone has stopped and grown and made us the heroes of this story”. The use of black and white imagery throughout is additionally poetic – the “colour” shines solely from the collective passion.

Look At Us Now Short Film Review
This short film isn’t just a love letter to comic books, we learn about the shaping of friendships, determination to succeed and how these stories showcase humanities flaws and strengths. Described as a modern-day mythology and therapeutic, it is easy to see the impact it has had on society and this film certainly brings attention to this.

‘Look At Us Now’ is a real treat for comic book lovers. It takes an important step to highlight female views of the genre – breaking down the mans-world perception. “We were the few men and women who would use them to visit our true deposition of reality. Now we’re the troops with a vision of harmony”. A low budget short that deserves high praise.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Vee Rodriguez
Writer(s): Vee Rodriguez
Cast: Christina Kaplan, Leo Lungaro, Manny Luna, Nadya Martinez, Phillip Rogers, Tony Bartele, Vee Rodriguez
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Director of Photography:
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Specifications

Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Subjects: Art, Bullying, Coming-of-age, Creativity, Culture, Exploration, Poetry
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Vee Rodriguez
Writer(s): Vee Rodriguez
Cast: Christina Kaplan, Leo Lungaro, Manny Luna, Nadya Martinez, Phillip Rogers, Tony Bartele, Vee Rodriguez
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Subjects: Art, Bullying, Coming-of-age, Creativity, Culture, Exploration, Poetry
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Look At Us Now

Synopsis

The film explores the societal impact of Comic Book culture and its importance to fans, while also telling the story of how geek culture went from being a punchline to a global phenomenon. Based on the poem by Vee The Vision.

Review

A love letter to comic books.

4/5
‘Look At Us Now’ opens with Vee Rodriguez (Vee The Vision), a writer, filmmaker, poet and musician from New York City. We learn about how comic books taught him empathy and inspired him own heroism when he was bullied as a child. This short documentary, filmed in black and white, introduces us to 6 other self-proclaimed comic book “geeks” or “nerds” and the publications that shaped them.

Vee’s poetic (rap) talent is spectacular, fittingly introduced during the opening title: “The plot and tone has stopped and grown and made us the heroes of this story”. The use of black and white imagery throughout is additionally poetic – the “colour” shines solely from the collective passion.

Look At Us Now Short Film Review
This short film isn’t just a love letter to comic books, we learn about the shaping of friendships, determination to succeed and how these stories showcase humanities flaws and strengths. Described as a modern-day mythology and therapeutic, it is easy to see the impact it has had on society and this film certainly brings attention to this.

‘Look At Us Now’ is a real treat for comic book lovers. It takes an important step to highlight female views of the genre – breaking down the mans-world perception. “We were the few men and women who would use them to visit our true deposition of reality. Now we’re the troops with a vision of harmony”. A low budget short that deserves high praise.

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