Karma

Synopsis

Two 19 year old girls scam wealthy men out of their millions and convert it into cryptocurrency. However, they soon learn that another hacker is actually scamming them, with potentially deadly consequences.
Karma Short Film

Review

3/5
What goes around comes around.
Max McGee (Writer/Director) delves into the dark web with his 12-minute thriller short film ‘Karma’. The plot surrounds Karma (Chloe Sweetlove) and Destiny (Nicole Joseph) – childhood friends who swindle one million pounds in a telephone banking scam. Unbeknownst to them, they are also being scammed of their cryptocurrency.

The short opens with an array of neon lightning, hyper-energetic music and fast tension. We are being set-up for a reward of high drama and an engaging plot. Sadly, the projection falls short. Although the film is visually pleasing – with a dramatic menacing atmosphere – the acting performance is weak in tone. Max’s script is undeniably strong, the over-all story is compelling, but the acting delivery is frustratingly unconvincing. At times the tensity is portrayed only by the music and the cinematography.

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‘Karma’ concludes with a twist – thankfully – rescuing the short from a downward drop into oblivion. Max McGee (Writer/Director) also appears as the Hacker – the only performance that has real dimension to it. ‘Karma’ is far from a bad short film, it’s certainly worth the 12-minute watch. Chloe Sweetlove (Karma) and Nicole Joseph (Destiny) may misrepresent Max’s dialogue in tone, but there are some tender moments between their characters that aid the narrative – noticeably during moments of reflection. A tale of fraud, revenge, betrayal and what goes around comes around.

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Karma

Synopsis

Two 19 year old girls scam wealthy men out of their millions and convert it into cryptocurrency. However, they soon learn that another hacker is actually scamming them, with potentially deadly consequences.

Review

What goes around comes around.

3/5
Max McGee (Writer/Director) delves into the dark web with his 12-minute thriller short film ‘Karma’. The plot surrounds Karma (Chloe Sweetlove) and Destiny (Nicole Joseph) – childhood friends who swindle one million pounds in a telephone banking scam. Unbeknownst to them, they are also being scammed of their cryptocurrency.

The short opens with an array of neon lightning, hyper-energetic music and fast tension. We are being set-up for a reward of high drama and an engaging plot. Sadly, the projection falls short. Although the film is visually pleasing – with a dramatic menacing atmosphere – the acting performance is weak in tone. Max’s script is undeniably strong, the over-all story is compelling, but the acting delivery is frustratingly unconvincing. At times the tensity is portrayed only by the music and the cinematography.

Karma Short Film
‘Karma’ concludes with a twist – thankfully – rescuing the short from a downward drop into oblivion. Max McGee (Writer/Director) also appears as the Hacker – the only performance that has real dimension to it. ‘Karma’ is far from a bad short film, it’s certainly worth the 12-minute watch. Chloe Sweetlove (Karma) and Nicole Joseph (Destiny) may misrepresent Max’s dialogue in tone, but there are some tender moments between their characters that aid the narrative – noticeably during moments of reflection. A tale of fraud, revenge, betrayal and what goes around comes around.

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