Almost Winter

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A dramedy about the relationship between Tom Bales, an aging physics professor on the verge of retirement and his assistant, Eli, a recent college graduate on the verge of the rest of his life. Their future and their friendship is put to the test as Eli realizes he is less of an assistant and more of a caretaker for Tom.
Almost Winter Short Film

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5/5
An unmissable short film about aging and loyalty.
More often than not, short films hit the mark narratively but fail technically or vice versa, however ‘Almost Winter’ is one of those rare short films that ticks all the creative boxes and then some.

Directed by Austin Kolodney from a script by Daniel Rashid (who also stars), this comical drama simply excels in every possible way. Ron Crawford stars as Tom, a man on the cusp of retirement (winter of life), alongside Daniel Rashid as Eli, his personal assistant who is in the spring of life. The story focuses on Tom’s advancing age and Eli’s frustrations at becoming his de facto carer. “I signed up to be your assistant, not your nurse.”

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This 12-minute film is essentially a love story of a grandfather-grandson type companionship. Loyalty is driven as the major theme in this drama with a big dollop of humour throughout. Rashid and Crawford deliver remarkable performances that are highly rewarding and endearing to watch.

Technically, this short shines above many with picturesque cinematography and an equally brilliant soundtrack. The plot, although simple and uncomplicated, shines so bright we’re blinding by cinematic sparkle. Austin Kolodney’s creative leadership, as the film’s director, is truly noteworthy. Daniel Rashid is an outstanding talent – one to keep-an-eye-on. A film, we predict, that will scoop-up many accolades. Highly recommended.

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Published in December 2021

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Almost Winter

Synopsis

A dramedy about the relationship between Tom Bales, an aging physics professor on the verge of retirement and his assistant, Eli, a recent college graduate on the verge of the rest of his life. Their future and their friendship is put to the test as Eli realizes he is less of an assistant and more of a caretaker for Tom.

Review

An unmissable short film about aging and loyalty.

5/5
More often than not, short films hit the mark narratively but fail technically or vice versa, however ‘Almost Winter’ is one of those rare short films that ticks all the creative boxes and then some.

Directed by Austin Kolodney from a script by Daniel Rashid (who also stars), this comical drama simply excels in every possible way. Ron Crawford stars as Tom, a man on the cusp of retirement (winter of life), alongside Daniel Rashid as Eli, his personal assistant who is in the spring of life. The story focuses on Tom’s advancing age and Eli’s frustrations at becoming his de facto carer. “I signed up to be your assistant, not your nurse.”

Almost Winter Short Film
This 12-minute film is essentially a love story of a grandfather-grandson type companionship. Loyalty is driven as the major theme in this drama with a big dollop of humour throughout. Rashid and Crawford deliver remarkable performances that are highly rewarding and endearing to watch.

Technically, this short shines above many with picturesque cinematography and an equally brilliant soundtrack. The plot, although simple and uncomplicated, shines so bright we’re blinding by cinematic sparkle. Austin Kolodney’s creative leadership, as the film’s director, is truly noteworthy. Daniel Rashid is an outstanding talent – one to keep-an-eye-on. A film, we predict, that will scoop-up many accolades. Highly recommended.

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