Noose

Synopsis

Two old friends reunite and spend the day together.
Noose Short Film

Review

3/5
A typical teenage comedy.
Directed by Nick LaMarco from a script by Jackson Shipman, ‘Noose’ follows suicidal Paul (portrayed by Jackson Shipman) who’s life-ending attempts are comically interrupted. This American dramedy takes a glimpse at the bleak teenage-life of Paul and his enthusiastic friend Michael (Allan Weedman) – who stops at nothing in his efforts to bring light into his friends darkness. The short takes place over the course of a single day.

‘Noose’ raises integral themes such as mental health and companionship but with a familiar teenage nuance; masculine banter, steeling alcohol and girls. Shipman and Weedman work off each-other well to deliver various moments of comedy – albeit with a typical adolescent undertone. Post-production could have been polished further to remove unflattering over-exposure and audio mixing, but luckily this doesn’t take away its charm.

Watch more films by
The narrative in this 18-minute short is solid – supported by intriguing characters and witty dialogue throughout. The ending may prove surprising to some, as it appears our protagonist resumes his suicidal quest – undermining the second act. Jackson Shipman (Paul/Writer) provides an engaging performance, but Allan Weedman (Michael) steels the stage with his boyish charisma and innate hilarity. ‘Noose’ succeeds by showcasing tender moments intertwined with comic relief. A favourable short film all round.

Cast/Crew

Director(s):
Writer(s):
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Published in December 2021

Recommended

Cast/Crew

Director(s):
Writer(s):
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Recommended

Noose

Synopsis

Two old friends reunite and spend the day together.

Review

A typical teenage comedy.

3/5
Directed by Nick LaMarco from a script by Jackson Shipman, ‘Noose’ follows suicidal Paul (portrayed by Jackson Shipman) who’s life-ending attempts are comically interrupted. This American dramedy takes a glimpse at the bleak teenage-life of Paul and his enthusiastic friend Michael (Allan Weedman) – who stops at nothing in his efforts to bring light into his friends darkness. The short takes place over the course of a single day.

‘Noose’ raises integral themes such as mental health and companionship but with a familiar teenage nuance; masculine banter, steeling alcohol and girls. Shipman and Weedman work off each-other well to deliver various moments of comedy – albeit with a typical adolescent undertone. Post-production could have been polished further to remove unflattering over-exposure and audio mixing, but luckily this doesn’t take away its charm.

Noose Short Film
The narrative in this 18-minute short is solid – supported by intriguing characters and witty dialogue throughout. The ending may prove surprising to some, as it appears our protagonist resumes his suicidal quest – undermining the second act. Jackson Shipman (Paul/Writer) provides an engaging performance, but Allan Weedman (Michael) steels the stage with his boyish charisma and innate hilarity. ‘Noose’ succeeds by showcasing tender moments intertwined with comic relief. A favourable short film all round.

Recommended

Submit to Think Shorts

We would be delighted to review and feature your short film on Think Shorts.

All submissions are handled directly via FilmFreeway.