Point Five

Synopsis

A nervous upper-class banker reluctantly gets dragged into a hostile transaction with an extremely unorthodox drug dealer.

Review

5/5
An extraordinary short that promises a lot of laughs.
Written and directed by Sam Turner, ‘Point Five’ is a British short dramedy film that cunningly combines the subject of climate change with drug-dealing. Daniel Allen stars as Ben – an anxious cocaine buyer. Stephanie Houtman stars as Faith – Ben’s excitable accomplice. Kaine Buffonge completes the cast as the intimidating drug-dealer.

The narrative kicks off as Faith persuades a nervous Ben to buy cocaine from a seemingly friendly drug-dealer. Despite his hidden reservations, Ben picks up the courage to arrange the deal. Suspense and thrill quickly turn comical when Liam – the intimidating dealer – demands an additional 10p for the plastic bag.

Point Five Short Film
Daniel Allen’s performance as Ben is highly entertaining – rewarding viewers with dark humour throughout. Kaine Buffonge’s portrayal as Liam (the drug dealer) is filled with unpredictably and tensity – providing multiple moments of comic relief. Stephanie Houtman (Faith) delivers a fine performance as the seemingly street-savvy cocaine user. The cast work tremendously well together and this deserves high praise.

The 8-minute film is delivered in high quality throughout, with astonishing cinematography, lighting, sound and music. Sam Turner and his cast/crew have created a glorious film that should be a case-study in short filmmaking. A unique film that highlights an important message. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Sam Turner
Writer(s): Sam Turner
Cast: Daniel Allen, Kaine Buffonge, Stephanie Houtman
Producer(s): Oliver Woodward, Sam Turner
Director of Photography: Gerrard Puigmal Puigmal
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Michele Covio
Music: Dan Almond
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Climate Change, Drugs
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2022
Published in March 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Sam Turner
Writer(s): Sam Turner
Cast: Daniel Allen, Kaine Buffonge, Stephanie Houtman
Producer(s): Oliver Woodward, Sam Turner
Director of Photography: Gerrard Puigmal Puigmal
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Michele Covio
Music: Dan Almond
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Climate Change, Drugs
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2022
Collections:

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Point Five

Synopsis

A nervous upper-class banker reluctantly gets dragged into a hostile transaction with an extremely unorthodox drug dealer.

Review

An extraordinary short that promises a lot of laughs.

5/5
Written and directed by Sam Turner, ‘Point Five’ is a British short dramedy film that cunningly combines the subject of climate change with drug-dealing. Daniel Allen stars as Ben – an anxious cocaine buyer. Stephanie Houtman stars as Faith – Ben’s excitable accomplice. Kaine Buffonge completes the cast as the intimidating drug-dealer.

The narrative kicks off as Faith persuades a nervous Ben to buy cocaine from a seemingly friendly drug-dealer. Despite his hidden reservations, Ben picks up the courage to arrange the deal. Suspense and thrill quickly turn comical when Liam – the intimidating dealer – demands an additional 10p for the plastic bag.

Point Five Short Film
Daniel Allen’s performance as Ben is highly entertaining – rewarding viewers with dark humour throughout. Kaine Buffonge’s portrayal as Liam (the drug dealer) is filled with unpredictably and tensity – providing multiple moments of comic relief. Stephanie Houtman (Faith) delivers a fine performance as the seemingly street-savvy cocaine user. The cast work tremendously well together and this deserves high praise.

The 8-minute film is delivered in high quality throughout, with astonishing cinematography, lighting, sound and music. Sam Turner and his cast/crew have created a glorious film that should be a case-study in short filmmaking. A unique film that highlights an important message. Highly recommended.

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