Private Life

Synopsis

Private investigator, Ray, is offered a job to catch a wealthy real estate agent’s husband cheating. However, accepting this assignment creates doubts about his own relationship with his fiancee, Sarah.

Review

4/5
A mystery that explores infidelity and trust.
Written and directed by Joe Cuozzo, ‘Private Life’ is a short drama film that explores infidelity and trust. Nick Shea leads the cast as Ray, a private investigator who is tasked with authenticating a marital affair. The task triggers his own relationship struggle. Kelly McCready co-stars as Ray’s fiancé, Sarah. Daniel Ortiz stars as Manny, Ray’s fellow investigator. Dana D’Ascoli completes the cast as wealthy real-estate agent, Elaine.

The 22-minute mystery-drama opens with a close-up of Sarah’s engagement ring. The ring acts as the narrative catalyst. Despite Ray and Sarah’s commitment to marry, their hostile relationship proves challenging. As Ray conducts his investigation with a powerful real estate agent, to trace her husband’s affair, the assignment exposes his own trust issues with Sarah. ‘Private Life’ is a powerful film that delves into the fragility of a relationship and the labor of trusting after betrayal.

Private Life Short Film
Joe Couzzo and his cast and crew have delivered an outstanding short film. Cinematography by Colin Tunney is highly commendable. Sound, editing and music is equally praiseworthy. Nick Shea’s performance as Ray is particularly noteworthy – the audience will certainly empathise with his flaw. ’Private Life’ and its plot twist will keep viewers engaged and captivated. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Joe Cuozzo
Writer(s): Joe Cuozzo
Cast: Dana D’Ascoli, Kelly McCready, Nick Shea
Producer(s): Nate Borst
Director of Photography: Colin Tunney
Editor(s): Joe Cuozzo
Animation:
Sound: Jason Horan,Lance Ferrer
Music: Gabe Reber
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Subjects: Betrayal, Breakup, Detective, Heartbreak, Jealousy, Love, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Joe Cuozzo
Writer(s): Joe Cuozzo
Cast: Dana D’Ascoli, Kelly McCready, Nick Shea
Producer(s): Nate Borst
Director of Photography: Colin Tunney
Editor(s): Joe Cuozzo
Animation:
Sound: Jason Horan,Lance Ferrer
Music: Gabe Reber
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Subjects: Betrayal, Breakup, Detective, Heartbreak, Jealousy, Love, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Private Life

Synopsis

Private investigator, Ray, is offered a job to catch a wealthy real estate agent’s husband cheating. However, accepting this assignment creates doubts about his own relationship with his fiancee, Sarah.

Review

A mystery that explores infidelity and trust.

4/5
Written and directed by Joe Cuozzo, ‘Private Life’ is a short drama film that explores infidelity and trust. Nick Shea leads the cast as Ray, a private investigator who is tasked with authenticating a marital affair. The task triggers his own relationship struggle. Kelly McCready co-stars as Ray’s fiancé, Sarah. Daniel Ortiz stars as Manny, Ray’s fellow investigator. Dana D’Ascoli completes the cast as wealthy real-estate agent, Elaine.

The 22-minute mystery-drama opens with a close-up of Sarah’s engagement ring. The ring acts as the narrative catalyst. Despite Ray and Sarah’s commitment to marry, their hostile relationship proves challenging. As Ray conducts his investigation with a powerful real estate agent, to trace her husband’s affair, the assignment exposes his own trust issues with Sarah. ‘Private Life’ is a powerful film that delves into the fragility of a relationship and the labor of trusting after betrayal.

Private Life Short Film
Joe Couzzo and his cast and crew have delivered an outstanding short film. Cinematography by Colin Tunney is highly commendable. Sound, editing and music is equally praiseworthy. Nick Shea’s performance as Ray is particularly noteworthy – the audience will certainly empathise with his flaw. ’Private Life’ and its plot twist will keep viewers engaged and captivated. Highly recommended.

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