Picnic Under A Gibbet

Synopsis

Feasting under the corpse of the dead king, a Town Fool and Court Jester argue plague, politics, and the fate of their unexpected visitor: a Doctor in search of the king.

Review

5/5
A fiercely witty satire set in the middle ages.
Directed by Richard Corso, from a script by Gregory Ferbrache & Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, ‘Picnic Under A Gibbet’ is a short comedy film that takes a satirical look at a viral epidemic in the middle ages. The film delves into the head-to-head of two eccentric characters, The Jester and The Fool. A hilariously absurd narrative that explores themes of society, politics, betrayal and survival.

The 17-minute film opens with The Jester (Sean Michael Cummings) and The Fool (Cody Dermon) having a picnic under the hanging corpse of the dead King. The film is entirely shot with black and white cinematography – utilizing the early cinematic 4:3 aspect ratio. Throughout the short, The Jester and The Fool engross themselves in drawn-out debates about the current plague (an echo of the COVID-19 pandemic) and the affairs of the Kingdom. Upon the arrival of The Doctor (Leonard Barrett Jr.), who has a desire to cure the King, the film shifts into an intricate election of succession. Terry Burnsed provides voice-over narration.

Picnic Under A Gibbet
Richard Corso (Director) never fails to deliver quirky, albeit enthralling narratives. Corso is a visionary director who employs all of his creative forces to implement a unique experience for the audience. ‘Picnic Under A Gibbet’ is an exceptional piece of filmmaking – with elaborate production/costume design, a fiercely witty plot and charismatic characterization. Audience intrigue will endure throughout the unduly lengthy dialogue, a nod to Sean Michael Cummings and Cody Dermon’s captivating performances. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Richard Corso
Writer(s): Gregory Ferbrache, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill
Cast: Cody Dermon, Leonard Barrett Jr., Sean Michael Cummings, Terry Burnsed
Producer(s): Anthony Cross, Haleigh Burckley, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, Richard Corso, Rob Shearer, Thomas Wingerd
Director of Photography: Brekon Baxter
Editor(s): Gavin Libbey
Animation:
Sound: Michael Bilker,Mitchell Kinzer
Music:
Miscellaneous: Greth Ligon

Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Apocalyptic, Betrayal, Conspiracy, Corruption, COVID-19, Death, History, Immigration, Isolation, Jealousy, Lockdown, Politics, Satire, Society, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Richard Corso
Writer(s): Gregory Ferbrache, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill
Cast: Cody Dermon, Leonard Barrett Jr., Sean Michael Cummings, Terry Burnsed
Producer(s): Anthony Cross, Haleigh Burckley, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, Richard Corso, Rob Shearer, Thomas Wingerd
Director of Photography: Brekon Baxter
Editor(s): Gavin Libbey
Animation:
Sound: Michael Bilker,Mitchell Kinzer
Music:
Miscellaneous: Greth Ligon

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Apocalyptic, Betrayal, Conspiracy, Corruption, COVID-19, Death, History, Immigration, Isolation, Jealousy, Lockdown, Politics, Satire, Society, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Picnic Under A Gibbet

Synopsis

Feasting under the corpse of the dead king, a Town Fool and Court Jester argue plague, politics, and the fate of their unexpected visitor: a Doctor in search of the king.

Review

A fiercely witty satire set in the middle ages.

5/5
Directed by Richard Corso, from a script by Gregory Ferbrache & Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, ‘Picnic Under A Gibbet’ is a short comedy film that takes a satirical look at a viral epidemic in the middle ages. The film delves into the head-to-head of two eccentric characters, The Jester and The Fool. A hilariously absurd narrative that explores themes of society, politics, betrayal and survival.

The 17-minute film opens with The Jester (Sean Michael Cummings) and The Fool (Cody Dermon) having a picnic under the hanging corpse of the dead King. The film is entirely shot with black and white cinematography – utilizing the early cinematic 4:3 aspect ratio. Throughout the short, The Jester and The Fool engross themselves in drawn-out debates about the current plague (an echo of the COVID-19 pandemic) and the affairs of the Kingdom. Upon the arrival of The Doctor (Leonard Barrett Jr.), who has a desire to cure the King, the film shifts into an intricate election of succession. Terry Burnsed provides voice-over narration.

Picnic Under A Gibbet
Richard Corso (Director) never fails to deliver quirky, albeit enthralling narratives. Corso is a visionary director who employs all of his creative forces to implement a unique experience for the audience. ‘Picnic Under A Gibbet’ is an exceptional piece of filmmaking – with elaborate production/costume design, a fiercely witty plot and charismatic characterization. Audience intrigue will endure throughout the unduly lengthy dialogue, a nod to Sean Michael Cummings and Cody Dermon’s captivating performances. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

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