Oliver Tibbold

Synopsis

Oliver finds himself stuck between his past and the reality of his dwindling independence as he is hit with reality.

Review

4/5
A poignant drama that delves into aging and the loss of self-dependency.
Written and directed by Sarah Falkiner, ‘Oliver Tibbold’ is a short drama film that explores an aging man who grapples with his independence. Arch Harmon stars as Oliver, who’s frailty limits his physical and mental abilities. The film showcases themes of isolation, loneliness, ill-health and aging. A poignant drama that will tug at the heart strings of its audience.

The 5-minute film opens with an unkept Oliver striving through his cluttered kitchen in search for cat-food. His advancing age and ill-health have overtaken his household capabilities. When his daughter telephones about her up-coming visit, Oliver anxiously tries to conceal all signs of self-neglect. On his way back from an absentminded trip to the store, Oliver takes a perilous stumble on the sidewalk. The film concludes with a telephone message from his concerned daughter.

Oliver Tibbold Short Film
Sarah Falkiner has created a striking drama that doesn’t shy away from exploring the pitfalls of old age. Arch Harmon (Oliver) portrays the character with praiseworthy precision – a captivating delivery from the offset. The drama acts as a salient reminder to keep tabs on the elderly population, particularly within families/communities. Cinematography is exceptional from start to finish, wrapped up with fine editing and sound. A sobering watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Sarah Falkiner
Writer(s): Sarah Falkiner
Cast: Arch Harmon, Senyah Haynes
Producer(s): Sarah Falkiner
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
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Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Aging, Childhood, Family, Father and Daughter, Health, Identity, Illness, Loneliness
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Sarah Falkiner
Writer(s): Sarah Falkiner
Cast: Arch Harmon, Senyah Haynes
Producer(s): Sarah Falkiner
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Aging, Childhood, Family, Father and Daughter, Health, Identity, Illness, Loneliness
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

Recommended

Oliver Tibbold

Synopsis

Oliver finds himself stuck between his past and the reality of his dwindling independence as he is hit with reality.

Review

A poignant drama that delves into aging and the loss of self-dependency.

4/5
Written and directed by Sarah Falkiner, ‘Oliver Tibbold’ is a short drama film that explores an aging man who grapples with his independence. Arch Harmon stars as Oliver, who’s frailty limits his physical and mental abilities. The film showcases themes of isolation, loneliness, ill-health and aging. A poignant drama that will tug at the heart strings of its audience.

The 5-minute film opens with an unkept Oliver striving through his cluttered kitchen in search for cat-food. His advancing age and ill-health have overtaken his household capabilities. When his daughter telephones about her up-coming visit, Oliver anxiously tries to conceal all signs of self-neglect. On his way back from an absentminded trip to the store, Oliver takes a perilous stumble on the sidewalk. The film concludes with a telephone message from his concerned daughter.

Oliver Tibbold Short Film
Sarah Falkiner has created a striking drama that doesn’t shy away from exploring the pitfalls of old age. Arch Harmon (Oliver) portrays the character with praiseworthy precision – a captivating delivery from the offset. The drama acts as a salient reminder to keep tabs on the elderly population, particularly within families/communities. Cinematography is exceptional from start to finish, wrapped up with fine editing and sound. A sobering watch. Highly recommended.

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