Disconnected

Synopsis

A young college student disconnects from social media in an attempt to re-gain his self-control and discover meaningful interaction beyond an illuminated screen.

Review

3/5
A film that explores the social detriment of social media.
Written and directed by Ryan Dawson, ‘Disconnected’ is an experimental drama that explores the reduction of face-to-face interaction sparked by the birth of social media. Dakotah Todd stars as a young man who eliminates his social media in a bid to establish genuine relationships. Filmed without dialogue, the short reflects the social challenges that inhabit the youth of today.

The 3-minute film opens at a café, where an isolated character scrolls through his social media accounts. As sorrow succumbs him, he discards his cell-phone and observes the real world – a world where everyone is transfixed to a device. A promising encounter with a young woman (April Davis) is short-lived by her own social media engrossment. A tragic narrative that mirrors modern society.

Disconnected Short Film
Ryan Dawson (Writer/Director) has created a cautionary tale that highlights the cataclysmic society social media has produced. Despite the film showcasing a young couple and a group of friends, their interaction is limited by their personal cellular devices. ‘Disconnected’ is a thought provoking short that will ring true with many viewers. Social media is inarguably leading us/society into greater isolation and disconnect – a disturbing veracity that Dawson’s narrative doesn’t shy away from exploring. Cinematography, editing, lighting and sound are commendable throughout. Despite the omittance of dialogue, Dakotah Todd delivers a fine performance from start to finish. A somber watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ryan Dawson
Writer(s): Ryan Dawson
Cast: April Davis, Dakotah Todd, Emma Pendleton, Justin Dalton, Matt Iglesias, Ryan Dawson, Ryan Sybertz, Taylor Radford, Trent Welstead
Producer(s): Ryan Dawson
Director of Photography: Ryan Dawson
Editor(s): Ryan Dawson
Animation:
Sound: Ryan Dawson
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Art, Community, Guilt, Identity, Loneliness, Mental Health, Technology
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2018
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ryan Dawson
Writer(s): Ryan Dawson
Cast: April Davis, Dakotah Todd, Emma Pendleton, Justin Dalton, Matt Iglesias, Ryan Dawson, Ryan Sybertz, Taylor Radford, Trent Welstead
Producer(s): Ryan Dawson
Director of Photography: Ryan Dawson
Editor(s): Ryan Dawson
Animation:
Sound: Ryan Dawson
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Art, Community, Guilt, Identity, Loneliness, Mental Health, Technology
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2018

Recommended

Disconnected

Synopsis

A young college student disconnects from social media in an attempt to re-gain his self-control and discover meaningful interaction beyond an illuminated screen.

Review

A film that explores the social detriment of social media.

3/5
Written and directed by Ryan Dawson, ‘Disconnected’ is an experimental drama that explores the reduction of face-to-face interaction sparked by the birth of social media. Dakotah Todd stars as a young man who eliminates his social media in a bid to establish genuine relationships. Filmed without dialogue, the short reflects the social challenges that inhabit the youth of today.

The 3-minute film opens at a café, where an isolated character scrolls through his social media accounts. As sorrow succumbs him, he discards his cell-phone and observes the real world – a world where everyone is transfixed to a device. A promising encounter with a young woman (April Davis) is short-lived by her own social media engrossment. A tragic narrative that mirrors modern society.

Disconnected Short Film
Ryan Dawson (Writer/Director) has created a cautionary tale that highlights the cataclysmic society social media has produced. Despite the film showcasing a young couple and a group of friends, their interaction is limited by their personal cellular devices. ‘Disconnected’ is a thought provoking short that will ring true with many viewers. Social media is inarguably leading us/society into greater isolation and disconnect – a disturbing veracity that Dawson’s narrative doesn’t shy away from exploring. Cinematography, editing, lighting and sound are commendable throughout. Despite the omittance of dialogue, Dakotah Todd delivers a fine performance from start to finish. A somber watch. Highly recommended.

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