Rock Bottom

Synopsis

Jayden and his father are separately in the midst of having a very bad day. Jayden is constantly being bullied at school by merciless classmates. As he walks home dejected amidst the backdrop of his cold New York City streets. Simultaneously, his father has just been fired from his job. As Malik walks home to find his son sitting on their front steps teary-eyed, he desperately wonders how they are going to lift up from this rock bottom.

Review

4/5
A drama that explores the personal struggles of a father and son.
Directed by Dominique Pierre, from a script by Pierre & Adrian Young, ‘Rock Bottom’ is a short drama film that delves into the personal struggles of a father and his son. The film, starring Prince Baker and Brian Dives, explores themes of bullying and unemployment. Set in New York City, ‘Rock Bottom’ acts as a salient reminder that positive change can come from being in the pitfalls of life.

The 4-minute film opens with Jayden (Prince Baker), where he is overwhelmed by loneliness and bulling at school. Meanwhile, across the city, Jayden’s father Malik (Brian Dives) has just been discharged from his long-standing construction job. With an eviction notice attached to their apartment, Jayden and Malik find solace in each other to restart their lives.

Rock Bottom Short Film
Dominique Pierre and Adrian Young have created a poignant drama that will bring audience empathy throughout. Prince Baker and Brian Dives deliver exceptional performances that deserve high praise. The film could easily be interpreted as an opening sequence to a feature length drama, primarily due to its open-ended conclusion. Cinematography is outstanding from start to finish, particularly the aerial drone footage of New York City. Editing, sound and music are equally commendable. Viewers will be left wanting a continuation of the drama. A fine short worth watching. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Dominique Pierre
Writer(s): Adrian Young, Dominique Pierre
Cast: Bradley Williams, Brian Dives, Mark A. Newman Jr, Nathalee Young, Prince Baker, Thiana McCornell
Producer(s): Dominique Pierre
Director of Photography: Kobina “Anibok” deGraft Johnson
Editor(s): Jasmine Lewis
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Andreya Matthew,Don Marin,H. R. Smith,Ronnie Brown,Tonya McCornell

Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Bullying
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Dominique Pierre
Writer(s): Adrian Young, Dominique Pierre
Cast: Bradley Williams, Brian Dives, Mark A. Newman Jr, Nathalee Young, Prince Baker, Thiana McCornell
Producer(s): Dominique Pierre
Director of Photography: Kobina “Anibok” deGraft Johnson
Editor(s): Jasmine Lewis
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous: Andreya Matthew,Don Marin,H. R. Smith,Ronnie Brown,Tonya McCornell

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Bullying
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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Rock Bottom

Synopsis

Jayden and his father are separately in the midst of having a very bad day. Jayden is constantly being bullied at school by merciless classmates. As he walks home dejected amidst the backdrop of his cold New York City streets. Simultaneously, his father has just been fired from his job. As Malik walks home to find his son sitting on their front steps teary-eyed, he desperately wonders how they are going to lift up from this rock bottom.

Review

A drama that explores the personal struggles of a father and son.

4/5
Directed by Dominique Pierre, from a script by Pierre & Adrian Young, ‘Rock Bottom’ is a short drama film that delves into the personal struggles of a father and his son. The film, starring Prince Baker and Brian Dives, explores themes of bullying and unemployment. Set in New York City, ‘Rock Bottom’ acts as a salient reminder that positive change can come from being in the pitfalls of life.

The 4-minute film opens with Jayden (Prince Baker), where he is overwhelmed by loneliness and bulling at school. Meanwhile, across the city, Jayden’s father Malik (Brian Dives) has just been discharged from his long-standing construction job. With an eviction notice attached to their apartment, Jayden and Malik find solace in each other to restart their lives.

Rock Bottom Short Film
Dominique Pierre and Adrian Young have created a poignant drama that will bring audience empathy throughout. Prince Baker and Brian Dives deliver exceptional performances that deserve high praise. The film could easily be interpreted as an opening sequence to a feature length drama, primarily due to its open-ended conclusion. Cinematography is outstanding from start to finish, particularly the aerial drone footage of New York City. Editing, sound and music are equally commendable. Viewers will be left wanting a continuation of the drama. A fine short worth watching. Highly recommended.

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