What Are We Trying To Do Here?

Synopsis

A young man tries his best to do right by others and navigate the difficulties of life.

Review

4/5
A drama that tackles the pressing transition between teenager and adulthood.
Written and directed by Ted Therkildsen, ‘What Are We Trying To Do Here?’ is a coming-of-age drama film that explores the taxing home and work life of a young man. Emmett Kineman leads the cast as Evan, a teenager who feels like his life is at a dead end. Sean Church co-stars as his formidable manager. A poignant short that will resonate with many.

The 11-minute film opens with a restless Evan struggling to sleep – sparked by oppression from his parents and employer. Overwhelmed by pressure to move out of the family home, Evan saves up for a rental deposit with his girlfriend, but his job at a clothing boutique comes with a thankless manager that demands more than he can mentally take. Evan feels stuck between a rock and a hard place – a narrative that most viewers will have encountered.

What Are We Trying To Do Here Short Film
Emmett Kineman (Evan) delivers a convincing performance throughout. His ability to showcase the characters dilemma, with little dialogue, is beyond impressive. A promising young actor to keep an eye on. Ted Therkildsen (Writer/Director) has created a moving narrative that will likely strike a chord with its audience. Cinematography is of a professional quality, accompanied with high-grade sound and editing. A captivating watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ted Therkildsen
Writer(s): Ted Therkildsen
Cast: Emmett Kineman, Michael Gordon, Sean Church
Producer(s): Ted Therkildsen
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
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Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Anxiety, Coming-of-age
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ted Therkildsen
Writer(s): Ted Therkildsen
Cast: Emmett Kineman, Michael Gordon, Sean Church
Producer(s): Ted Therkildsen
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Anxiety, Coming-of-age
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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What Are We Trying To Do Here?

Synopsis

A young man tries his best to do right by others and navigate the difficulties of life.

Review

A drama that tackles the pressing transition between teenager and adulthood.

4/5
Written and directed by Ted Therkildsen, ‘What Are We Trying To Do Here?’ is a coming-of-age drama film that explores the taxing home and work life of a young man. Emmett Kineman leads the cast as Evan, a teenager who feels like his life is at a dead end. Sean Church co-stars as his formidable manager. A poignant short that will resonate with many.

The 11-minute film opens with a restless Evan struggling to sleep – sparked by oppression from his parents and employer. Overwhelmed by pressure to move out of the family home, Evan saves up for a rental deposit with his girlfriend, but his job at a clothing boutique comes with a thankless manager that demands more than he can mentally take. Evan feels stuck between a rock and a hard place – a narrative that most viewers will have encountered.

What Are We Trying To Do Here Short Film
Emmett Kineman (Evan) delivers a convincing performance throughout. His ability to showcase the characters dilemma, with little dialogue, is beyond impressive. A promising young actor to keep an eye on. Ted Therkildsen (Writer/Director) has created a moving narrative that will likely strike a chord with its audience. Cinematography is of a professional quality, accompanied with high-grade sound and editing. A captivating watch. Highly recommended.

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