Crutch-Tap

Synopsis

Years after the death of his older brother, a young man creates a new dance in his memory called Crutch-Tap. Now, he sets out to put on his first ever live show and unveil his new dance to the world, keeping the promises him and his brother made with each other many years ago.

Review

5/5
A touching drama about loss, dance and brotherhood.
Written and directed by Michael Basha, ‘Crutch-Tap’ is drama film that poignantly explores a man’s passion for tap dancing. Chas Harvey delivers a blazing performance as the sole character (Chas) – a young man rediscovering his dream after the death of his beloved brother. The film showcases themes of loss and grief, but doesn’t shy away from humor and buoyancy. ‘Crutch-Tap’ is a film about resilience, honor and fulling lost dreams.

The 7-minute film opens with Chas (in voice-over) reminiscing about childhood with his late brother Solomon. After glimpses of home video footage, we learn about their shared passion for tap-dancing – with aspirations to be the next Nicholas Brothers or The Three Stooges. Solomon tragically died, leaving Chas bereft and uninspired to tap dance solo. An epiphany dream inspires him to tap into performing again, but not entire alone – Chas connects Solomon’s home-made tap shoes to a pair of crutches.

Crutch Tap Short Film
Michael Basha (Writer/Director) has delivered an extraordinary short film. The touching narrative, combined with spectacularly cinematography by Bash Achkar, helps to maintain audience engagement throughout. Chas Harvey’s captivating performance and narration deserves high praise – an entertaining watch from start to finish. Editing, lighting, music and sound are of equal merit. Highly Recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Michael Basha
Writer(s): Michael Basha
Cast: Chas Harvey
Producer(s): Abby Urban, Carolyn Manetti, Paul Broucek
Director of Photography: Bash Achkar
Editor(s): Eugene Noone,Sam Adams
Animation:
Sound: Ryan Vaughan
Music: Omar Habbak
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Brotherhood, Dance, Death, Family, Grief, Loss, Siblings
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020
Published in May 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Michael Basha
Writer(s): Michael Basha
Cast: Chas Harvey
Producer(s): Abby Urban, Carolyn Manetti, Paul Broucek
Director of Photography: Bash Achkar
Editor(s): Eugene Noone,Sam Adams
Animation:
Sound: Ryan Vaughan
Music: Omar Habbak
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Brotherhood, Dance, Death, Family, Grief, Loss, Siblings
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020
Collections:

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Crutch-Tap

Synopsis

Years after the death of his older brother, a young man creates a new dance in his memory called Crutch-Tap. Now, he sets out to put on his first ever live show and unveil his new dance to the world, keeping the promises him and his brother made with each other many years ago.

Review

A touching drama about loss, dance and brotherhood.

5/5
Written and directed by Michael Basha, ‘Crutch-Tap’ is drama film that poignantly explores a man’s passion for tap dancing. Chas Harvey delivers a blazing performance as the sole character (Chas) – a young man rediscovering his dream after the death of his beloved brother. The film showcases themes of loss and grief, but doesn’t shy away from humor and buoyancy. ‘Crutch-Tap’ is a film about resilience, honor and fulling lost dreams.

The 7-minute film opens with Chas (in voice-over) reminiscing about childhood with his late brother Solomon. After glimpses of home video footage, we learn about their shared passion for tap-dancing – with aspirations to be the next Nicholas Brothers or The Three Stooges. Solomon tragically died, leaving Chas bereft and uninspired to tap dance solo. An epiphany dream inspires him to tap into performing again, but not entire alone – Chas connects Solomon’s home-made tap shoes to a pair of crutches.

Crutch Tap Short Film
Michael Basha (Writer/Director) has delivered an extraordinary short film. The touching narrative, combined with spectacularly cinematography by Bash Achkar, helps to maintain audience engagement throughout. Chas Harvey’s captivating performance and narration deserves high praise – an entertaining watch from start to finish. Editing, lighting, music and sound are of equal merit. Highly Recommended.

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