Take Care

Synopsis

A film that sheds light on what it’s like to have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s. It’s centered around the lead singer of a metalcore band named Joey, who has been estranged from his family for years

Review

5/5
A poignant drama that explores the effects of Alzheimer’s on family members.
Written and directed by Jon Milograno, ‘Take Care’ is a short drama film that delves into a man’s relationship with his estranged family. Caleb Clark leads the cast as Joey, the lead singer of a metalcore band. Jonathan Bedford co-stars as Ben, Joey’s brother. Chantey Colet completes the cast as their ill-stricken mother. The film explores themes of family separation, illness and dementia. A poignant watch from start-to-finish.

The 22-minute film opens with home-video footage of a young Joey. The footage showcases his musical aspirations. The short cuts to the present day with a performance of his band. After the show, Joey’s estranged brother shows up to inform him of their mothers declining health due to Alzheimer’s – with ben encouraging him to make peace before its too late. Despite initial resistance, Joey visits his aging mother in care – but she doesn’t know who he is. A captivating watch with an emotional conclusion.

Take Care Short Film
Jon Milograno has created a moving piece of filmmaking that highlights the effects of Alzheimer’s on family members, albeit in estrangement. Chantey Colet delivers a remarkable performance as the mother – an authentic portrayal mastered with sensitivity. Caleb Clark (Joey) delivers an equally commendable performance – his ability to showcase a broken soul is outstanding and powerful viewing. Visually, the film is produced with awe-inspiring cinematography and lighting – with a high-quality professional finish. Sound and post production is of an equal standard. ‘Take Care’ deserves high appreciation for the narrative subject matter, cast delivery and technical excellence. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Jon Milograno
Writer(s): Jon Milograno
Cast: Caleb Clark, Chantey Colet, Jonathan Bedford
Producer(s):
Director of Photography: Isaac McCord
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Jamison Miles Jackson
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Music
Subjects: Aging, Anxiety, Brotherhood, Death, Dementia, Family, Grief, Identity, Mother and Son, Relationships, Siblings
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Jon Milograno
Writer(s): Jon Milograno
Cast: Caleb Clark, Chantey Colet, Jonathan Bedford
Producer(s):
Director of Photography: Isaac McCord
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Jamison Miles Jackson
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Music
Subjects: Aging, Anxiety, Brotherhood, Death, Dementia, Family, Grief, Identity, Mother and Son, Relationships, Siblings
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

Recommended

Take Care

Synopsis

A film that sheds light on what it’s like to have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s. It’s centered around the lead singer of a metalcore band named Joey, who has been estranged from his family for years

Review

A poignant drama that explores the effects of Alzheimer's on family members.

5/5
Written and directed by Jon Milograno, ‘Take Care’ is a short drama film that delves into a man’s relationship with his estranged family. Caleb Clark leads the cast as Joey, the lead singer of a metalcore band. Jonathan Bedford co-stars as Ben, Joey’s brother. Chantey Colet completes the cast as their ill-stricken mother. The film explores themes of family separation, illness and dementia. A poignant watch from start-to-finish.

The 22-minute film opens with home-video footage of a young Joey. The footage showcases his musical aspirations. The short cuts to the present day with a performance of his band. After the show, Joey’s estranged brother shows up to inform him of their mothers declining health due to Alzheimer’s – with ben encouraging him to make peace before its too late. Despite initial resistance, Joey visits his aging mother in care – but she doesn’t know who he is. A captivating watch with an emotional conclusion.

Take Care Short Film
Jon Milograno has created a moving piece of filmmaking that highlights the effects of Alzheimer’s on family members, albeit in estrangement. Chantey Colet delivers a remarkable performance as the mother – an authentic portrayal mastered with sensitivity. Caleb Clark (Joey) delivers an equally commendable performance – his ability to showcase a broken soul is outstanding and powerful viewing. Visually, the film is produced with awe-inspiring cinematography and lighting – with a high-quality professional finish. Sound and post production is of an equal standard. ‘Take Care’ deserves high appreciation for the narrative subject matter, cast delivery and technical excellence. Highly recommended.

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