Red

Synopsis

In life, everyone is meant to share their adventures with someone special, someone they hold dear to them. Red tells the story of two friends who become lovers in a relationship that develops over the course of 12 years.

Love itself is a long journey if you use it properly. Red is the story that will elevate the youth in a way to make them think about their futures and how they want to share it with someone, if they wish to do so. A lot of people today don’t last very long in relationships, especially the generation I live in today. But, Red is the story that can inspire people to love each other through the best times and the worst.

Review

4/5
An animated romance that delves into young love.
Written and animated by Corey Davis, ‘Red’ is a short romance film that explores the blossoming relationship between two high school sweethearts. The narrative spans the course of 12 years, showcasing the highs and lows of their romantic journey. The film is entirely produced without character dialogue, with the storyline conveyed through emotions and online messaging. A charming animation that doesn’t shy away from highlighting the hurdles of young love.

The 24-minute animation opens with Red and Herman first locking eyes on each other in the classroom. After a year of friendship, Red embarks on their first kiss – sparking a new chapter in their love story. The narrative follows their adolescent courtship, with high school prom and subsequent graduation. When Red is accepted into an overseas theatre program, their love-story dwindles into a circumstantial break-up. A touching story of love, heart-break and hope.

Red Short Film
Cory Davis has created a misty-eyed animation that will take the audience back to their first love. The lack of dialogue throughout the lengthy short has its own strengths and weaknesses. Viewers will still see the characters lips move in conversation, which at times can be mysteriously frustrating. On the other hand, the lack of understanding gives the film a saccharine quality. Animation is nicely constructed throughout, with musical composition aiding the tone perfectly. An endearing short worth watching.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Corey Davis
Writer(s): Corey Davis
Cast:
Producer(s): Corey Davis
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation: Corey Davis
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Animation, Romance
Subjects: Breakup, Coming-of-age, Friendship, Loneliness, Love, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2018
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Corey Davis
Writer(s): Corey Davis
Cast:
Producer(s): Corey Davis
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Animation, Romance
Subjects: Breakup, Coming-of-age, Friendship, Loneliness, Love, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2018

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Red

Synopsis

In life, everyone is meant to share their adventures with someone special, someone they hold dear to them. Red tells the story of two friends who become lovers in a relationship that develops over the course of 12 years.

Love itself is a long journey if you use it properly. Red is the story that will elevate the youth in a way to make them think about their futures and how they want to share it with someone, if they wish to do so. A lot of people today don’t last very long in relationships, especially the generation I live in today. But, Red is the story that can inspire people to love each other through the best times and the worst.

Review

An animated romance that delves into young love.

4/5
Written and animated by Corey Davis, ‘Red’ is a short romance film that explores the blossoming relationship between two high school sweethearts. The narrative spans the course of 12 years, showcasing the highs and lows of their romantic journey. The film is entirely produced without character dialogue, with the storyline conveyed through emotions and online messaging. A charming animation that doesn’t shy away from highlighting the hurdles of young love.

The 24-minute animation opens with Red and Herman first locking eyes on each other in the classroom. After a year of friendship, Red embarks on their first kiss – sparking a new chapter in their love story. The narrative follows their adolescent courtship, with high school prom and subsequent graduation. When Red is accepted into an overseas theatre program, their love-story dwindles into a circumstantial break-up. A touching story of love, heart-break and hope.

Red Short Film
Cory Davis has created a misty-eyed animation that will take the audience back to their first love. The lack of dialogue throughout the lengthy short has its own strengths and weaknesses. Viewers will still see the characters lips move in conversation, which at times can be mysteriously frustrating. On the other hand, the lack of understanding gives the film a saccharine quality. Animation is nicely constructed throughout, with musical composition aiding the tone perfectly. An endearing short worth watching.

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