Falling Overnight - Written by Aaron Golden, Parker Croft and Conrad Jackson
Directed by Conrad Jackson
On the day before his scheduled surgery to remove a brain tumor, Elliot meets Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites him to her art show. An intimate night threatens to be overwritten when Elliot shares his news the next morning.
The script is a little different; I liked it. The script was so realistic. I don’t think it’s as drawing as most movies in terms of strength, but it draws you in in terms of meaning; realism; sentiment. Meaningful conversations were exchanged and I could honestly see myself saying the things were said. Not everyone talks cleverly; not everyone talks in depth with fancy words. Being humans, we are only human. the words we utter are human and all we talk about are human things. Experiences, memories, dreams. It was a script full of gold.
Acting wasn’t as strong as I’d hope for it to be, but somehow, it was still incredibly moving. I suppose this film is a little calm, that there didn’t have to be such astounding acting because this film is all about being real. In terms of realism (not convincing levels), it felt totally real. I felt how human Elliot was (played by Parker Croft) and how vulnerable, misunderstood her felt. It was real; real and actual feelings. Emilia Zoryan’s acting didn’t drive me crazy. She is definitely a gorgeous woman with a mysterious beauty, but her was a little too quiet to me, despite the original silence that her character is supposed to possess.
The music used was very appropriate. It was that “teenager-hipster” feel, in my opinion. Music that I have never heard before (and I know quite a lot of music) were used at the right parts of the movie and there were even moments where I didn’t want the music to stop. Though music is terminally biased, I must integrate the music and how it made me feel about the movie. Well, I must say, it took me in completely and it didn’t want to release me. The music caught me and I didn’t want it to fade away; then another song would play and the process would do nothing but repeat over and over again.
Definitely unique; different. It’s incredibly simple but extraordinary. Aside from a beautiful store, the angles and techniques used were some that I have never witnessed before. The audio was good, but there were instances wherein I could catch a draft. But I liked the scenes shot, how they were filmed and how the audio and music were integrated into the movie. Everything worked, everything flowed and it was astoundingly beautiful.
I would say that this film is truly beautiful; moving and lovely. Definitely a must watch for fellow indie film lovers!