"I'm Sorry" A film by Director Derek Huey
A mysterious satellite sends out a deadly signal through television sets in this short science fiction thriller by writer/director Derek Huey called “I’m Sorry”.
Written by Derek Huey, “I’m Sorry” follows a man (played by Chad Thackston ) who is compelled to commit murder, by a digital signal being transmitted through television sets by a mysterious satellite orbiting the Earth. The police (played Drew Brown, Troy Parker and John Dalbosco) by are baffled but are on the trail of a killer. When a stranger rings the doorbell of their home, two young women (played by Jasmine Darby and Kristen Perry) are easy prey for a killer. But, the tables are turned when one of the women over-powers the killer and now the victim becomes the hunter and the killer becomes an unexpected victim. The police are called but insanity ensues when we find that WE don’t really know who the killer is and why the death toll is rising.
Our take on the story:
Written by Mr. Huey the story was easy to follow but it is one of those kind of movies where you will have to watch it several times to really appreciate the flow and why things were happening the way they are. But, once we saw it a couple of times we got what was happening. It was a decent story. The only thing we didn’t get, and, it could have been that the scene was interjected without transition, was a commercial that was thrown into the movie. It did break up the flow of the storyline and it kind of reminded us of the interjection of commercial scenes in movies like “RoboCop” or “Total Recall”. In this movie, we are not sure if it worked but “I’m Sorry” was a good story.
The Technical side:
We first viewed this movie without the sound. It’s a good way to keep one’s attention on the details of “how” the movie is made. The first thing we noticed is the nice color the movie had. It seemed to have a brownish-greenish tint to it. It appeared to be deep, rich and it was consistent throughout the movie. Scenes were nicely composed. Blocking was nicely done and flowing…nothing static or stale. Camera angles were creative, flowing and consistent throughout the movie, as well. Lighting was good. Scenes didn’t look flat or boring. Editing was pretty tight, as we didn’t notice anything peculiar or lingering. Scene transitions were seamless and unremarkable (as it should be). When we turned on the sound and viewed this movie again, we found that sound was good. No echoing, crisp, clear and consistently toned. Volume was leveled throughout the entirety of the movie. Acting was okay. We did notice some strained dialogue with a couple of the characters, but for the most part the delivery of lines were natural by most of the cast. Was this a true ensemble of talent working together? It was close, but we do have to say that there were several outstanding performances from several of the cast members.
Our Assessment of the movie, the Production value:
Strides were taken by the director and the production team to make a good movie, and, to make it quickly. This was part of a Sci-Fi short movie competition called The Zone. The team only had a week to make this movie. What we found was a very well-made short movie with a decent short story. At first, we were confused as to the genre – was this sci-fi or was it a crime thriller? We are going to leave that up to the viewer. We thought the production value was good. Good lighting. Good Sound. Wardrobe was appropriate, Set design was consistent. Editing was seamless. Acting was good. Camera work was creative and fluid. We think the director did a good job in making this movie, considering the time limitation. “I’m Sorry” was a good story and a good movie. But, determine it’s value for yourself.
C47Houston reviewed this movie and using our TSIRS rating system we rated this short movie a 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Title: I’m Sorry - Team Aperture
Running time: 7 Minutes 19 Seconds
Production Company: Pop-Up Picture Show, LLC
Director: Derek Huey
Writer: Derek Huey
Cast: Troy Parker, Chad Thackston, Drew Brown, Evan King, Kristen Perry, Seth Millard, John Dalbosco, Larissa Dali, Jasmine Darby and including Austin Robert Moore and Evan George Vourazeris.
Review by: H.Luna C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine / C47Houston WEEKLY / C47Houston Quick News. All Rights Reserved.
Published: Monday, April 20th, 2015