Watch: Colorful Shane Carruth-Inspired Student Short Film 'Pomade'
Time for another interestingly unique short, this one a student film made as part of a 48 hour competition. Cinematographer Ryan Croft, studying at DePaul University, sent in this short titled Pomade. Yes, it's referring to the hair product, but the short is quite unique and only 3 minutes long. I expect some will say "there's not much going on in this!" And that's kinda true, but I like the style, and I like the feel of it. Croft explains in email: "It was part of a 48 hour film competition, and it’s heavily influenced by Strange Color of Your Bodies Tears and Upstream Color", the most recent Shane Carruth film. Give it a watch below.
Synopsis for the short from Vimeo: A struggle between lust and materialism ensues as a man prepares for a date. Pomade is directed by Kevin Horn, starring Steven Long, featuring cinematography by Ryan Croft. It was created as part of a 48 hour film competition at DePaul University, with a prompt for a certain style of filmmaking and a title. The film was shot entirely on the Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera. For more from cinematographer Ryan Croft, head to his Vimeo page. Thanks to Ryan for the tip on this one. For more short films to watch, visit our Short Film archive here on FirstShowing. Stay tuned for more short projects.