Watch: 'Celluloid Dreams' Short About an Old Man and His Projector

July 8, 2016
Source: Vimeo

Celluloid Dreams Short Film

Another charming short to feature this week (in addition to The Foley Artist). This one is called Celluloid Dreams, written & directed by Jonathan Dillon. It has already played at enough festivals to be qualified for Academy Awards consideration, so we'll see if it makes the cut next year. The film stars Greg Lucey as an old man who puts together a broken projector and rewatches some of the old films he made growing up, discovering that he apparently can change the past while watching them. Or can he? I like the vibe of this film, telling such an emotional story without much dialogue and providing some bit of happiness at the end.

Description from Vimeo: "Celluloid Dreams tells the story of an old man who fixes a busted projector to relive home movies of the past, and starts to believe he can change them." The short film is written, directed, produced and edited by up-and-coming filmmaker Jonathan Dillon. It stars Stephen Colletti as Young Robert, Crystal Mantecón as Deanna and Greg Lucey as Robert Thompson. With cinematography by Hanuman Brown-Eagle, and music by Sean Giddings. The film has played at numerous film festivals all over the world, picking up a few major prizes. For more info, visit their website. For more shorts, click here.

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Powerful stuff this is.

DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2016


It was probably inspired by The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine, an episode from Twilight Zone.

tarek on Jul 9, 2016

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