Watch: Tatiana Maslany in Powerful Short Film 'Apart From Everything'
Here's another outstanding short film, featuring two of the most talented up-and-coming actresses around. Tatiana Maslany (from "Heartland", "Orphan Black", Two Lovers and a Bear, Stronger) plays a woman that has been gone for two years, including a stint in rehab, who returns to "face the emotional fallout of her disappearance and make amends with the girlfriend", and her brother. The cast includes Tattiawna Jones and Sergio DiZio. The short film is inspired by J.D. Salinger's story Franny and Zooey, it's an homage that becomes something of its own that speaks volumes about the trials and tribulations of love in today's world. It's enlivening to see Maslany continue to push herself with even deeper, and more complex performances.
Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip. Synopsis from Vimeo: "After a two-year absence and a recent stint in rehab, Fran (Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany, 'Orphan Black', Stronger) returns to face the emotional fallout of her disappearance and make amends with the girlfriend (Tattiawna Jones, 'The Handmaid's Tale', Tully) she left behind." Apart From Everything is both written and directed by filmmaker Ben Lewis (follow him @benlewishere), his second short film after Zero Recognition in 2014. It's produced by Lauren Collins, Mercedes Grundy and Ben Lewis, with cinematography by Mike McLaughlin. Featuring music by Cairo - more available from them on iTunes. For more, visit Vimeo. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I miss ORPHAN BLACK. Tatiana needs a breakout role in something. This is not it.
DAVIDPD on Mar 19, 2018
It doesn't get much deeper , or more complex , than playing 13 different versions of the core 5 clones of Orphan Black , and then introducing a new version of the clones during same episode . So , 14 characters in one episode , as Tat did 1st episode , Season 3 . Which I always considered a " middle-finger salute " to the Emmys , for her not winning one after Season 2 . The Nuances brought to delineate each "version" were fascinating ; you really had to view the episode 2 or 3 times , to see the subtle changes she brought to the clones as Helena "saw " them , then as Allison "saw" them Tat's problem is Where Do You Go From Here ? after such an iconic and demanding role . David's right ; small indie films ain't cutting it . Tho I guess she's wealthy enough to do what she wants , and in no rush to do it .. Broadway stage plays are a better challenge ...
Dominic on Mar 20, 2018
Tatiana is the most talented actor I've ever watched perform. I'll watch anything she does for as long as she wants to act.
Russell on Mar 20, 2018
In good company.
DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2018
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