Watch: Provocative Short Film 'Light My Fire' Directed by Bobb Barito

August 2, 2019
Source: YouTube

Light My Fire Short Film

"Do you have any clue what your son did to my daughter?" Wow. This short film will stir something up inside of you, and stick with you for days and weeks after. Light My Fire is a short film written & directed by filmmaker Bobb Barito, which first premiered at the Austin Film Festival last year. The indie film is about a father who goes to over to confront his daughter's violent boyfriend on the Fourth of July. But as we know, expectations are different from reality. The short stars Ed Moran, Colin Walker, Rosie Benton, Dante Palminteri, and Lizzy DeClement. This film takes on toxic masculinity head on, and as SOTW so perfectly says, it shows that "rage is easy, but comforting is hard." Indeed. It's such a powerful, provocative, upsetting short but that's what makes it superb. So much is conveyed in a glance, just a look. A must watch.

Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip on this. Description from YouTube: "A vengeful father hunts down his daughter's boyfriend on the Fourth of July. A morality tale of machismo in a Southern town, Light My Fire is a lean narrative short film that interrogates a culture of violence where rage is easy, but comforting is hard." Light My Fire is both written & directed by New York-based filmmaker Bobb Barito - follow him @baritobobb. Produced by Joe Depasquale. Featuring cinematography by Conor Murphy, with a score by James Newberry. Barito explains: "On an artistic level, I wanted to connect with audiences with something complex. Most shorts I see hinge on a twist ending—a punchline—and I hoped to challenge that formula in 9 minutes." For more info on the film, head to SOTW or YouTube. For more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?

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I don't get it. Someone want to explain it to me? I get the whole two fathers sequence, but from when the daughter comes into the thing eating at the table I don't get it. What was that about? Is it just me?...lol...could be, so I am asking for an explanation of the last 2 minutes of the short. Any takers?

thespiritbo on Aug 2, 2019


Are you a father?

ErrorSapiens on Aug 6, 2019


Why the personal question? If you can answer my question do so. If not, shut up! You know, on second thought never mind. You seem like a troubled guy who has a boner for me so I'm blocking you. No use in trying to say anything to me anymore as I won't be notified of your lame attacks and they won't post for me. Get a life, man!

thespiritbo on Aug 6, 2019


Just assesing you ability to comprehend the emotions needed to get it. Block away, You maybe found out that me digging you was ironic at last..

ErrorSapiens on Aug 7, 2019


I stopped watching at the child abuse scene.

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2019

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