Watch: Comedic Short Film 'Alex's Dream' About Anxiety & Dreams
by Alex Billington
December 18, 2020
"I just feel, perpetually, like I'm out of my own comfort zone." Another excellent short that is worth your time to watch. Alex's Dream is a 9-minute short film written and directed by British actor Jack Cooper Stimpson. It originally premiered in 2018 and is now available online to watch thanks to Short of the Week. Alex Lawther (seen in "The End of the F***ing World", Freak Show, Goodbye Christopher Robin) stars as Alex, a young man who arrives uninvited to a party and after a set of excruciating interactions with other guests, is forced to recount a memorable dream he's had about being on a fishing boat. The film is described by Stimpson as "a meditation on oneiric experience in cinema, mental health, talking dogs and fishermen." The short also stars Emma Corrin, Chris New, Sam Haygarth, and Simon Manyonda. There's some fascinating nuance in this short, and heaps of uncomfortable anxiety. Lawther is also so incredibly talented.
Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip on this one. Brief description from YouTube: "Alex (Alex Lawther) arrives uninvited to a party and after a set of excruciating interactions with other guests (Emma Corrin, Chris New, Simon Manyonda), is forced to recount a memorable dream he has had. A meditation on oneiric experience in cinema, mental health, talking dogs and fishermen." Alex's Dream is both written & directed by British actor / filmmaker Jack Cooper Stimpson - director of a few other short films as well. You can follow Jack for updates on IG @jackcooperstimpson and on Twitter @jackcstimpson. Produced by Giannina Rodriguez Rico and Jack Cooper Stimpson. With music by Benji Compston. This originally premiered in 2018. "Sometimes it’s nice to film a whole story in a day — and sometimes it's nice to spend months with that story," Stimpson says about TV & film. For info, head to SOTW. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
As a guy with GAD, I can (somewhat) relate.
Mark Brackney on Dec 26, 2020
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