where life's wounds must be tended to
before the years pass by like old lovers.
What’s your poison?
15min short film
Premiered in LA Feb 2023
Online May 2023
Brings to life in a quarter-hour Abhishek Pandit's spiritual Cold War story in whichan Eastern-European soldier seeks guidance from a bartender in the afterlife about why his Afghan lover betrayed him to their Soviet masters.
Core members of the Cast & Crew photographed
after premiering the film in Los Angeles
on the 2023 anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine 24th Feb
dedicated to absent YEP Kyiv
who collaborated on the theme song
released online with the film 31st May:
🏅Official Selections🏅Golden Bridge Istanbul
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions @ Pinewood Studios+
Awards of Merit from Southern Shorts Atlanta+3 Nominations from Lonely Wolf who explained ⤵️:"The diverse cast does a fantastic job of bringing their characters to life:
..Great emerging talent having a limited budget were able to create a thought-provoking and impactful film"
Adrian Perez, Chief Film Critic, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival (Jan '23):"The diverse cast does a fantastic job of bringing their characters to life and conveying the emotional weight of their experiences. The performances are raw and authentic, making it easy for the audience to connect with the characters on a personal level.
Another highlight of the film is the structure of the screenplay. The film manages to compress decades of Cold War history into a quarter of an hour while also exploring complex themes of love, trust, and betrayal. The screenplay is well-written and expertly crafted, making the film a compelling watch from start to finish.
The directors, Tara Jenkins and Laurence Warner show great emerging talent with this film. Despite having a limited budget and no prior film experience, they were able to create a thought-provoking and impactful film. Their focus on emotional impact over production values is evident in the movie, which makes it all the more powerful."(+ find public review for Spring festival nominations on their website)
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