Films are often described as “art,” especially by filmmakers. Short films often best reflect that sentiment. Fatty Soprano and Shutterr’s film, Seabreeze, captures the emotions and turmoil of a young woman post-miscarriage.
The film is a quick six minutes. A young woman (Shelby Handley) wanders the city streets, lost in herself and haunted by visions brought on by a drug addiction with semi-graphic allusions to her recent miscarriage. During her current relapse, the young woman is given a chance to meet the daughter (Isabella Astbury) she never had.
“…haunted by visions brought on by a drug addiction with semi-graphic allusions to her recent miscarriage.”
Soprano and Shutterr’s short is gorgeous—shot on film and given a 1970s vibe in its title sequence. They effectively shift us from reality to real reality, then to a dreamlike state with quick edits and thankfully never resorting to the stereotypical blurry and wavy images of the past.
We’re quickly placed in the young woman’s shoes and the filmmakers effectively use the medium of film to evoke strong emotions. Seabreeze is as effective as it is concise.