Ante is a suspenseful mindfuck of a short film, cleverly written and gorgeously lensed. What starts out as a tense morning sitdown between two business executives (Greg Kelly and Steve McTigue), both aiming for the same promotion, turns into a life-or-death puzzle when a third man (David Edward-Robertson) joins the table and explains a rather awkward situation, which needs to be resolved within 11 minutes, else said businessmen won’t be getting any promotions because they’ll both be dead. The rest of the short is as exciting a thriller as one can hope for, tightly paced and… it’s just three guys sitting at a table!
If the filmmakers behind this short can get a feature together that it this powerful per minute (and maybe they already have for all I know), we’re going to see an amazing piece of work coming our way. As it is, Ante is a wonderful calling card short to let people know that this talent is out there, and ready.
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