The Boy With A Camera Face – SHORT FILM OF THE DAY

“The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by the fact he is recording it. Accompanied by a voice over narration read by Steven Berkoff, the film tells an epic story in fifteen minutes about the way we live today.”

Today’s short film of the day is this strange awesome film I came across on vimeo that was very deserving of a share. The cinematography and colour treatment is lovely along with the poetic narration and hilarious acting from all the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of different scenes, establishing the world of the protagonist from birth until his adulthood, with attention to detail in prop making and how the camera head grows with the character, along with the amount of video tapes containing his entire life, scattered around his house. The Boy With A Camera For A Face reminded me of The Truman Show (1998) film by Peter Weir that also touches upon concepts of our reality being controlled by media and how people lose themselves in the midst of such ideologies being projected upon them. Both films are about watching someone and being watched, and both films end with extreme scenarios completely different from one another but still memorable none-the-less and definitely worth the watch.

Very creative concept by the writer/director of this short, Spencer Brown. I look forward to seeing more work from him, and for anyone else interested his personal website is www.spencerbrown.net.

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