Found Film Friday: MR. DRAMATIC

James Wallace

August 6th, 2010

In perusing the interweb, I love to check out short films from directors before they were full-length feature directors. This one comes from HIGH School director John Stalberg Jr., a name you might not know yet (unless you went to Sundance this year and saw his HIGHlarious film starring Adrien Brody) but will very soon, as his stoner comedy with a heart hits theaters soon. I HIGHly suggest you check out the teaser for the film in the suggested links below...but not before you check out his short from 2005, complete with one of the most ambitious opening sequences of a short film I've ever seen!

For your viewing pleasure, I present to you your Found Film Friday for August 6, 2010 - MR. DRAMATIC.

After a series of fruitless relationships, an innocent young woman ventures out into the social wasteland of Hollywood, California. Hoping to find Mr. Right, she instead meets "Mr. Dramatic," a poor bastard stuck in his own world of cinematic cliches. From the moment he enters her life, neither of them will ever be the same. It isn't pretty...but sometimes, neither is dating.

Mr. Dramatic (9 min - 2005) was an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival and won awards including -- Best Comedy @ Santa Cruz Film Festival, Audience Award @ Chicago International Film Festival, Golden Toof Award for best short at ‘The Onion's' Toofy Film Festival and was a finalist at the USA Film Festival for best short. (Official Synopsis)


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  • Hudberg

    You're the man, James!

  • Anonymous

    I remember hearing some good buzz at Tribeca about this, but was running around to other screenings. Great to finally check it out!

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