Monday, June 7, 2010


Jeremiah Kipp's short film, Contact, shows the horrors of a bad drug trip and is like a twisted version of a PSA. The freaky hallucination the young woman experiences will definitely make you think twice about doing drugs - at least it did for me.

When a couple buys drugs and takes them together, it leads to a terrifying trip. Meanwhile, the young woman's parents set the table and anxiously wait for their daughter to come home for dinner.

Contact uses the drug trip gone wrong story and takes it to the extreme. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but the hallucination is definitely twisted.

The short is filmed in black & white, with almost no dialogue, giving it a surreal quality, almost like a nightmare.

The acting is superb, especially from the female lead, played by Zoe Daelman Chalanda. There is very little dialogue, so the viewer must rely on facial expressions to understand what the characters are feeling (namely terror), and she clearly conveys her dread.

If you have 11 minutes to spare, check out Contact here:

Rating: 4/5

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