Last week in Soho London, at the New Renaissance Film Festival, Vanessa Bailey collected our first award for best actress. Well deserved too and for everyone involved, we all know that this is the most fitting award to star what we hope will be a fun and successful festival run.
We also just got into the Canadian Creation International Film Festival and got a rather glowing review in their guide…
“When assigned a film to review, I’ll typically scan the synopsis, wince and force my way to the credits. This time I decided to look a little deeper.
Chris Jones and his producers knew what they’re doing. This project wasn’t made by a group of weekend warriors. So, I began watching with expectations. True, a director with a resume doesn’t guarantee a great movie, but it doesn’t hurt. Seeing Him is a wonderful little film. There’s not much to it. It’s simple. And it will probably make you cry.
The pace is easy and the dialogue draws the viewer in. Vanessa has a commanding on screen presence.
The lighting and color treatment are rich and vibrant. And the sound is clear and natural. Overall, the entire project is beautifully put together. The lighting, pace and subject matter reminded me of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. My advice (for what it’s worth) is to leave the handheld stuff to action flicks and keep the romance smooth!
With an award winning director and power house actress, why stop at eight minutes? You left me wanting so much more!
Seeing Him is an excellent film.”
Onwards and upwards!