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Rosie, Oh

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An unsupervised young girl wanders into a neighbor’s house looking for her lost dog only to find something else unexpectedly lost.

Oh, how we love a good one-shot short film. While becoming an increasing go-to challenge for young filmmakers, one-shot films can easily become a logistics nightmare – but if done right, can be one hell of a viewing experience. Rosie, Oh is a one-shot short film following a young girl as she wonders her gritty Southern neighborhood looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.

The film was an undergraduate thesis project at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah GA. The goal of the short was to create an experiential piece where the details of the location were equally important as the story and characters.

The attention to detail in the 8 minute film is quite staggering, through the immense coordination and timing, to the specific placement of each individual item on the set – which all serve a specific importance to the setting and story. But most impressive of all is that this was done with a child actress, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, who was able o carry the film relentlessly from beginning to end without a hitch. It’s no surprise that the film screened in over 25 film festivals earning 9 awards along the way, as well as being broadcasted on PBS stations across 40 states!

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  • Chris Vanderhorst

    Amazing. Well done. The actress carried the film so well. The cinematography was great. Excellent!!


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