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Shotgun


Three rebellious girls burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild and wicked ride.

Remove your typical storyline goggles and let’s head back to the New Wave of cinema, somewhat. ‘Shotgun’ is a twistedly rebellious short film by Maverick Moore that mixes French New Wave pastiche with pulpy, postmodern stylization. The edgy and usual colorless film follows three rebellious girls as they burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild and wicked ride.

Trois filles. Un mec. Zéro règles.

Inspired by the playful approach to story and structure of Jean-Luc Godard’s early masterworks, we wanted to make a film that broke every rule—a film that was coolly simple, mischievously self-aware, and delightfully fun. SHOTGUN is our love letter to lawless cinema.

Describing a film as a ‘love letter’ certainly means that it’s filled in emotions and effort, but also spared spontaneity that is reflected in the – obviously fun – end result. We can’t help but think of Tarantino‘s work while watching this, and his likely passion towards New Wave cinema – which the inspiration from is also clearly and un shamefully demonstrated in the film with its cameo poster for Deathproof in the first scene. Daring, edgy and sometimes inexplicable, the film is a pure mean of entertainment.

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