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The Shift


1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn’t been cooking dinner. And there’s a very good reason for that.

Francesco Calabrese certainly knows how to excite our cinematic senses with his ability to push the envelope and turn ordinary people and situations into a forecast of mysterious outcomes. His last short ‘I Killer‘ was one of our absolute favorites, that’s why we got fairly excited when we saw a new title from Francesco. ‘The Shift’ did not disappoint us, in fact we were quickly gripped into its raw visual style that certainly has Francesco’s cinematic signature, but also adding a colorful 60s look to a twilightish setting.

It came about as my yearly cinematic effort and It’s been very well received just like the previous shorts. Every year I try to push the envelope and explore a new narrative and do something personal on the side of my commercial career, while aiming at features. This time I was very lucky having Molly C. Quinn (from ABC’s Castle) starring in one of the main roles along two other talented actors.

The story is brilliantly contained and leaving just enough hope for more with the open ending and subtle question mark after “The End’. In fact Francesco’s end credits are smoothly merged into the storyline giving even more sense of mystery. We’re certainly already excited to see what Calabrese has up his sleeve next.

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