Feb 042014
 

I’ve been getting together with folks I made Ghosts With Shit Jobs with to make a trailer for our next project, Haphead — starts shooting on Sunday, get in touch if you’d like to help out. We’re going to be working with the same actress who starred in “Just Ella” — a short I wrote/directed for the Lo-fi Sci-fi 48 Hour Film Challenge. It screened at Toronto After Dark (my favourite Toronto film fest) a few months back, and now you can watch it here.

“Just Ella” posits a future overrun by gibbering monstrosities. Ella takes refuge in a “the Ossington Safehouse, a collectively-run space dedicated to human sovereignty.” But despite doing the assigned tasks on the chore list, the Safehouse isn’t safe — the terrors outside are nothing compared to those within.

Contains perhaps the first cinematic example of autocomplete used for a dramatic reveal.

Credits here.

  9 Responses to “Just Ella”

  1. […] Jim Munroe‘s Just Ella is an interesting little slice of short science fiction film, originally made for the Lo-fi Sci-fi 48 Hour Film Challenge. It’s only a few moments long with very little dialogue and yet it conjures up not just the atmosphere of a dystopian future where remaining humans take refuge in communal safe areas (and like many communes take turn at the various household chores), it creates quite an emotional feel in those few moments too, especially that final scene (no, won’t spoil it, just watch it and see what I mean). From the description: […]

  2. […] Jim Munroe's short film Just Ella features "perhaps the first cinematic example of autocomplete used for a dramatic reveal." And yet it's still worth watching: […]

  3. […] por Jim Munroe, Just Ella apenas dura cinco minutos y casi no tiene diálogos, pero deja tanto a la imaginación que merece […]

  4. […] por Jim Munroe, Just Ella apenas dura cinco minutos y casi no tiene diálogos, pero deja tanto a la imaginación que merece […]

  5. Very, very nice. Perfectly subtle.

  6. You had me at ‘Autocomplete for dramatic reveal’

  7. […] “Just Ella” posits a future overrun by gibbering monstrosities. Ella takes refuge in a “the Ossington Safehouse, a collectively-run space dedicated to human sovereignty.” But despite doing the assigned tasks on the chore list, the Safehouse isn’t safe — the terrors outside are nothing compared to those within. Contains perhaps the first cinematic example of autocomplete used for a dramatic reveal. nomediakings.org […]

  8. […] Just Ella is a short science fiction film by Jim Munroe which “posits a future overrun by gibbering monstrosities.” […]

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