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27 March 2019

Always and Forever

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “The Last Forever Woman” - 12 mins

This slick piece of sci-fi from director Ollie Wolf explores the emotional consequences of ever-advancing technologies. There's something intriguingly gothic about the film, which sees a woman address the camera on what turns out to be her 217th birthday.

The impact of such a long life is delicately drawn, as it's slowly revealed that - like an ageless spectre - the woman has had to watch everyone she knows and loves grow old and leave her. From the topography of her area to the physic geography of familiar faces, the only constant is that nothing stays the same.

A sympathetic lead performance engrosses from start to finish, while small environmental details hint at a wider world beyond the camera's view. Smart, heart-rending work with all the style of an episode of Black Mirror - minus the nihilism.

Film Production: Caviar Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Ollie Wolf Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Romy Waller
Production M'ger: Emily Perry
Executive Producer: Ellie Goodwin
Cinematographer: David Bird
Editor: Rebecca Luff ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ tenthree Ⓟ Ⓦ

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