All Films • Short Films, 16-Dec-2022
A disoriented man tries to feed a fish in the desert. “Blue Berries,” directed by and starring Sam Millstein, is an allegory on addiction, a vividly shot dramatization of losing track of one’s basic responsibilities. His task seems simple — walk 30 yards to feed a fish swimming in a fish tank. The trouble is, he also has a handful of blue berries, which when eaten sends him into a stupor. Inspired by Millstein’s own experience of getting addicted to painkillers, the film resonates beyond its surface design as a cautionary tale. -KA. Director: Sam Millstein and Kevin Rogers. Starring Sam Millstein. DOP: Sam Tetro. Editor: Emilio Subia. 1st AC/Loader: Peter Harrison. Gaffer: Harrison Rusk. Production Designer: Claire Whitney. Sound Designer: Joe Damico. Colorist: Sam Howells. Composer: Emma Howard.
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