All Films • Short Films, 16-Sep-2022
A woman turning 30 returns home dejected from life not living up to expectations. Chanel Dupree directs “Next Stop,” a surrealistic dark comedy that renders a dream-like quality in its melange of annoyances. She repeats affirmations to herself (“my destiny is bright and full”) while she avoids texts from friends. She experiences visions/memories of dealing with a roommate with an ever-present boyfriend. (“This is my man and he’s gonna always be here”). In just over 2 minutes, Dupree’s film builds a strong tone and crafts clever details / meta touches, as when the woman tries to hand a joint to herself through a split-screen. -KA. Director, Writer, Producer & Lead Actress: Chanel Dupree. Director of Photography, Editor & Composer: Kennard Medina. 2nd AD: Tyeshea Campbell. Assistant Cam/PA: Shira Joseph. Camera Opp: Kai. PA: Jordan Simon. Cast: Natalie Evans, Zoell Dillard, Samantha Lorient. V/O Actreses: Olive Thomas, Zoe, Jesteen Racine.
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