NoBudge A - Z | Best of "A" • 11-Jun-2018
A film about a person's inability to cut an avocado. Directed by and starring River L. Ramirez, this experimental short finds strange humor in reality-bending absurdities and illogical deep-seated fears. A woman sits in a white room at a table in front of an avocado terrified at the prospect of cutting it. Across from her sits a man urging her through the process, “look within…pick up the knife…now slice down” — the more he speaks, the more she trembles. As a metaphor for anything that shouldn’t scare us but does, it’s a visceral presentation that gets weirder as it goes. Within its dream-like sequence, it transcends space and time, getting great mileage from sudden turns leading down unknown roads. Ramirez is an artist and comedian who can also be seen in “To-Do” and “thematrix061702_ROUGHV.5.wmv.” -KA. Written and Directed by River L. Ramirez. Shot and Edited by David Pym. Sound Design by Frank Flaherty. Soundtrack by Lou Tides. Title Design and Credit Sequence by Colin Burgess. Starring: River L. Ramirez, Ruby McCollister, Ike Ufomado.
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