The Latest • Drama, Short Films, 26-Jan-2022
A struggling actor abandons all logic when she finds a stranger unconscious in her laundry room. Sophie Jarvis directs “Medical Drama,” a character study at turns surreal and darkly funny about a young woman going through a rough couple of days. Doing whatever she can for work, she finds herself acting out symptoms for doctors in training at a medical exam, or dressed as an ornament for a Holiday commercial. On her free time, she studies a Texas twang accent, or memorizes lines for yet another audition. One night, she finds a man passed out in her building’s laundry room and leaps into action, leading to more frustration and disappointment. A film about trying to care in a seemingly uncaring world, Jarvis’ film nails a delicate tonal balance, aided by a terrific lead performance from Meredith Hama-Brown. -KA. Writer, Director: Sophie Jarvis. Producers: Sara Blake, Magali Gillon-Krizaj. Cinematographer: Jeremy Cox. Production Designer: Kara Hornland. Editor: Kane Stewart. Sound Designer: Matt Drake. Composer: Kieran Jarvis. Cast: Meredith Hama-Brown, Graem Beddoes, Kalyn Miles, Andrew Gillingham, Arggy Jenati.
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