Drama, Short Films, 06-Oct-2022
When Sherri gets arrested for shoplifting from work, she needs to find money for legal fees. Amandine Thomas writes, directs and stars in “Cherry Cola,” a dramatic portrait delivered with sharp-edged dialogue and vivid characterizations about a young woman on the verge of a breakdown. Living with her mother in what we assume is a difficult home life, Sherri schemes to find the cash needed to pay a lawyer. Thing is, she seems to have burned all of her bridges with friends and co-workers already. But when an ex-boyfriend returns home for the weekend, they reconnect and Sherri sees an opportunity. Thomas is a penetrating writer and nuanced performer, and her film is brought home with a perfectly executed final scene in a diner where Sherri maneuvers her way toward a solution. -KA. Director, Writer, Producer, Actress: Amandine Thomas. Cast: Drigan Lee, Clara Wong, Will Dagger. Producer, Editor: Marielena Planas. DoP: Will Engebretson.