Rooms: An old home tells stories of the people that once lived within its walls.
Directed by Jacob Mendel
As the saying goes, “if the walls could talk” and Jacob Mendel gives them (a very unique) voice. It was a pleasure to watch such a well conceived and exeucted short.
A gentle film that plays with nostalgia and the expected to yield the unexpected. Poetic and charming.
Excellently shot. The composition of your shots is very good, captivating.
Although at first I expected a singular narrative to unfold, I enjoyed experiencing the narrative within each “room”. This was the best part of the concept and its execution.
I also enjoyed the sound track, which was compelling; it allowed the imagination to flourish. Particularly the shot of the staircase – when the child ran down the stairs, I could just see and feel the child running toward me, which is altogether a wild phenomenon considering the static image combined with sound.
Nevertheless, I was left yearning for something more, something more coherent and contingent from the “rooms” as a whole. Overall, it was more like disparate scenes (which you seem to have intended and executed). However, I wanted connectivity.
Overall, nice work!
feels very nostalgic and sentiment to watch the static and old looking pictures with can-happening words.
With such a unique concept how about doing a murder mystery short done in this style, perhaps even Grand Guignol. I think they’d both be great fun done this way.
This is such a beautiful short.