The Stone Child: An 11-year-old Lakota boy searches for a home after a painful divorce.
Directed by Chris Martini
An honest and daring approach to such a story. All the more poignant when told from a child’s point of view. Lyrical and without sentimentality.
Strong and sensitive acting
moving and thought provoking. powerful.
Very moving, and made all the more poignant by showing us through the child’s POV.
Mr. Martini honest approach and sensitive direction depicts a way of life that has been almost forgotten on the Northern Plains of America. Bravo! Studio West Management
This gripping short film was painfully beautiful. It was also difficult to watch because of the depth of emotion portrayed.
Well done to the film maker.
Thought provoking on so many levels this movie triggered questions and emotions way beyond many others .Left me wanting more,excellent.
Tatanka!What a powerful spiritual connection! Nicely done and great ending!
WellDirected – Chris is developing his skills with a very sensative touch
Predictable, typical “sympathy” type of story. Not impressed.
A little gem. More precious yet because it’s not words that speak the truth beneath what’s apparent to the eye. Difficult to resist the assault of new flourishing emotions all through it. Just the right amount of compassion and toughness distilling of the compelling eye of Chris Martini.
left me wanting to know more.
The “Reel 13″ presentation of this short was incomplete… when I watched it, it seemed like important material was missing, so I went on YouTube and found the COMPLETE “Stone Child,” in two parts. Part One includes a brief intro card, The Myth of the Stone Child, which helps explain what will happen later on. Part Two has another important scene, a final scene occuring just after where the Reel 13 version abruptly ends. Just search for “The Stone Child” on YouTube and watch both parts of the official version, and it will make much more sense and feel more complete.
this film was ok eventhough it left me wanting to know what happen between the boy and his father after the argument. this film showed how there are disfunctional families. the sound on the film was clear but the actors were horrible but the lighting for the film was good.
the acting was horrible an i think they could of used a better scene to explain this problem. feel bad for the kid tho