Director – David Teixeira (Play. Pause. Kill., She’s Not Alone)
Starring – Emma Rodriguez and David Teixeira
Release Date – 2020
Rating – 3/5
A few weeks ago I went around to various groups making posts looking for news on upcoming indie projects to share on the site. I was greeted with overwhelming positivity and met a lot of great filmmakers, actors, actresses, producers, and so on after making those posts. Honestly, I wish I would have done this sooner because this has been a great experience.
One of the filmmakers that I came into contact with was David Teixeira. This French filmmaker has several shorts available on his YouTube and sent me a few links to check out for review. The first I hit play on was his three minute short Visiteur. Thanks David for reaching out!
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows Emma (Rodriguez) who is home alone. She is getting ready when she received a strange phone call. She chalks it up to being a prank call but soon realizes something strange is going on. **Spoiler Alert**
It’s kind of hard to review a movie that runs around three minutes. You can like a short but you really need something there to write about. Visiteur is fun for the three minutes but if Teixeira would have stretched it out any further it would have been a pointless short. He knew his limits and did a great job at creating this short yet sweet film.
The acting in this one is pretty solid. It is a one woman show and Rodriguez does great. She delivers a wide range of emotions and almost has a dual role of sorts. She is a fantastic lead in this and does an amazing job. The story for this one leaves a lot to the viewer’s imagination but it works. We get a little twist at the end that is fairly enjoyable. The short running time does work against it at creating tension and atmosphere but Rodriguez is able to pull it all together.
Finally, this one has some blood but if you are looking for some bloody and gory deaths you will be very disappointed. This one is very story driven rather than bloody. Overall, Visiteur is a fun way to spend three minutes. It’s short, simple, and well put together. I highly recommend checking it out.