‘David’ | Short Film Review


Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, Fred Hechinger

Directed By:

Zach Woods

Written By:

Zach Woods, Brandon Gardner

A therapist (Will Ferrell) receives a dire call from one of his clients (Jackson Harper) that he immediately needs to address. As he is into his and his client’s session, the therapist is met with the consequences of neglecting his personal life for his career. ‘David’ directed by Zach Woods is a personal family drama wrapped in a 10-minute bow that is both bleak and funny at the same time.

Zach Woods does a really good job at building the tension from the first to the second half. One minute you are in an unfamiliar place in a somewhat black comedy, but once the second half kicks in you are completely aware of the characters motivations, fears, and the relationship between them. There is a lot of depth in the story that makes this short very raw and moving. This came out back in 2020 but I would check it out with this years Tribeca At home shorts program!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Tribeca At Home

For the first time ever, Tribeca Film Festival is hosting #TribecaAtHome where you can experience the festival from the comfort of your couch!

With a robust lineup of exciting new films, shorts, and documentaries planned, #TribecaAtHome will also include an immersive showcase of 14 VR selections, various podcasts, and game programming.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets

Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty is a film critic and creator of PatrickBeattyReviews.com and the Gaggle of Geeks Podcast network. Watch him Friday’s on ABC4 Good Things Utah talk about movies and follow all his work in the link below.

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