It’s the summer of 1937. Something is living in the corn field. Young Ida doesn’t know what it is, but it seems to understand her better than anyone else on her uncle’s farm.
“The artistry of WILD is breathtaking. WILD is a captivating short film with the look and feel of a sinister fairy tale. There is no doubt that McKenzie is a master of her craft and knows how to make something that is both compelling and visually bewitching.”
A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld.
“The accompanying music and seamless use of color create a film that works in every way. Every new scene brings its own palette of hues and emotions. In seven short minutes, director Morgana McKenzie breathes life into a world that feels only slightly impossible. The attention to detail and suspense put the film in a league with the new masters of horror.”
Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.
“Director Morgana McKenzie does a wonderful job of slowly revealing the secrets that Stephen has, always making sure to surprise viewers at every turn. Things are never what they appear to be in this short. Every time we figure something out, McKenzie throws another twist in that not only reveals more of the story, but takes the previous revelations into a new direction.”
In a timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.
“Many films at the festival were interesting, in terms of their topics, but not all that well-thought-out in terms of visuals. McKenzie’s visuals are beautiful.”