Fav Film Friday #14: Prospect

A short film by Shep Films (@Shep_Films)

“Prospect is the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials, aiming to strike it rich.”

Soon, I’ll post a blog on my experience in July at “Prodigy Camp”, but for now I want to start things off with a bang with a Fav Film Friday on “Prospect”!

I had first seen the Kickstarter campaign for this, and when the final product came out, I was in awe. It’s great when you get to see the original idea spiral out into something so much more.

Looking past the evident overall beauty, and production value, I admired how the director had moments focused on the father and daughter’s relationship. This is something that I often find is lost in sci fi’s and thrillers; the relationship between characters gets buried behind all the action, and loses it’s meaning. Prospect doesn’t lose it. Even in high moments of intensity and action, the connection isn’t lost.

I love long steady shots, so this film really won me over, because it had a lot of them. It also shocked me how smooth they were, considering all the logs, sticks, and branches around the camera operator. I can’t imagine trying to operate a steady cam while running through that. It obviously paid off in the end.

Prospect didn’t end how I expected it too, but I still loved the film tremendously overall.

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