That Thing We Do

By Adam Goetz

A family reunion at a lakeside cottage is the backdrop for Kevin’s (Drew Roby) thoughtful contemplation over telling his parents that he is gay. Director Andrew Hull uses tranquil music and picturesque shots to personify his process of introspection while keeping a hint of apprehension. Although this was the longest short that I viewed, clocking in at 16 minutes, the pace seemed slightly rushed with shotgun dialog and awkward acting in parts. All things considered, it was still an excellent short and worth checking out.

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