As a festival that exists to nurture a new generation of filmmakers, every year we like to recognise the film that best represents brilliant work by emerging creative talent. It was with great pleasure we presented the Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2015 BEST OF THE FEST Award to Jimmy Dean’s Charity!
Set in a run-down coastal town, Charity presents a bleak and barren portrait of a broken family attempting to mend itself. The understated action is given weight by deep emotional undercurrent, the script is peppered with some of the festival’s most truthful dialogue, and the whole film is painted in a cold, lonely palette of seaside blues and greys.
With a strong female lead, incredibly genuine script and carefully considered cinematography, this is a remarkable filmmaking debut by a young director we’ll be hearing a lot more about.