Watch: Acclaimed Horror Quick ‘Cruise’ – A Telemarketing Darkish Satire
by Alex Billington
February 17, 2023
“You and a good friend or liked one are headed for 2 weeks of solar and sand with Aloha Voyages.” Do not decide up the cellphone! You by no means know what may occur when you cling up on the gross sales individual calling. Cruise is a hilariously twisted, darkish satire brief movie from Canada, now out there to observe on-line. It performed on the movie pageant circuit all through most of 2022, stopping by Fantasia, Improbable Fest, Seattle, and the London Quick Movie Competition. It additionally gained the Jury Award for Finest Canadian Quick on the Calgary Underground Movie Competition, and Finest Horror Quick on the Cinefantasy Competition. Cruise is a darkish office satire a couple of telemarketer making an attempt mightily to provide away a free cruise. If he does not make a sale, nicely, this might be his final job in gross sales – I can say that a lot. Starring Simon Pond, Chad Andrews, and Ray James because the Executioner. As soon as once more, a superb instance of how a easy idea makes for a fantastic brief movie, even in only one tiny workplace.
Because of Vimeo Workers Picks for the tip on this one. Intro from Vimeo: “We have all acquired rip-off cellphone calls, however what in regards to the individual making the calls? Cruise is a darkish office satire a couple of hapless telemarketer making an attempt mightily to provide away a free cruise. And if he fails, there might be dire penalties.” Cruise is written and directed by Toronto based mostly filmmaker Sam Rudykoff, who can also be a copywriter – you possibly can view extra of his movies on his official web site or comply with him on IG @samrudykoff. Produced by Mark Delottinville & Sam Rudykoff; made by Huge Pig Manufacturing Co. With cinematography by Peter John Schnobb, music by Marcel Ramagnano. It performed Fantasia & Improbable Fest in 2022. “It has been wild attending to display screen this little mission everywhere in the world, and I am thrilled that it’s discovered a fantastic house on-line. An enormous due to all of the festivals that had us, and all people who’s taken the time to observe.” For information go to Vimeo. To view extra shorts, click on right here.