Outside (film)

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Outside is a 2004 short film written and directed by Jenn Kao and starring Courtney Ford.[1] The film won the Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film award at the 2006 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival and a 2005 DGA Student Directing Award.[2] The film has screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide.

Plot[edit]

In post-apocalyptic society, people are isolated in sealed bunkers. A young woman is forced to confront her fears of the unknown when she makes contact with an Outsider.

Production[edit]

Outside was produced at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. It was writer/director Jenn Kao's MFA thesis film.[3]

Reviews[edit]

FilmThreat.com critic Doug Brunnel gave Outside 4 stars and called it "utterly captivating...a great film."[4]

Variety critic Tom McClean, part of the jury that named Outside Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film at the 2006 Comic-Con International Film Festival, said that Outside was "like one of those great high concept sci-fi films of the 1970s".[5]

Specs[edit]

Shooting format: 35mm film
Running Time: 22 minutes

External links[edit]

Official Movie Site http://www.outsidethemovie.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ See credits at http://imdb.com/title/tt0439748/
  2. ^ See list of awards at http://imdb.com/title/tt0439748/awards
  3. ^ Festival 2005, School of Theater, Film and Television / UCLA Spotlight
  4. ^ For text of full review see http://filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=7876
  5. ^ Comments appeared on McClean's Variety weblog: http://weblogs.variety.com/bags_and_boards/2006/07/cciiff_winners.html