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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Raftman's Razor

One of my favorite shorts is The Raftman's Razor, directed by Keith Bearden and written by Bearden and Joel Haskard. It breaks almost all the rules of short filmmaking that I was taught in school - Who is the protagonist? Why are we relying so much on voice-over? Where is the plot? - and it is "useless, but completely delightful" like the Raftman comic featured within. The narration by John L. Bader is wonderfully performed.

I don't think Bearden and Haskard's latest film, Train Town, has distribution yet since it's still playing at festivals. A buttoned-up conservative and a freewheeling hippie conduct a culture war using the model train set and village at the store where they both work. Trailer here:

See it if you get the chance!

1 comment:

  1. Raftman’s Razor writer/director Keith Bearden has a new feature project on kickstarter. Check it out! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313089408/god-hates-kansas-a-feature-film-by-keith-bearden