Archive for February, 2012

MOMENTOS by Nuno Rocha

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2012 at 11:26 am

Sometimes relationships fall apart, but isn’t it wonderfully beautiful when they can fall back together? Nuno Rocha illustrates this rare event in this emotional and inspirational short film, Momentos, based on the concept “life’s good.”

I found myself moved to tears by the end of the seven minute film. Momentos makes it abundantly apparent how priceless the relationships that we form with our loved ones truly are. I’m reminded to savor special moments so they may become precious memories.

Watch to discover why life is good, especially when you have people to share it with.


Hipster Critic Reviews YouPlusDallas Short Film, ‘Just In Time For Love’

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Here at YouPlusDallas, we love covering the goings on in our city from a cinematic point of view, but sometimes, we just like to tell a story of our own. This Valentine’s Day, we debuted a YouPlusDallas original short film entitled Just In Time For Love, directed by Jun Kang, which has garnered a pretty nice response from the artistic community.

Hipster Critic recently reviewed the YPD original, and dotes on the city as one of the short film’s main characters.

Says the review:

 I think director Jun Kang is a talented artist. The city and the actors looked timeless. Every shot felt deliberate and artistic. When it comes to the story, while I found it fun to watch, it wasn’t particularly memorable. The actors were good enough, but at times their performance felt over done. The main actor, Justin Locklear looks unique and classic all at the same time, but during his performance I couldn’t forget that he was acting and this kept me from getting swept up in the story. Actress Cara Johnston also looked wonderful on screen as the nerdy but pretty-girl-from-down-the-street. Yet, she too, gave me a slightly awkward feeling that sub-par acting can evoke.

Do you agree? View the video above, and tell us what you think.

Click here for the full review


Posted by    |    February 15th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Could this happen to a family in Dallas?  As we are known for our Texas hospitality, we sure hope not.  The short film Snap was created for the contest “The Florida Industry Incubator”. The competition gives teams only 30 days from when the theme to follow is revealed. In this short time they must write, shoot, edit and deliver a 5 min. short film… all while spending no more than $500.

Director Manolo Celi

Touch: Adult Theme

Posted by    |    February 6th, 2012 at 11:55 am

This is not a particularly visual film, but rather uses dialogue and implied visuals to tell a story.

Judging by her style of dress, casual mannerisms and intimate tone of voice, they could be any couple in Dallas having a dinner date on rainy night.  We are drawn into the conversation about what is passionately sexy.  Surprisingly, she was a prostitute and they didn’t know each other.  What might have been the beginning of  a relationship that is turning intimate turns out to be a Q&A about what they “like”.  How many clients actually care enough to ask her those same questions?  The money was the end game, but the director makes sure that we are first taken to a different place in this short film.