Heir is “just” a short film, but its story will stay with you for much longer than you could’ve imagined!
Heir is a 14 minute short film from Canada, which is very simply described with the tagline “A touching tale of father and son.”
Well, that’s certainly not wrong, but I had no idea how literal the touching part would be. We don’t usually review short films, but we wanted to tell the world about this particular short film.
For the record, here’s a bit more on the storyline:
After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his young son Paul embark on an ill fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.
Needless to say, this is a pretty tough story to watch, because there really is no doubt what’s going on. Mainly because the actors are so damn spot on at delivering exactly the right mood and vibe from the beginning.
Heir is definitely offensive, but it is also important
For me, the only drawback was the fact that the effects went a bit too far. Perhaps it was necessary to make the “monsters” look so grotesque for it to be clear what was going on. There’s certainly no doubt that anything else would’ve made the short film even harder to watch.
The two lead characters are played by Robert Nolan and Bill Oberst Jr., who are both outstanding. If they hadn’t been spot on all the way through, there’s no way this could’ve worked. Also, the story and directing from Richard Powell keeps the focus on the subject. Never letting up or letting go. Very well done, indeed.
Director: Richard Powell
Writer: Richard Powell
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Robert Nolan, Mateo D’Avino
A touching tale of father and son.