A mother and her little girl go on a picnic but the past resurfaces, bringing nothing but pain.
Vague yet intriguing development from writer/director John Ninnis whose inciting incident in the first act stealthily forewarns about the second act’s conflict and intensifies the denouement’s mystery. Mummy Fell Asleep falls under the category of shorts where filmmakers purely rely on solid script and acting as money is not an option. And in this case, both pay off. Ninnis’ narrative is a reminder of Sean Ellis’ intriguing first shorts – and brilliant later features. Speaking of, imagine a feature version where characters are fully developed and you get to know the preexistent, obscure events that lead to breaking the camel’s back. Proud winner of:
- The 2010 Heart of England Film Festival: Best Short film Internationally
- The Irish International Film Festival: Best Short Film under 10 mins
You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f_EpTPexqg