Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Short Cuts: Time's Up, Eve!

I've recently become acquainted with a filmmaker named Patrick Rea, and I just watched a cool little short film he co-wrote and directed. It's called Time's Up, Eve! It's a black and white period piece with a young woman (Sharon Wright) pursued by shadowy figures who are trying to take her most precious possession...and I don't mean her life.

Here's a link to the short over at the Vimeo site - it runs 12 minutes and change:


Check it out!

What I liked about this flick - it was, indeed, as advertised...short. I like movies that take exactly enough time to tell their story, no more, no less. This is the kind of short that makes me wish there were more anthology shows and movies. It's beautifully shot, in gorgeous black and white, and with a visual flair of a much larger movie. The acting is fine, the direction and editing crisp. The thing I liked most about it - here's a black and white movie with an attractive blonde being chased by dark forces - and it was partially shot in Lawrence Kansas - just like another cool black and white movie with an attractive blonde being chased by dark forces - 1962's Carnival of Souls!
Well done, Mr. Rea, and everybody who had a hand in the creation of this entertaining movie!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Yay for Mr. Rea, undoubtedly my favorite short film director. Check out all of his other stuff, you'll love it!

  2. Hi! Found you on the A-Z list. Good luck with the challenge. I look forward to your posts.

  3. MM - I certainly will - Short Cuts is the newest department here at LGOOH, and Mr. Rea's short films will be a big part of these posts!

    Armchair Squid! Thank you so much for coming by! Good luck to you as well!

  4. I'll have to check this out. I loved Carnival of Souls. What a great film. Now I want to find it and watch it again.

  5. Melissa - As well you should! I love Carnival of Souls a lot. That classic and this new short don't share a lot thematically other than a basic logline and a shooting location - but Time's Up Eve was pretty cool, I must say.

  6. The film's main set is housed in the same abandoned organ factory in which parts of the original "Carnival of Souls" was shot.

    1. Now that's a movie factoid I can get behind! Thanks for sharing that one!