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2010 Boston Underground Best Short: Happily Ever After

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 2, 2010

Embedded above is the vibrant, supercharged comedy Happily Ever After by Jamie Heinrich, which won the Best of Fest Short Film award at the 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival back in March. Its got girls, Glocks, roller skating, trampolining and unicorns and rainbows. What’s not to love?

Actually, the only thing I don’t like about this short film is that I’m pissed it doesn’t come with a soundtrack listing because I love all the music and I don’t know what any of the songs are. Well, except for Maneater.

Cute girl lying in the grass and shooting a gun

It’s a real slick looking film filled with slow-motion goodness and a crazy, elliptical “plot” that hints at a larger world beyond its borders. Although it only runs about 9 minutes long, if this were a TV show I’d tune in religiously every week. The costuming, the settings, the soundtrack, the dialogue all fit really tightly together.The bright, blown-out colors, too, are particularly mesmerizing — giving the film a real electric jolt.

Heinrich has more videos up on Vimeo and you can read up more about ’em on his official website.

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