Indie Film Review: Infinite

13147878_10156875850275367_1304697334_oInfinite is the fourth short film from Lowkey Films, based in Surrey. Written and directed by Connor O’Hara and produced by Jamie Gamache, the film follows on from the success of Wander, their third short film which was screened at Indie-Lincs 2016 and reviewed by us.

Infinite tells the touching tale of platonic brotherhood, led by a standout performance by George MacKay, best known as Joe ‘Bromley’ in the 2014 comedy drama Pride. Here, MacKay portrays Sid, a young man who has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Despite the knowledge that he is dying, however, Sid is determined to remain upbeat and youthful by pulling together his four best pals: Dribble (Rory J. Saper), Plod (Alex Esmail), Wolfie (Alex Lincoln), and his closest confidante Digger (Elliot James Langridge). To preserve his memory and make his existence infinite, he asks them to assemble five key elements of his life: love, friends, home, location, and family. With this assembly, he plans to throw a bonfire where he and his pact will burn each item that reflects these elements.

Alike to Wander, Infinite has a stunning soundtrack that adds an extra punch to the short film. However, the primary compliment has to be given to O’Hara’s incredible screenplay, exemplifying his talent. Within such a short space of time, Infinite carefully explores the group dynamics of a tight-knit band of friends and delicately explores the themes of bidding farewell to a dying loved one.

Based on their two latest films alone, it’s intriguing to think of what Lowkey Films have planned for the future…

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Written by Anna Richards

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