Following Chase (2011) – By Duane L. Martin

Two soldiers are on a mission to retrieve something from the enemy. It’s Ted’s David Corenswet) first mission, and he’s scared. All he wants to do is to stay with his partner Chase (Leo Koorhan), but Chase’s plan involves him running ahead to do the retrieval while Ted covers him, and Ted’s not so sure about that. Finally Chase convinces him that that’s the best plan, and they set it into motion. The plan quickly goes awry however as Chase is shot in the leg and goes down. Now it’s up to Ted to make the retrieval, but is he up to the task?

Following Chase is a short film from Crossbow Studio that comes in at a little over eleven minutes. There’s really nothing bad I can say about this film. It’s well acted, professionally made, tightly edited and moves along at a perfect pace for the story. It even has a nice little twist at the end that I had a feeling was coming, but will likely surprise many people.

This film is made by the same studio that brought us Level Up, a film which I had reviewed in a previous issue and absolutely loved. When there’s talent both in front of and behind the camera, what results is pure magic.

Greg Koorhan directed this film, and in my opinion, he’s in that top tier of independent film makers who can turn a simple story into something special, and make it look spectacular in the process. His film Level Up was awesome, and Following Chase is just another example of the great skill he possesses as a film maker.

The film is currently in consideration for various film festivals. If you get a chance to check it out, be sure to catch it. It’s a great example of the quality that’s possible to achieve in independent film today.

If you’d like to find out more about this film, you can check out its page on the Crossbow Studio website here.