The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008) – By James Dubbeldam

The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist is a 3 minute German short film (although in English) written and directed by Max Sacker. It tells the tale of a projectionist (played by Nikolia Kinski, son of the legendary Klaus Kinski) who works at a movie theatre as a protectionist (big surprise). As he watches clips of movies staring the same femme fatale, he enters the worlds of the films set in three different times/eras in film as the star of the movie protecting or chasing the same woman- until she enters his world with an unexpected twist.

Right away the film draws you into another world. The world of film and the Projectionist. This film has character and draws you in right away. A lot of love and time went into the atmosphere of the film, and it works.

Each world/time that the Projectionist travels to is authentic looking/feeling, like it has come right out of a movie. And because of the pace and shortness of the film, I didn’t feel like I could catch my breath, it was one thing after the other- like a roller-coaster ride. And it worked. It also meant that I didn’t have a chance to dissect it or find any faults. I really couldn’t. Everything was really good.

This is going to be a short review. I just don’t know what to say other then it was an incredible experience. I’m not a huge fan of the ending (I felt it was too quick) but just the same I do enjoy abrupt endings. Maybe I just wanted it to go on.
The acting was great, the music, editing, direction- everything. Like I said I couldn’t find any faults.
The film itself is posted on imdb.com, go and check it out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.