I recently had the pleasure of checking out the online screener of ‘What you need’ the new short film from Nickolas Duarte; an award winning commercial writer/director. He has done commercial work for many companies most notably for Adidas and the NBA.
What you need is a 4 minute drama film that shows just a small portion of the life of a boy (Rudolpho Duarte) who is part human and part monkey. Abandoned by his father, shunned by fellow students at school; all because he is different. The only one who seems to care is his mother (Megan Mioduski).
This film will strike a chord in everyone’s life, because at one point or another everyone has felt that they didn’t belong. In the end this film with the expert make-up of Margarita Potts and the gritty real life camera work make this film an absolute must see. No wonder it won the best drama at Atlanta Shortfest.
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Moral Rating: nothing offensive
Audience: All audiences
Length: 4 min.
Our Rating: A