‘Merman’: A Film Review

- October 9, 2012

"An amusing little short..."

This blog is written on behalf of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and will serve as an honest, unbiased review of a few films that will be screening this year. Hopefully, these reviews will inspire conversation and discussion amongst other viewers and encourage the overall appreciation and dissection of this art we call film.

An amusing little short film involving three young men, a kiddie pool and an allusion to somer rather strong hallucinogens. At just over a minute long, it briefly chronicles the experience of a young man on some sort of drug while his friends watch indifferently in the background. The hilarity lies in the strange juxtaposition of the quite impressive dream-state shots of him swirling around in sun filtered water and the average homemade looking shots of his friends observing him, so clearly demonstrating the different types of reality.

Rachel Anderson hails from the land of Portland, Oregon and is currently a film student at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Having been an avid film watcher from an early age, she is interested in film simply for the love of it. When not in school or working part time at a theater, she seeks as much involvement and experience as possible in the industry.