With micro-budget drug trip horror picture Popskull
director Adam Wingard delivered a virtual masterclass on what can be accomplished with virtually no budget whatsoever, provided that cast and crew are talented and dedicated. Hollywood's not interested in your ideas? The Wingard philosophy is basically screw 'em, don't need them anyway. Popskull
made me a true believer in the Wingard aesthetic and after a nudge from my Fantasia cohort Mitch Davis last year I made a point of contacting the man and asking for a look at his recent short films. And, once again, I fell in love. There were a lot of stellar pieces included in what he sent but the biggest gem for me was Laura Panic
, a film I immediately booked to screen at The Worldwide Short Film Festival
here in Toronto.
But what I didn't know at the time was that Laura Panic
was the first entry in what has now become a trilogy of shorts linked thematically by stories of young women forgetting to take their medication. Titled, appropriately enough, the Forgot My Meds
trilogy, Laura Panic
would later be joined by Cerebella
before being rounded out by the just-completed Her Name Is Laura Panic
. But why talk about them when I can show them to you? We've got the entire trilogy embedded below.
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