FGBFF 2018 – ‘Waste’ Short Film Review

This short is directed by Justine Raczkiewicz who also co-wrote the screenplay along with Amelia Gray. The cast includes Luke Baines and Sarah Bartholomew.

Official Synopsis for Waste:

Roger lives a grim and detached life, picking up medical waste for a living, but looks forward to his evening conversations with his quirky roommate and foodie, Olive. But as the meals become increasingly strange and push the limits of curiousity, Roger must ask himself how far he will go for love?

This was such a quirky and fun short. I loved every second of it. The longer it went on, the more bizarre it got. I can easily see why it’s received so much love from the festival circuit.

The characters were both eerily odd and lovable. However, Olive (Sarah Bartholomew) just takes the cake – she’s one eccentric ball of crazy. I adore her enthusiasm for cooking even though some of her obsession is a bit strange and extreme. Her eyes light up with passion whenever she talks about food or is preparing a new meal.

Meanwhile, Roger (Luke Baines) entertains her crazy and indulges in her passions, despite knowing it’s nothing healthy in any way. It’s awkward but sweet.

The end was wickedly insane and totally threw me off! I expected something bizarre to happen, but not quite like that. It was a bloody fun time for those who love dark humor and unexpected twists.

Final Thoughts:

I love characters that stand out from the typical cookie cutter, stereotypical ones we often see in films. Roger and Olive are anything but normal and it’s a refreshing treat. Waste is a deliciously disturbing good time, so be sure to check it out when you can!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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