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Adam’s Jacket 
Written by: on July 8th, 2008

Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2008
Production Company: Elantra Films/ADMJ Films
Approximate running time: 10 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English

Director: David Morgan
Writer: David Morgan
Cinematography: David Morgan
Music: Cuete & Duce “When I Get High”
Edited by: Joe Burke
Cast: Evan Hall, Joe Burke, Jillian Rose Kelm, Josh Staman, Dan Levin, Will Mittendorf, David Morgan

ADMJ Films in association with Elantra Films present a devilish tale about three friends out on the town who accidentally hit a woman with their car. The plot which starts off with a more comedic feel to it takes on a darker tone when the three friends ponder over what they should do with the woman they hit. The films plot crams so much into a mere ten minutes all leading up to an ending that will leave you speechless. The only music in the film is a song titled “When I Get High”. It is a deliriously effective rap song performed by a duo named Cuete & Duce.

This is my first exposure to filmmaker David Morgan whose superb use of black & white photography and documentary style of filmmaking gives this twisted tale an added sense of realism. The film is edited by Joe Burke who also has one of the films leads. Burke’s editing is lean and perfectly paced. The acting in Adam’s Jacket is spot on with the four main characters played by Evan Hall, Joe Burke, Jillian Rose Kelm and Josh Staman all giving convincing performances.

Ultimately for a ten minute short filmmaker David Morgan creates a memorable black comedy that shows signs of a filmmaker who is destined for greater things in the future.

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