10,000 Bullets   Exploring the world of Cinema from the Arthouse to the Grindhouse™




Damn Your Eyes 
Written by: on April 22nd, 2011
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2009
Production Company: David Guglielmo productions
Approximate running time: 20 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English

Director: David Guglielmo
Writer: David Guglielmo
Cinematographer: Alex Chinnici
Cast: Jakob Von Eichel, Marisa Costa, Ray Reynolds, Angelo Angrisani, Bud Stafford

Synopsis: A mysterious disfigured stranger seeks revenge against those who killed his parents.

Even though the Spaghetti Western genre has long since ridden off into the sunset. In the years since it’s implosion, there has been a reprisal of this genre and it’s continued influence on modern westerns. Most notably Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven.
 
Damn Your Eyes (Part I) was shot on a very modest budget of $5,000 in various locations New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. And while most independent films get overwhelmed by their limited resources. This production faces its adversity head on and creates something that far exceeds its meager resources.
 
This film’s simplistic plot which is rooted in revenge, it is in line with the type of tales that one would associate with the Spaghetti Western genre. The protagonist a mysterious stranger named Sam is cut from the same antihero mold that is also synonymous with the aforementioned Spaghetti Western genre. Other area’s that this film draws inspiration from the Spaghetti Westerns genre, include its operatic visual style and it’s violent set pieces.

Time and again the one area that most independent films often come up short are the performances. Fortunately this film is one of a handful to go against the grain is this regard. The performances are sufficiently suitable for the story at hand. What’s not to love about a cold blooded protagonist, who’s drink of choice is goat’s milk.

Clocking in at around twenty minutes this film accomplishes a lot. And yet it also leaves plenty of things unresolved. To be fair, there reportedly are to be further installments which are sure to round out the missing pieces of the puzzle. Tell then this short film serves as a good primer for what is sure to be greater things to come story wise.

You can find more information about Damn Your Eyes (Part I) here.

Disclaimer: Some of the reviews contained here at 10kbullets contain screenshots that may not be suitable for those surfing the website at work and discretion is advised while viewing these pages. All of the screenshots and other images used on this site are solely for promotional purposes and are copyrighted to their respective owners. All reviews, bios and interviews unless noted in the text of the review, bio or interview are original content that was written exclusively for 10kbullets and has never been published anywhere else. On occasion there may be typos or errors in the text and if you let us know we will be more then happy to correct all typos or misinformation in the text. All opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the author(s) and not that of any company or person referred to. All the written material contained on 10kBullets is intended for informational purposes only and it is copyright © 2004-Present by the authors.