Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 12th, 2006
Approximate running time: 21 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Director: Mitchell L. Cohen
Writer: Mitchell L. Cohen
Cinematography: Jeff Dolen
Cast: Christopher Mur, James Aidan McCaffrey, Alisha Seaton
What do you do when your past catches up with you?
On his way home from work Peter Price is robbed at gun point by a childhood friend who he hasn’t seen in years.
Peter’s Price is a tale about two friends and how their lives have changed since the last time they saw each other. On the surface it would appear that Peter has done well for himself and that his friend Jake refuses to let go of his rebellious youth. Deep down inside they are actually more alike then they appear to be a first and this is never more evident then the films knock out ending.
Peter’s Price was written and directed by Mitchell L. Cohen. For a first time director his sense of visual style is very strong. He is also able to get solid performances from the two leads Christopher Mur and James Aidan McCaffrey. The story is compelling and the dialog is often witty and poignant. The only complaint I have about this short is that there is not enough time to explore these characters. The good news is that director Mitchell L. Cohen plans on making this short into a feature. Ultimately Peter’s Price is a powerful drama about fighting in with the status quo.
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