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War Paint 
Written by: on July 26th, 2011

Release Date: USA, 2011
Approximate running time: 14 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English

Marcus Carlos Liberski
Writer: Charles Hall
Cinematographer: Zack Galler
Cast: Emily Seale-Jones, Daniel Cabello

Synopsis: Two kindred souls with similar phobias overcome their fears together.  

Whether we know it or are ready to admit, we all have phobia’s that contribute to the path ours lives ultimately travel. At the heart of War Paint is a powerful tale about trying to overcome the things that imprison you. 

The plot revolves around two characters, a introverted woman and a man with a skin disease, which he tries to cover up with make-up. A chance encounter brings these two together and they quickly form a bound. One day when the young man ventures out during a very hot day. His make-up (war paint) starts to melt, revealing what his is trying to hide from the rest of the world. Meanwhile up in her apartment the young woman realizes what will happen because of the heat and goes looking for him. This event sets up her moment of truth in which she must finally confront her fear of the outside world. Without giving away to much more about the plot, let’s just say that the film has a very satisfying conclusion that makes these characters journey all the more rewarding.

From a production stand point there is not a single area in which this film is lacking. The film’s visuals are pitch-perfect, which also helps greatly the story at hand since there is no dialog in this film, the pacing gives just the right amount of time for things to fully set in and resonate and both performances are exceptional.

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