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Glory Hunter Review



Glory Hunter is a 2014 short film from director Craig Maclachlan. The film tells the story of an aging fighter (Duncan Airlie James) and the relationship he has with his much younger girlfriend (Elanor Miller).

I watch a ton of short films and you would be surprised by how many of them feel long. A twenty minute film that should have been five is a painful viewing experience. Fortunately Glory Hunter is not one of those films. It suffers the exact opposite problem, the film is too short. I was left wanting to spend more time with Duncan James' character. I wanted to see the character fleshed out a little more. I wanted to see the minutia of his day to day life. This is the second film I've seen with Duncan Airlie James and I'd like to see more. The first I saw was The Greyness of Autumn and is also a film I highly recommend.

Scott J Hunter shot a good looking film on what I can only assume was a shoe string budget. The film was shot on the Cannon C100 and is a testament to how far digital photography has come. The minimalist lighting and overall style of the film allowed the viewer to focus on the performance and this 17 minute short is a filled with great acting. This film is restrained and well paced. It felt like the work of a mature filmmaker and I personally will keep Craig Maclachlan on my radar.

I would like to go into more of the specific details of the film but I would also like for you to watch it. So, do yourself a favor take 20 minutes out of your day and watch the link below.

Glory Hunter from Insomnia Performance Group on Vimeo.

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