This month’s featured short, “BOY,” is brought to us by British Airways. It was written by British Airways Great Britons winner Prasanna Puwanarajah, and directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, This is Spinal Tap, Redemption, The Karate Kid). Just like last month’s featured short film, there is absolutely no dialogue, but it is still able to tell a very clear story.
I love the flashback sequences. Flashbacks are hard to do, and keep a straight story at the same time. The editor, Rick Russell, did a phenomenal job keeping everything in line.
Also, with the absence of dialogue, music is key. The composer, Alex Heffes, did a perfect job of keeping the emotion where it needed to be.
You may notice that the main character, Timothy Spall, resembles Wormtail, from Harry Potter. I think they might be cousins.
Watch, and enjoy.