How much do you really want to know?
Indie director Jeremiah Kipp‘s THE DAYS GOD SLEPT (2013) is a uniquely mesmerizing short film that borders on the concept of morality, trust and pain. The dialogue, though briefly narrated, leaves much of the films interpretation to attentive viewers. I did not know what to expect when I began watching Kipp’s mysteriously inviting short–the end results as a provocative, emotionally binding experience. A pious man encounters a cryptic exotic dancer who has a secret to tell. The scenes allude to several equally mysterious action sequences where the female protagonist is involved with unknown men taking advantage of her.
The sympathetic male protagonist is there to spiritually support and provide an opportunity for confession. However, much of the films interpretation is left up to the viewer. While there are intermediate moments where the scenes shift to another flawlessly, the underlying tale is cohesively revealed from engaging cinematic perspectives. The Days God Slept is an impressively calculated short film where much of the film’s narrative is its attractive cinematography, resulting imagery, and dramatic tone.
Visually impressive flick.
Jeremiah Kipp’s The Days God Slept stars Lauren Fox, Malcolm Madera and Lukas Hassel.
Directed by Jeremiah Kipp
Written by Joe Fiorillo
Produced by Joe Fiorillo and Lauren Rayner
Director of Photography: Dominick Sivilli
Production Design: Kimberly Matela
Supervising Editor: Patrick McGowan
Edited by: Anthony Moran
Music by Harry Manfredini
Sound Design Roman Chimienti
Jeremiah Kipp’s directing credits include THE SADIST starring Tom Savini, THE POD starring Larry Fessenden, CONTACT (commissioned by Sinister Six annual screening series), THE DAYS GOD SLEPT, CRESTFALLEN, THE CHRISTMAS PARTY (Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand), EASY PREY (commissioned by NYC’s annual VisionFest), DROOL (commissioned by Mandragoras Art Space), SNAPSHOT and THE APARTMENT (commissioned by Canon to premiere their XL2 at DV Expo 2004). Producing credits include the feature films SATAN HATES YOU (created by Glass Eye Pix, starring Angus Scrimm, Michael Berryman and Reggie Bannister), GOD’S LAND, LET’S PLAY, IN MONTAUK, THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE and THE BED-THING (directed by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Matt Zoller Seitz). Assistant director credits include I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan, SOMEWHERE TONIGHT starring John Turturro, ONE NIGHT starring Melissa Leo, and the Sundance Award-winning MAN (dir: Myna Joseph).
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