Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed (2023)

Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed (2023)

Short films, or shorts as we call them, make excellent media for theatrical presentations. The recent Canadian short Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed – which is kind of a long name for an Indie short – shows this to be the case.

Produced and directed by Greg The Green, Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed is based on the play of the same name by Don Nigro and presents the encounter of a young woman, Millie, with the “invisible man” – a masked man whose character is seemingly symbolic rather than that of a palpable human. The invisible man makes Millie see beyond the obvious in an exchange that strikes some parallels with the meetings, particularly the third one, between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs).

While the character of the invisible man at once brings to mind Wells’ classic novel and its eponymous character, Greg The Green makes his production more of an awakening-themed story about a young woman who may be in a dream or talking to the personification of her subconscious, if not to the secret fantasy of an abstract male presence in her privacy. There is plenty of room for the audience’s imagination to fill with meanings and questions.

The acting in this short is above average. Sarah Dugdale as Millie proves her expressive talent. Greg The Green as the masked invisible man does a fair job. The dialogue is just fine, though could be better, particularly if a little less overdone in some lines. The real strength of the presentation is the sound with its effect made pronounced by the theatrical setting and silence as the auditory background.

Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed runs 28 minutes and for now is available for free streaming on YouTube. It’s unrated but owing to some adult language, this reviewer recommends it for adult audiences.

IMDb page: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt28699296/


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