02 April, 2012

Short Take: "4:00 AM" - the best short from the Atlanta Film Festival

Over the course of the 10-day Atlanta Film Festival, I saw over a dozen short films. The entire collection was impressive; some displayed skill and polish, some showcased a lot of ingenuity. A few showcased both. "A Chjàna (The Plain)," "Narcocorrido" and "4:00 AM" were the short films I found to be exceptional.

One film in particular kept playing over in my mind long after seeing it, Chris Tsambis' "4:00 AM." This was the world premiere for the film, and apparently, it is still so fresh that it is yet to be posted on IMDB. The film relies on some tricky and exciting editing to tell the story of a late night (early morning, rather) radio DJ who receives a bizarre phone call from a listener. I don't want to tell you much more about it, but I am dying for more people to see this.

Maybe it will be posted online? Maybe it will surface at more festivals and I can alert you about where to see it? Maybe I'll track down Mr. Tsambis to pick his brain on his creation? We'll see. I just wanted to get the word out. Thanks Doobious.org.


  1. I'm glad to read this! I too, think this was a real stand-out at the festival.