SHARE FOR ME – A Review by Jenn Rohm

SHARE FOR ME – A Review by Jenn Rohm

The Dallas International Film Festival 2023 has many entries being shared with the viewing public.  Some of the films are short films.  One of the challenges taken on in producing a short is providing a full-filling story in the time allowed.

Alexander Georges has written and directed Share for Me.  In under 14 minutes, we follow along with Ares (Evan George Vourazeris) and his father Spiros (Apollo Dukakis) for part of a day.  Neither of them is happy with their current life as they can no longer live together.  Spiros is lonely by himself; his wife has passed away and neither of his sons lives with him.  Ares now lives in a home that provides the additional care he needs as a person with Down Syndrome.  All the while worrying about who is looking out for his father that has diabetes.  

Those who watch the Netflix series Ozark will be familiar with Vourazeris, who is cast as Tuck.  What may not be known is the outreach this young talent is providing as a disability advocate and motivational speaker.  His primary focus in his appearances covers bullying, cyberbullying, and empowerment.

Casting choices were made through partnerships with Easterseals and Pacific Arts Studio West.  This allowed for the visibility of actors that tend to be overlooked.  Having a warm heartfelt story that provides an opportunity to showcase their talent and represent their truth added to my enjoyment of the piece.  

 

Written and Directed by Alexander Georges

Cast: Apollo Dukakis, Evan George Vourazeris, Willis Turner

MPAA Rating: not yet rated.

Selig Rating: 3 Stars

Runtime: 13 min 39 sec

Short film entry at Dallas Independent Film Festival 2023

 

The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.

4 Stars – Good movie

3 Stars – OK movie

2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.

1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.

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