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Rating: 8 stars

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Seen on: 02/13/2020

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The Candidate (2011)

Directed by David Karlak

Mystery | Short | Science Fiction

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Length 19 minutes

Actors

Robert Picardo | Tom Gulager | Thomas F. Duffy | Vyto Ruginis | John Gulager | Diane Ayala Goldner | William Morse | P. J. Byrne | Meghan Markle

Viewing Notes

I believe it was Brad Henderson that blurbed this on Twitter and I thought I had seen it b/c it seemed familiar (as though I caught it a film fest). However upon checking it out on Vimeo I was mistaken altho this very much feels like a short film that would’ve played at some fest back in 2011.

It’s written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton of The Collector/SAW fame. Quite effective and funny. Def not a comedy but could make a case for a dark comedy the way it plays out. Really dig this one and would include it in a movie night shorts package. Also neat to the Duchess of Sussex in a supporting role! When she appears I’m like “nah that can’t be Meghan Markle???” Small part but she’s good. I wish she had done more genre work. She is quite stunning even as an everyday type of character here (secretary/assistant).

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