Movies Galore takes a look at director Wayne Pombert’s short film “Vessel” from 2015!

Written by David Strege

Vessel

Brought To Us by WPII Productions In association with Forget Ellis Team  Phoenix Productions and September Sons Films is a film directed by Wayne Pombert II That I had seen at the Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Festival in it’s first year and I am sorry that I am just getting to it now but I have been so backlogged with writing up older films as well as newer films that I am back logging for I have films that I have picked up that I have had for several years and I for the most part and a one-man band so getting to review all of these films on time isn’t always something that I can accomplish but better late than never.

The film begins with  a few images of a patient with a blindfold and what looks like some kind of a relationship between Sandra and her lover before it seems that she has ended up in a mental institute.  What I saw that at first was her lover is actually an entirely separate entity that has entered into her spirit and has been plaguing her for sometime.

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from what I gather Her mental state is up for evaluation with her doctor so as she is being Told about her treatment and how it is going while we realize that her actual body is elsewhere while I believe that she is dreaming about what is to come or what has happened.   The way that this spell misspelled is kind of grind-house and experimental which is very in, the only fault that I can see or suggest is that the way that it is projected that Sandra is speaking to her demon who goes by the name of Edmond is that things that he says and things that she says back are repeated I almost wonder how it would have looked if or sounded like there was more of an echo instead of a repeat of things said.

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That being said I think that actress Anastasia Edwards and actor Guy Mayfield portrayed  their performances really well, for what you thought was a dream ended up a reality for you could definitely see where the director was going with this that she was trying to fight her demon for her sanity.  I’ve always somewhat enjoyed films that don’t leave you satisfied and leave me wanting more and that’s what the film did. I was entertained and I love that I was able to watch it again to see it up close when you’re watching like maybe 10 short films in a block set it’s hard to remember all that goes on in every single film.

If this sounds like a film that you would definitely enjoy then I suggest that you seek it out if you can from the director I’m sure he wouldn’t mind sharing because that’s exactly what every director wants.  No matter how much you do not like reviews of films weather you get a good review or a bad review there will always be a response. I for one would like to see more from this particular Story down the road, I mean I wouldn’t mind.

Here is the trailer:

Starring Anastasia Edwards as Sandra, Guy Mayfield as Edmund (as Guy W J Mayfield), Keith Kelly as Dr. Thompson, Frank S. Weber as Male Nurse 2, Tiffany Jasinski as Nurse 1, Catherine Dickson as Lead Nurse, Larry Biela as Male Nurse 1.

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