Movies Galore takes a look at director Wayne Pombert II’s short film “Forever Veranda” from 2017!

Written by David Strege

Forever Veranda

Brought To Us by Electric Sunset Media in association with Forget Ellis and WPII Productions director  Wayne Pombert II who brought us the short film Vessel which I had said that I had seen at the Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Festival and well I am following this filmmakers career just to see what more he has in store for us.

So in the beginning of the film we have a narration of events that have placed Jared in a place stuck in time with a young woman named Beth which he had met at one point in time in the past at their favorite coffee place.  After finishing the film I had a thought that maybe Jared had a moment of relapse in judgement in a sense that he had sold his soul at a Crossroads demon for his destiny…

And as the film went on Beth played by actress Amanda Raudabaugh began to speak about how Jared played by Chris Holder had had the chance to free her from her prison but instead as Jared didn’t want to lose her somehow got trapped in the same place that Beth has been.   There is talk about never having brought anyone over to the other side before and I don’t want to say too much but it appears that Jared has no control in the world that he has been brought to and he is not alone in this prison that he has been brought to. I don’t think anyone really expects to be trapped forever in a place wrapped up in time and in the past with an uncertain future even if it is with the person we fall in love with…



Let me Begin by saying that this film was definitely weird and in a sense this also had a theme of possession more in the sense of obsession then it was possession although it did appear to have something to do with the soul being lost…  there is a Darkness along with a magical quality in this film beyond the obvious Vanilla Sky vibe that I’ve been getting… I like that Anastasia Edwards has returned even if in a small miniscule way for I did enjoy her performance in the previous short film.  No Chris Holder was definitely more of the face and a voice so I think that there was more acting involved with Amanda’s character Beth but I think that both characters were portrayed the way that they were supposed to be in they definitely both got enough screen time and I love the way that there are several different worlds that were portrayed meaning worlds within worlds towards the end not that I want to speak of the end too much but there were three worlds his,  hers and whoever’s world she had already locked up…

If this film sounds like something that you would definitely watch then I suggest that you seek the film out, I believe that this film is still circulating the festival circuit at this point in time  so I think you can still catch it but I was very much entertained with this short film in fact I do believe that this film was better than Vessel not that I’m saying that I didn’t enjoy the film I think the quality of the film is definitely a little bit more visual but I think that this will be an audience lover as well.

Here is the trailer:

Starring Amanda Raudabaugh as Beth, Chris Holder as Jared, Anastasia Edwards as Bride, Holly Gabriel as Woman in the cafe, Julie Evans as Barista.

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