Prolific director Matt Kravitsky (“Innosense (Short)”, “Linkin Park: In The End (Short)”) was kind enough to send us his latest short movie, The Chrysalis, for review.
Made for just $12,000, Kravitsky uses his budget well though doesn’t stop short of being ambitious in his storytelling either.
It’s a cold, affair with a killer soundtrack, and, whilst well directed, it does lose focus in the latter third and tend to jump around a little too much, but The Chrysalis is a very good calling card for this writer and director.
Starring Maggie Wetzel (“Dog People (TV)”, “The Recipe”) and Nicole Paige Chaffin (“Aquaculture (Short)”) as two sisters on their way to Canada for a bonding session, The Chrysalis is part mystery, part thriller with a healthy dose of who-do-you-trust thrown in.
On the cold, snowy road to Canada, the sisters end up with a flat tire and no tool to change to the spare. So they decide to walk and try to find shelter, coming upon a monolithic building in the middle of nowhere, they decide it’s better than freezing to death outside.
The building seems to be an abandoned theatre, complete with dressing up clothes, pretzel cart, even some abandoned vehicles. It also looks like they aren’t the only ones there.