Nicky, Luca Donnelly (“Jumpers for Goalposts (Short)”, “Dead Boys (Short)”), waits anxiously with his friend Jay, Danny Roberts (“Dead Boys (Short)”, “Kate & Jake”).
Nicky paces up and down, smoking, or trying, a cigarette. Jay looks on, amused at his friends obvious discomfort and the pair engage in some banter.
Nicky is waiting for George, Jake Hagan (“Kate & Jake”, “The Responder (TV)”), with the real intention of getting involved in a fight with him. He’s had enough of George always taking the mick and giving him a hard time for reasons he doesn’t even know.
But Nicky is nervous, obviously so, and gets wound up when Jay points out it’s obvious he’s never been in a fight before, despite Nicky’s attempt to say otherwise.
And then, the moment arrives, George walks onto the scene. Except, George has other ideas about this meeting, ideas that take everyone by surprise.
The Fight is written and directed by Thomas Elliott Griffiths who regular readers will know has sent us quite a few of his short movies to date.
This is possibly the shortest of shorts, coming in at just under five minutes. Whilst the idea is noble, you’ll have to watch for yourself to get what that is else I’d be giving too much away, it does feel rather ‘utopian’, I mean, a utopia that I think the majority of us would wish for, but I’m not sure I’m convinced that’s how the situation would pan out in real life.
That said, the message is sound, it’s good to talk, of course it is, we even know it’s good for your health now. There’s also something infinitely watchable about Griffiths’ directing and use of locations and he always seems to get a good performance from his cast.