Short Film Mondays – Wink by Shanee Edwards

This month Short Film Mondays will be returning to its original format; where the short film is actually available for you to watch, and then you have my thoughts tapped out below as per normal. So without further ado, here is Wink by Shanee Edwards:

From here onwards there will be spoilers:

First of all I really like Jules Willcox here; she’s a lot of fun and I found her to be really entertaining throughout. She doesn’t overdo the role, and manages to convey the disturbing nature of her character whilst staying (to some degree) relatable. In fact I’m going to put her on my ‘people to watch’ list, I think there is some real potential here! Tanc Sade on the other hand does a good job generally but I found that his delivery of a couple of lines of dialogue didn’t sit quite right for me. They felt a little forced and unnatural. Still, the pair together make an interesting duo who are easily capable ofย  involving us throughout the course of this short.

I also really like the concept behind this story, even if it could have benefited from a little more development. I think that the idea of sticking these two people together in such a situation works perfectly for the medium; it is simplistic enough to not feel like a feature film that is trying to cram itself into under ten minutes, but there are enough areas of conflict and personality to explore within the available time. That being said, I think that the film could have raised the tension somewhat, there’s a lot of exposition being fed to us here, and although it is entertaining it could have been trimmed down and the stakes could have been raised in some way.

Overall though I enjoyed my time with this short; the concept was neat, the story was interesting, and I’ve found myself a new actress to look out for in the future! I also felt the desire to re-watch this several times over which is always nice.

Let me know what you think below by leaving me a comment!


  1. Interesting short film, I didn’t love it but I enjoyed it. Nice review.

    1. Yeah I was pretty much the same, thanks man ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. The first few shot made it look like porn. Or is it just me being a perverse panda again?

    1. I didn’t think that myself I’ll be honest! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I think the review is spot on. The story is interesting and certainly timely. Jules Willcox absolutely carries every moment.

    I’m not an actor or experienced critic but I see enough movies to be able to tell when someone looks like they are *acting a character* and when someone is *being the character*. Jules did a good job of *being* and Tanc did a decent job of *acting*.

    1. Thank you for stopping by!
      I’m glad that you agree about the actors – nothing really against Tank here, but Jules was really great in her role. Have you seen her in anything else?

  4. Natalie P · · Reply

    Interesting review. I liked the film and would have to agree with your comments about some of Sade’s lines, they felt a bit stilted to me.
    It’s nice to able to watch the short film you are talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Natalie!
      Yeah I do hope to return to this format as much as I can in the future. The problem is that a lot of the films that I’ve reviewed recently aren’t publicly available yet!

  5. Thanks for watching and commenting!

    1. No problem at all – thanks for getting in touch!

  6. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    1. Cheers! I’ll head over to your site now ๐Ÿ˜€

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