RESET follows the life of Jaywon, a 12 year-old boy who recently moved after the death of his father. While his newly single mother tries to maintain a household and comfort a grieving son,...
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RESET follows the life of Jaywon, a 12 year-old boy who recently moved after the death of his father. While his newly single mother tries to maintain a household and comfort a grieving son, Jaywon struggles with missing his father and moving into a new neighborhood. After the usual bullying at school goes too far, Jaywon happens on a mysterious device that may change his life forever.Written by
This film took home several awards at the festival including the Audience Choice Award for Shorts, Best Florida Film, Best Short Film Director and Best Effects. It's the sad story of a teen whose father was lost while serving in the military abroad. He's also in a brand new school and is being bullied. However, his problems might be coming to an end when he discovers a strange device that looks like a metal ball. He has no idea what it is and accidentally learns that it can briefly reverse time...but only the immediate past. For a while, this device serves him very well but the ending is quite tragic. It's a great film is just about every way and Smith is very accomplished considering he's only made a few shorts before this one. The night I saw it, however, the theater was packed because so many of the teens who appeared in the film as extras as well as in many of the leading roles came to see it since it was a local production. They also brought their family and friends...all of which burst into huge rounds of applause when the short concluded. The applause was practically deafening and I could see how it received the Audience Choice Award!
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