Drive Me to the End’s quest to communicate the need for acceptance and normalization is inspiring. While we strive for a better world, it is important to take a step back and laugh together; that is precisely what this film does best.
A feel-good, end of summer experience that will warm your heart and have you yearn for the days where you could just hit the road and drop all your problems; no social media and still entirely possible to just disappear for a while.
It’s dry, dark, and wicked fun; perhaps the perfect antithesis to a dull summer blockbuster season.
Because the nature of these films is often distant from the, arguably, “traditional” sense of cinema (classical Hollywood cinema, or CHH), viewership can be challenging, and sometimes even isolating.
‘Nox’ doesn’t suffer from this symptom plaguing the indie film scene, balancing both style and substance to near perfection.
Tom was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer some more interview questions. He talks independent filmmaking and how much he admires Will Forget, both as a person, and as a gifted actor.
For one, this film will resonate with independent filmmakers, and even with cinephiles, who understand the challenges that one faces when making a movie—regardless of budget, length, or location. Once you familiarize yourself with the quirky nature of the line delivery and subtle touches of light comedy, there’s so much to love about this 12 minute short.
The look and feel of the 80s, or at least what we’ve come to expect from the retro-aesthetic, is fully realized by the cinematography from Brain Morgan and the production design. On the topic of costumes, ‘Italian Turtles’, and more specifically, Mary Ortega, avoids the common exaggeration-overly expressive outfits-in favor of simplicity.