Watch Now - "Karim"

by Sergio
May 21, 2011 2:39 AM
27 Comments
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Here's the excellent and powerful short film Karim , written and directed by Carl Seaton (One Week). The silent film, though shot over two days, earlier this year, in L.A., was made as a response to the violent summer that Chicago experienced last year, and which had a profound effect on Seaton, a Chicago native.

In the film, which was shot with a Canon 7D for all you techno geeks out there, (I'm an Arriflex 35MM man myself); Seaton said that he: "wanted to shoot something without depending on dialogue as well as make the audience redirect their sympathies from prey to predator. "

Please tell us what you think about the film.

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27 Comments

  • Rated B Surah | July 14, 2011 3:55 AMReply

    Tight !!

  • Sherita | June 20, 2011 4:12 AMReply

    What a powerful piece of work without the use of dialogue. It was very engaging, and it took a turn that I was not expecting. The music set the tone, and the acting was superb. You are extremely talented Carl, and I look forward to viewing any project with your name attached to it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tanjareen | June 14, 2011 3:42 AMReply

    Wow, this had my heart beating fast the whole time! What a disturbing yet powerful piece! Beautifully shot & scored too. Props to Carl and all my homies in the cast (Fred, Eddie, Kenny, & Hadrian). GREAT work!

    Tanjareen
    --The Celibate Nympho

  • Denise Jaxon | June 11, 2011 9:39 AMReply

    Superb, on so many levels. Great production value. Impactful and engaging content. Two thumbs up!

    (Does Eddie show up again at the end, after his character shot himself in the park, what's up with that?)

  • Charles Hemphill Jr, | June 9, 2011 2:54 AMReply

    This story puts alot on one's mind; there are many who probably feel like doing the same thing. Good Work Carl. Great balance between film and music. Good to hear from you and Kenny.

  • CNOTE EAST SAINT LOUIS, IL | June 4, 2011 10:22 AMReply

    Change the name will get back at with u with 1

  • Suzanne | June 4, 2011 9:47 AMReply

    AMAZING......that's the best adjective I can find right now. Congrats Carl, excellent work by you and Fred, Hadrian, Kevin & Eddie, as well as the other actors. Thanks for sharing, SO proud of you!! BTW, soundtrack is incredible!

  • Mateen Kemet | June 1, 2011 12:16 PMReply

    Excellent story telling! No dialogue made it so much more powerful. Great acting, nicely paced, wonderful imagery --you are an excellent director my friend.

    Sundance?

  • Lorell Jones | May 31, 2011 5:20 AMReply

    Amazing! Great editing, great story, great acting, I look forward to much more from you...and so it is.

  • RANDY OUTLAW | May 31, 2011 4:13 AMReply

    WOW VERY POWERFUL,EXTREMELY WELL PUT TOGETHER,12 MINUTES CAN CHANGE ALOT OF THINGS IN ALOT OF PEOPLE !!!GOD BLESS!

  • Carl Gilliard | May 24, 2011 7:43 AMReply

    awesome work Seaton.......awesome.

  • Diallo Massey | May 24, 2011 7:11 AMReply

    POWERFUL!!! Violence is a vicious circle...and begets more of the same. Wonderful!!!

  • Ivonnah | May 24, 2011 6:15 AMReply

    Great job!!

  • dedication21 | May 23, 2011 6:15 AMReply

    Important work here and well done.

  • mlm | May 23, 2011 1:00 AMReply

    very cute! i like how he did the credits too. eddie goines think i've seen him in a few things

  • Gina | May 22, 2011 12:08 PMReply

    This was heavy! Great work!

  • Carla | May 22, 2011 11:47 AMReply

    Luv it! That 12 mins. wore me out!

  • Yoshi | May 22, 2011 11:40 AMReply

    I was definitely moved by the film!! Definitely hope to see more of his work soon.

  • Jodi | May 22, 2011 9:33 AMReply

    Brilliant! By far THE BEST short I have seen! Job well done!

  • lee | May 22, 2011 8:47 AMReply

    Superb! One of the best short films I have seen in quite awhile

  • Deri Tyton | May 22, 2011 4:48 AMReply

    Amazing... def. need to be shown to youth around the country.... Powerful...

  • ChocolateOrchid | May 22, 2011 4:09 AMReply

    Damn. That was heavy.
    Great job!! Can't imagine this film with words. The silence gave it more weight.

  • Robert Williams | May 22, 2011 3:45 AMReply

    Very Powerful. Well done.

  • Amilcar | May 21, 2011 11:04 AMReply

    brilliant

  • CHJ | May 21, 2011 9:00 AMReply

    Fantastic!! I'm taken aback by the briliance of the film in only 12 short minutes! Wow!

  • Misha Turner | May 21, 2011 8:03 AMReply

    Powerful....Well shot... Make more!

  • Darkan | May 21, 2011 7:10 AMReply

    Absolutely astonishing! Great job Carl! God Bless you on this and your future endeavors!

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