Saturday, 29 October 2011

Review: Hit Girls

Starring: Rosie Fellner, Gillian MacGregor and Joey Ansah
Written by: Gillian MacGregor
Directed by:Adrian Vitoria

The premise of Hit Girls is two femme fatales that share an apartment together and seem to have issues with keeping their other halves alive.  A potentially jealous, trained killer is not always easy to live with.

The short opens with a truly sumptuous view of London and one of our heroines, Rosie Fellner, stretching on the balcony to her beautifully lit back drop.  This is intercut with short, sharp bursts of a couple in grainy black and white in the beginning stages of a hot and passionate night. 

Gillian MacGregor is our other beautiful assassin, bringing home her night's catch with Rosie watching on through the building's intercom.  Both our leading ladies drip sex appeal right off the screen making it easy to believe they could get most anyone they wanted, which for the way they work is essential. You can sense Rosie's already not happy about the way this night is turning out.  Although her emotions towards this might run deeper than her housemate simply getting luckier than her. 

A darkly comic tale about how friendship can rise above anything, even killing your friend's new boyfriend.  The two women of the piece bounce off each other well building up the long term friendship and history between them in a short space of time.  It was important they managed this for the ending to work.  The director has made the most of using limited locations and minimal budget, bringing a look that could rival most British cinema.  I think we have a small array of future talent emerging all round here.  Don't be surprised if everyone involved moves onto bigger and better things.

They have created some superb set pieces, including a intelligently choreographed fight scene (far from your usual cat fights that women on screen have), even to Gillian hilariously masturbating the corpse of her newly dead beau.  

I recommend sparing a few minutes to watch this as it's a fine example of home grown talent and what you can do with the desire to get something made.  I look forward to seeing these guys lighting up the big screens soon.

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