It’s strange how you can see a film and be so impressed and then forget about it for 2 years. I remember coming back from the London International Animation Festival in 2008 and desperately searching the internet for Stand Up by Joseph Pierce and then being bitterly disappointed that I couldn’t find it. It was one of the best short films I had seen that year and one that has stuck in my head ever since. Watching it again, I was somewhat anxious in case I had been slightly misled by my memories of this film. I’m glad to say I wasn’t! Stand Up is an outstanding piece of filmmaking, fresh and playful in style, whilst funny, yet uncomfortable in narrative, it’s a short I could watch over and over again.
Demonstrator in Online Journalism at Bournemouth University by day and obsessive independent film fan by night. DN is the perfect outlet for these two worlds to combine. Twitter: @kung_fuelvis