Some of our media coverage:
“A three-part journey into a moody post college grad’s head space. Each part represents a different tone and employs a different visual style. Although at times it’s dragged down by a compulsive verbosity, this is an excellent first film in which both character and plot are explored through evocative compositions, lighting, and editing. This is what I mean about filmmakers having the courage to venture forth into unknown narrative waters without clinging to the life preservers of contrived plot twists and quirky dialogue. Other Months is the type of film that makes SXSW special in that such an exploratory film without stars is programmed in a very selective category. If only there were more such courageous young filmmakers as well as more festival programmers who were as equally bold. I can’t wait to see Singer’s next film.”
-Mike S. Ryan, Hammer to Nail
“Other Months works as a poetic character study that visualizes Nash’s prolonged existential quagmire…The title of Singer’s debut feature is incredibly fitting, as he chooses random moments (the “other months”) in Nash’s life, while purposefully avoiding what we might expect to be the milestone dramatic moments.
-Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit
“There’s a naturalism to the direction that makes it all seem real…It’s a noble first effort from Singer, who brings out a solid performance from Bonewitz, who shows a great deal of promise. He takes his role and puts everything he has into it. I was impressed.
-Will Oliver, Monday Morning Matinee
“One [sequence] in particular stands out, referred to by the film’s composer as ‘a symphony of urban isolation.’ Bonewitz’s bravery here recalls the meltdown Martin Sheen underwent for the opening of Apocalypse Now…The possibilities are practically endless for the exhilaratingly talented [cinematographer] Zweifach.”
-David Hudson, Fandor
“This short film, screened with The Sound of Small Things, is a lone wolf story presented in a series of cinematic sketches illustrating a day in the life of a young plumber. Opening with a dark and surreal sex scene, we follow the main character’s search for human connection on the most basic level. Sex permeates the 11-minute film, from the thumping sounds our character hears above the basement floor while fixing a pipe, to the blowjob he receives in an alley outside of a booming nightclub. The highlight of the short is the beautifully-shot nightclub scene, reminiscent of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, featuring a song by electro giant Deadmau5—the divide between character and audience disappears as both are enveloped in sound and color. The final scene ends with a real “WTF” moment involving a dripping-wet dead rabbit, wrapping up a skillfully-crafted film that speaks to the animalistic side in all of us. February is the first part of Singer’s Other Months series—keep an eye out for July and November.
5 of 5 stars.”
-Cody Kirkland, SLUGmag