Filmmaker Garret Lee Browning and actress/executive producer Susan M. Martin brings a different type of short to the table with Willow Falls.
By Adam Holtzapfel
Willow Falls tells the story of Jenny who returns home to check on her mother. What we encounter is a short film that has the tone of films like The Wicker Man. We see a flashback of an event that occurred between Jenny and her brother. We see Jenny reunited with the family, will she survive her return to Willow Falls?
Willow Falls had played in the Ohio block of Nightmares Film Festival in October. Filmed in Delaware, OH the setting adds to the tone of the story. Starring Susan Adriensen, Jeff Potts, Bruce Jacklin, Audrey Stoneberg, Johanna McGinley, and Susan M. Martin the cast works well together to make the story believable. What also works is the acting, Browning’s eye as a director, and the pacing (the film clocks in at 9 minutes and 33 seconds). I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for this team.
I recommend this for anyone that is a fan of films with religious undertones. If you have a chance, do not miss out on this one! I give it 4 out of 5 upside down crosses.