Beauty and Melancholy in Eamonn O’Neill’s Short Film ‘Left’

Left by Eamonn ONeill

Last week RCA graduate and Studio AKA director Eamonn O’Neill released his graduate film Left online. For those of you who have seen his previous BAFTA-nominated short I’m Fine Thanks (which we featured here) you’ll know how hotly anticipated this release is and I’m happy to report that it doesn’t disappoint.

Left by Eamonn ONeill

A gritty coming-of-age tale, Left explores what happens when two friends get older and start to drift apart. Its beautiful imagery and sporadic dialogue is perfectly balanced and the script’s honesty and rawness leads to a feeling of melancholy that lasts well after the credits have rolled. I love the simplicity of Eamonn’s character designs and the film’s delicate pacing is just perfect. You can check it out below and see what you think:

More work from Eamonn can be seen on his website here.

April 29, 2014 / By