Jan 23, 2013

Sundance 2013 Shorts - The Roper

The Roper is a fantastically directed, thoughtful little slice of life documentary following the life of a Louisiana based cowboy called Kendrick and his struggle to follow his dreams while overcoming adversity. Directed by Ewan McNicol & Anna Sandilands, the mini doc manages to be a well rounded experience in under six minutes, offering an intimate portrait of a man with a humble heart and great ambitions, with interesting stylistic choices made in regards to sound and cinematography.

The final product nearly blurred the line between documentary and short film thanks to it's great presentation, and it simply left me wanting more. Here's to hoping that this might just be a proof of concept for a full length documentary.

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