This week saw the pub­lic release of the short film Overlapping Scenarios on Vimeo. I wrote and co-pro­duced this 25-min­ute effort, in which I and direc­tor Eduardo Miyar tried to com­bine old-fash­ioned sto­ry­telling val­ues with a kind of post­mod­ern play­ful­ness as well as nods to The Twilight Zone and Videodrome. I’m proud of the results and am try­ing to get it out to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. I sent it to a few online review out­lets and am glad to note that the respon­se has been pret­ty pos­i­tive. Check out the fol­low­ing roundup of O.S. Posterreviews for more…

Nathaniel Thompson at Mondo Digital had this to say: “an unset­tling and spook­i­ly open-end­ed gen­re smörgås­bord that leaves a creepy chill after the clos­ing cred­its roll”

William WO.S.-01ilson at Video Junkie offers the fol­low­ing thoughts: “Cleverly plays with some of the clich­es we see in gen­re cin­e­ma and tricks the view­er on sev­er­al occa­sions.”

Ian Jane at Rock! Shock! Pop! dished out the fol­low­ing opin­ion: “Twenty-five min­utes of good sus­pense… kind of remind­ed me of a TWILIGHT ZONE episode.”

We also got a men­tion by Chris Poggiali at Temple Of Schlock, who was kind enough to repost the film and men­tion the good dig­i­tal ink we got at Mondo Digital. You can check out his post by click­ing here.

While I’m writ­ing this, I’d like to offer any­one inter­est­ed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to check out Overlapping Scenarios with­out leav­ing this page. If you want to sam­ple the expe­ri­ence before div­ing into the full sto­ry, here is our trail­er:

Overlapping Scenarios — Trailer from Hodge Podge Productions on Vimeo.

And here is the full film:

Overlapping Scenarios from Hodge Podge Productions on Vimeo.

If you like what you see, please feel free to share the film wherever you like: both the trail­er and the film are host­ed at Vimeo and they offer easy shar­ing options for email and a vari­ety of social net­work plat­forms. Like I said before, we’re try­ing to get this to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble: it’s a non-prof­it ven­ture that we’re putting out there as a call­ing card and the one real reward we get is for peo­ple to see it. If you like what you see, please give it a share — it will earn you the eter­nal appre­ci­a­tion of Schlockmania.