Today’s video is a short subject film written and directed by Jake Thomas called “One on One”. In it, a runaway teenager named Sarah encounters encounters a persistent newspaper reporter named Clark Kent in a Metropolis park.  He won’t leave her alone until she agrees to an interview for his newspaper column. Ten questions — that’s all he asks. In their moments together, the fragments of her tragic life emerge, but her anger towards superheroes and Superman himself explodes in full force. If he is so great and so powerful, why is the world such a horrible place? Why doesn’t he do something about it?

Jake says he shot the film using Canon DSLR cameras, a Zoom H4N recorder, shotgun mic and portable mixer. Erin Brown plays the runaway Sarah, John Nagle does a very credible Clark Kent.  Thomas’ film really gets to the core of what makes Superman who he is.  It’s not about the powers.  It’s about who you are inside and your connection to others, and Thomas nails it.

This is possibly the best short form Superman film we’ve ever seen.


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