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Short Film: “Wanting Alex” by Chris Akers

May 9th, 2011

There’s nothing really distinctive about this short film, but it excels at entertaining and being moderately funny. Besides the unrealistic nature of finding a $900 per month, two bedroom triplex within walking distance of the Grove, there were plenty of moments in the film that rang true.

Directed by Chris Akers, the film stars John Forest, Wesley Stiller and Katharine Brandt as Alex. Forest, in particular, is excellent as the beleaguered everyman with the occasional Zach Morris ability to speak to the camera. Enjoy if you’ve got 20 minutes to spare.

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Wanting Alex from Chris Akers on Vimeo.

Directed by Chris Akers, WANTING ALEX is a short film that explores the awkward and sometimes comical anguish of enduring a friendship that you know should be so much more. Through hilarious flashbacks and first person commentary, we journey with our hero, Pete, as he navigates one of the most fundamental human emotions: desire. With self-deprecating humor and insightful rants on what it means to be “right” for someone, Pete represents the hopeless romantic and lovable loser in all of us.

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