Meticulously adapted from David Morrell’s novel First Blood, Flooding with Love for the Kid is a one-man cinematic war. Shot entirely for $96 in a 220 square feet apartment in Manhattan, it was directed, filmed, acted and edited by one man. Zachary Oberzan, performing all two dozen characters himself, has created a monumental testament to the ingenuity and triumphant spirit of the lone artist with no resources. This film asks the questions, “What do you need to make a good film? How much money, how many actors, how much space?” Completely transgressive yet action-packed and heart-breaking, the movie destroys all previous notions of low-budget filmmaking with a determination lifted from Rambo’s own infuriated rampage.
UK, 2010. Dir.: Victoria Mather. Scr.: Orhan Boztas, Victoria Mather. Cast: Drew Caiden, Haruka Abe, Gareth Brierley, Nadia Morgan. Color. 12 mins. http://stanleypicklemovie.com/
Stanley never goes outside. He likes to play with his clockwork toys and every night his mother kisses him goodnight. Stanley is twenty. The trouble is that Stanley thinks this is all quite normal, until an encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down…