This Must Be The Only Fantasy

Director: Todd Cole
Writers: Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski
Producer: The Creators Project
Original score: Beach House
Starring: Sidney Williams, Guinevere Van Seenus, Elijah Wood

A teenager, let down by someone who was supposed to be taking part in a RPG with her and her friends, moves between the real world in her suburban neighbourhood and a dark, high fantasy world.

This Must Be The Only Fantasy is the third short film collaboration between Rodarte fashion house and director Todd Cole. It was inspired by Rodarte’s spring/summer 2013 collection third collaboration, and takes influence from fashion, fantasy, video games and RPGs. There’s a nice behind the scenes video which goes into more detail about the shoot.

Although it’s definitely more a visually led fantasy than a story led one, this is a nice short film and I love the style of it, the soundtrack, and the FX. The main actor, Sidney Williams, is great in this, and I’d like to see her in more. It’s also fantastic to see Elijah Wood – fantasy icon that he is – in a short film like this.

Speaking of Elijah Wood, I saw his latest film Set Fire to the Stars at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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