"it's captivating and keeps your attention throughout"

Reviewing a short film is no easy task, it's a challenge because on one hand you want to give your honest thoughts without saying too much, but at the same time you don't want to say too little giving the impression that there is nothing to talk about. It's a fine line and a challenge that I'll rise to. Generally I'd say seeing this film fresh with no idea what's in store is the best way to watch it, since the title gives nothing away.

Here we have Darren James King's latest offering Yellow, a beautifully shot and wonderfully acted 12 minute film that sets out to be harrowing and thrilling from the outset, and it doesn't disappoint. It's evenly paced and from the opening shot with Cameron Bell's Caisson talking to his budgie, you can tell something is not quite right, giving off strong Dahmer vibes.

The film kicks into gear when Caisson has a visitor, played beautifully by Ayvianna Snow, the vibe of her character is that of a fun loving, out going young woman who is there for a good time, to say much more about the plot would be a disservice to the film, so instead I'll focus on the eerie atmosphere created in the film; it's captivating and keeps your attention throughout.

Telling a full story in a small amount of time is no easy task, but it's a task that King excels at, he and his creative team have crafted a film that is thought provoking and poignant, whilst also being tastefully shot. Essentially a two hander, Ayvianna and Cameron work well together, Yellow is a well told story that will stick with you long after the credits roll.