Old Flame – A Super 8 Story
Genre: Drama / Art House
Boy meets girl and they fall in love. Cameron feels he’s met the love of his life
until Amelia breaks his heart. Unable to let go and move on, he finds solace in a
bottle, drowning in a sea of memories. As he drifts towards rock bottom, he has an
epiphany in a drunken dream – holding on hurts more than letting go.
A film by Spencer Hetherington & Jesse Ricottone.
“There is something about Super 8mm film that is inherently nostalgic; imperfect and grainy, almost like watching memories played back. Spencer Hetherington and Jesse Ricottone explore this idea with great efficacy in their experimental short Old Flame – A Super 8 Story. Told through silent, surrealist vignettes, a young man learns the hard truth that holding onto an old flame hurts more than letting go. With shots reminiscent of Akira Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel and Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, this student film is nothing short of a triumph.”
– Short Focus Film Festival 2020
12 June 2020