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Published on February 8th, 2017 | by Allan Brown

Exclusive Online Film Premiere: Joseph’s Reel – Watch Now


Movie Review: Joseph’s Reel (2015 Short Film)josephs-reel-short-film-poster-movie-review-world

Running Time: 14 minutes

Director: Michael Lavers

Writer: Michael Lavers

Cinematographer: Eben Bolter

Cast: Robert Hardy, Alice Lowe, Oliver Tilney, Ella Road



Back in August 2015, I caught what instantly became one of the most heartfelt and accomplished short films I’d ever experienced.  To me, it redefined the possibilities of what a short film could be, and what it could effectively achieve in both narrative and emotion, in such a short timeframe.  That film was Michael Lavers now critically acclaimedJoseph’s Reel.

The film centres on Joseph, an elderly man who, upon dying, is given the opportunity to relive just one day of his life.

In my original review (read here), I waxed lyrical about the film, stating;

This beautiful 35mm short, captures more heart and emotion in fourteen brief minutes, than most features films only dream of achieving in ninety

Now with the blessing of writer/director Michael Lavers and the whole Joseph’s Reel team, Movie Review World has been given exclusive access and permission to host the online premiere.

Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, I give you the exquisite; Joseph’s Reel

Joseph’s Reel from Forty Foot Pictures on Vimeo.


What are the Joseph’s Reel team up to now?

josephs-reel-movie-review-worldMichael Lavers (Director) is currently writing his debut feature screenplay, After Love, with a plan to go into production later in 2017. Working as a commercials and short film director between Toronto and London, Michael has just completed his first Canadian short ‘Out of Love’, which is about to embark on it’s festival run.

Collie McCarthy (Producer) is now the junior production executive at Joe Wright’s Shoebox Films, whose latest film Denial starring Rachel Weisz was recently nominated for a BAFTA. He was also selected for the BFI’s ‘Emerging Talent’ scheme in 2016 and will release two new shorts this year under his own label, Forty Foot Pictures.

Alice-Lowe-josephs-reel-movie-review-worldEben Bolter (Cinematographer) shot newly released Netflix Original film iBoy starring Bill Milner and Maisie Williams, and is gearing up for new BBC series The Woman In White, to be directed by Carl Tibbetts. He was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2016, the only cinematographer on the list.

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