REVIEW: All Through The Night
By Il Bardo
The debut short of young and upcoming Perth filmmaker Russell Wyatt Roberts, All Through The Night features a sole man’s conversation with the audience, both about and during his miserable descent into madness. Shot entirely inside a car speeding through the unidentifiable night, the fourth wall is a thing of the past as our protagonist entertains, mystifies and terrifies us throughout. The film flourishes in its minimalistic production, ie. Limited cast, homemade special effects and VHS-style filtering. Almost entirely self-produced, the piece cements Roberts as one of the most original and passionate creative forces working in the modern day, and features an avant-garde musical score by Connor Armenti that evokes tones of Pink Floyd, Tom Waits and Radiohead. Not everything is spelled out for us in this film, which makes for all the more of a unique and exhilarating experience.