Filmcraziest Interviews – Paul Komadina, “Abduction” (Short)

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews I am joined by Australian filmmaker Paul Komadina to discuss his new short film Abduction, which recently played as part of the North Bend Film Festival at Nightstream. The short film stars Alexandra Nell as Mathilda, a woman who after waking up in the middle of a field with no memory faces a streak of judgment and cruelty. The film is directed by Paul Komadina and written by Frances Elliott.

On the episode we discuss some of Paul’s work in commercials, the score in the film and some of the film’s deeper meanings, and more. You can listen to the episode below or download it here.

Here is a brief review of the film, as well:

Directed by: Paul Komadina. Starring: Alexandra Nell, Kyle Barrett, Megan Hollier. Runtime: 16 min.

In Paul Komadina’s Abduction, there’s a nice amount of unpredictability not knowing what type of abduction it will be, as it could be a creeper abducting her or something else entirely, as Mathilda (Alexandra Nell) passes out one evening, wakes up in a field and then faces judgment for something that she couldn’t control.

It’s a solid film about the shame that women face and judgment after something happens, and the lack of support they receive. There’s also some gnarly body horror here that made me cringe. I loved the score and sound effects. Alexandra Nell delivers a solid performance, too.

Score: 63/100

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