The Watchers (2010)
Published in Cinemarolling by PeterSanderson, on November 1, 2010
Peter Sanderson reviews the new thriller The Watchers, from Two Man Crew Productions.
Have you ever felt like you were being followed?
That’s the opening line delivered by John Porter, the protagonist in the new thriller The Watchers, an independent short from director Sy Cody White and Two Man Crew Productions, which will be presented on Tuesday night at the Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City.
John, as played by Jeff Moffitt, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film with White, has his ordered life thrown completely out of whack when he discovers that he is being followed and watched by a number of suspicious characters in and around Manhattan. The film takes us through John’s journey of fear and uncertainty, but pay close attention to the details in this film, as there are a plethora of surprises in store. No one is who they appear to be.
Crafting an intelligent suspense / thriller is a difficult task, but Moffitt and White’s film succeeds in both departments, serving up Hitchcock style entertainment, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very last frame.
Moffitt does fine work in the lead performance, with stand outs from the supporting cast being Kathleen Boddington and Rich Sab, both appropriately menacing as two of the “watchers”. Peter Francis Span and Timothy J. Cox are also noteworthy in two key supporting roles: Span as a mysterious stranger in Porter’s life and Cox as Porter’s skeptical shrink who may or may not be a “watcher” himself.
A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining film that will hopefully be warmly received at tomorrow nights’ festival.
The trailer for The Watchers is available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Y0bLAsD9Q
For more information, please visit the films’ official website at www.twomancrewproductions.com
The Watchers, produced by Two Man Crew Productions and Hocus Pocus Features; directed by Sy Cody White; written by Sy Cody White and Jeff Moffitt; producers Sy Cody White and Jeff Moffitt
Starring: Jeff Moffitt, Timothy J. Cox, Peter Francis Span, Kathleen Boddington, Darrin Biss, Rich Sab, Robert Nesi, James Konczyk, Mike Sgroi, Gerry Hoyile, Matthew Biss, and Guillermo B. Arguello.