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March 19, 2011 / admin

Impasse (Short Film)

Saw this on Shadow and Act

Director: Bram Schouw

Without words, we’re left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.

Impasse from Reel 13 on Vimeo.



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  1. Melonie McGee / Mar 20 2011 9:50 am

    This was a very powerful short film. It said in a little over 4 minutes what other movies cannot seem to say in two hours. Kudos to the writer and director and all involved. There is a such thing as maturity and we all find it at some age. Learning how to put our past behind us, including our past way of thinking, is going to be kinda rocky, but it can/will be accomplished as long as we continue to see the need for such. Humanity is a beautiful thing, and we can see this when we let go and just exist. Thanks for the film!

    • admin / Mar 20 2011 10:41 pm

      You’re welcome!

  2. Jai / Mar 20 2011 4:44 pm

    WOW, just WOW!!! Initially neither one wanted to look at the other but when they finally did you could tell there was an attraction. What an ending with the tattoo.

  3. WingedBeast / Mar 20 2011 9:53 pm

    Right up to the end there, I thought it was just a bit of “boy should just work up the courage to say ‘hi’ before the time runs out” (a game I’ve played before… mostly lost). The last moment makes me wonder about the story there.

    Oh, and it also makes me think what a marvel lazer tatoo removal is.

  4. CurliGoddess / Mar 21 2011 4:33 pm


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  6. Nik / Mar 30 2011 9:21 pm

    Love this!!! It’s absolutely amazing and powerful. Yes, love is the greatest of emotions. It conquers all.

  7. Sherry / Mar 30 2011 10:10 pm

    Very powerful. He was clearly attracted to her from the beginning. Rocked his world …

  8. Jules / Mar 30 2011 11:35 pm

    I am not big on shorts, but decided to watch this one and was totally blown away.

  9. Shia / Mar 31 2011 2:35 am

    OMG! That end knocked the wind out of me…and just seeing the comments above kind of made me grasp what the situation was more. Like a former neo-nazi finding himself attracted to a black woman? Okay, I am still breathless. That was so powerful~~~

  10. nikki7 / Mar 31 2011 11:10 am

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. Good stuff.

  11. Andi Williams / Mar 31 2011 11:50 pm


    When will human beings just love each other and not allow family, society, “others”, hatred dictate to them who they should be “happily” loving?

    I wonder…

    • admin / Apr 1 2011 1:23 am

      Good question – I wonder too..

  12. Julie / Apr 6 2011 9:58 pm

    WOW!!! How powerful that was. I have goose bumps. Thanks.

  13. LARON / May 31 2011 8:50 pm

    i showed this to my boyfriend…SO SHOCKING!

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