- 14 min
Shooter is a Canadian short film that gives you a unique snap shot perspective into the lives of 4 promising young photographers. These photographers meet up coincidentally at an unknown location to stakeout a mysterious celebrity. While lying in wait, the awkwardness between them seems to break rather easily as they get comfortable being incredibly invasive.
The 4 photographers become well acquainted with each other and seem to have become new best friends. Alliances form between them and they seem to have everything under control and their plans for the future in this unknown business seems a little bit more clear. These young photographers, who will be known to most as the paparazzi, gravitate toward each other in support and give you a more personal view of what it is like being in such a precarious industry.
These young photographers show a world of the unknown and gives you insight as to certain instincts and knowledge they must possess in order to accomplish their ultimate goal, which is to capture the shot that earns them an enormous pay day. The right shot can even perhaps allow them to go into retirement at an early age.
As more precarious opportunities arise, relationships gradually shift into more of a business proposal. What we once thought was the makings of true friendships become more of a mysterious work relationship that ultimately shows the true colors of a human being. Once opportunity arises, capitalism and positioning seems to reign supreme.
Shooter is surprisingly more of an action film that is very short and to the point. This is a short independent film that was directed by Mark Morgenstern and gives you a unique and intuitive aspect of a job that is not thought of as acceptable, challenging, or strenuous. What you get is a quick look at 4 young photographers who have their eyes on the prize!