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The Independent Critic

Art Hall, Sarah J. Eagen
Mike Barroga

 "Love Obsession" the Latest Short From Troubadour Pictures 

Described by writer/director Mike Barroga as "a mixed media project blending three different camera formats with each adding a unique texture to the story it tells and casting various light onto the people within," the short film Love Obsession stars Art Hall and Sarah J. Eagen as a couple in an increasingly frayed relationship where Hall's Clarence, having difficulty accepting reality, begins to blur the line between love and obsession in dramatic ways.

Hall and Eagen do a nice job of portraying the couple's ever increasing tensions, though I found the scenes involving Clarence's less reality-based world to be less convincing. The lensing by Erik Urtz is creative and helps fuel the film's emotional core, while the music from Bensound complements the story from Barroga quite nicely.

Love Obsession is a low-budget effort and there are times that lack of a production budget hurts the film, especially in terms of building the heightened tension, but the film exhibits growth from the last film from Troubadour Pictures reviewed by The Independent Critic, Give & Take. For more information on the film, visit the Troubadour Pictures website linked to in the credits on the left.

Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic