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The Independent Critic

Ramona Marozas, Paige Rautio, and Bill Ward
Keith Hopkins
2 Mins.

 "Take Your Non-Vaporous Apparition to Work Day"  

Take Your Non-Vaporous Apparition to Work Day may very well be the first short film where the title is actually longer than the film. 

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating. 

Still, at a mere two minutes plus change in running time, Take Your Non-Vaporous Apparition to Work Day is a quick and breezy view, essentially a one joke film that knows it's a one joke film and gets out before that one joke gets old. 

In the film, an apparition haunts a man as he tries to finish up the tasks of his work day. The end result is, of course, a film that runs about as long as the opening credit scene in your average Hollywood flick. This isn't a bad thing, necessarily, and to his credit writer/director Keith Hopkins has managed to make the film both entertaining and funny in the span of those two minutes while working nicely within the constraints of an ultra-low budget film. 

How low? I've got the film's budget in my pocket and I'm a film critic. 

Hopkins seems to make films precisely because he enjoys making films, less for financial considerations and with quite a bit of artistic integrity intact. While it's doubtful anyone is going to call this flick an award winner, it's certainly a fun little indie horror/comedy that he made under his Hexagon Motion Pictures banner. 

For more information on the film's journey, visit the Hexagon Motion Pictures website linked to in the credits. 

Okay, what?

You really expected a long review? It was a two minute film for god's sakes. 

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic