Every once in a while an AMAZING film is created by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with an wonderful story, great visuals and creativity. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is one of the those films. When I originally saw this film I was blown away but currently shooting another one of my own films so I wasn’t able to write about it. But the other day while walking, I saw a poster for it and felt the need to celebrate this film. If you have not see this “Beast”, do so. You will NOT be disappointed. The film stars, cutie and new love of the indie world, Quvenzhané Wallis. She is also set to star in Steve McQueen’s film, “Twelve Years a Slave”. She is definitely on her way to being a star. “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was directed by Benh Zeitlin, which received a ton of publicity at this year’s Sundance. Zeitlin went on to win the Camera d’Or, given to best first film from the official selection, for the work at the Cannes Film Festival.
Synopsis: In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
- TY Walker