A travelling salesman reveals himself as a psychopath when he tries to fill the void his parents left.
Another short film, kiddies. this time we have MARTY from writer/director Gregory Fox.
Our story focuses on a traveling salesman named Martin J. Donivitz (Danny Ghantous). We see him pull up to a lovely country home, pull out his sample case and duffle, and approach the homeowners.
Mr. and Mrs Wilkins (John Fielding, Sheila Cording) are very welcoming and cordial to this annoying salesguy, and invite him for tea. Then he begins his pitch.
But what exactly is this guy selling? Mr. Wilkins isn’t too hip on this intrusion of his day, but the missus is willing to hear him out.
This is an odd little tale, and maybe not a perfect one. It starts off a little stiff, but once it gets going it’s not too bad. Some of the acting isn’t great, but Mr. Ghantous turns in a fun performance as the eponymous salesman.
All told, it’s worth a look. Using my special short scale of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 3 snapshots.