This morning my job was to watch a short film called The Wrong Profile which was written by Kenny Kurtkan and directed by Michael Coulombe. If you remember, we previously reviewed a short titled, Ax, that was also directed by Coulombe so this is not our first rodeo with Michael.
Well, this again was a short that lasted not even fifteen minutes, but let me tell you...it was good. The Wrong Profile is the story of two detectives that appear to be on a stakeout to get some leads or clues involving a sting of murders. John Parker (played by Kyler Porche) is a young, new to the game "kid" while Vincent Gant (who is played by Paul Stroili) is the seasoned vet in the game showing John the ropes. Not to give much away about the story, Vincent decides it is time to go find a restroom so for safety he takes his radio/walkie talkie with him. Within moments, John begins getting messages over the radio from someone who has taken Vincent hostage. The suspect over the radio is played by Todd James Jackson, and he does an amazing job portraying someone with some serious issues. I will leave you with that.
So for a final breakdown you get kidnapping, murder, and some cryptic biblical messages all in a fourteen minute short film. The cast and crew did a great job on this film in every aspect. From the cinematography all the way to the acting, this was a very well made film. I could easily see this becoming a feature film not only because of the ending that left me asking many questions, but from the fact that it is just a very solid work.
For a short film, which I am usually not a fan of, I give The Wrong Profile a 7 of 10 cleavers. Job well done!