A distant father confronts a heroic but troubled past-life as an ’80’s TV show mascot named Pombo. (synopsis via Vimeo)
It’s pretty much a given that at some point in your life, and this will be different for everyone, your past will come back to haunt you.
It could be something as innocent as a photo of you drinking way too much shots of tequila surfacing on a Facebook page or a call out of the blue from an old high school friend who reminds you of more than one embarrasing occasion, you’d rather not be reminded of, now or ever again.
But for many of us, the memories take on a more debilitating form, imprisoning us in a web of regrets and loss, and potentially, worse case scenario, distancing us from people that matter in the here and now.
That’s the case for the man in Steve Warne’s (Frankenweenie, Isle of Dogs) touching short film Pombo Loves You, who is haunted, and honestly once you see the film you’ll understand why that word was chosen particularly, by a role he played on TV back in the ’80s.
Things didn’t end well for him, and as the memories begin to consume him again, he has a choice – let the pain overwhelm him or be there for his daughter in the here and now.
It’s beautifully done, fantastical and heartfelt in equal measure and you won’t be able to watch it without realising how much you gain from putting old demons to rest.
(source: io9 Gizmodo)