Film Review: PACK UP AND GO

Heartwarming, Beautifully Told Story of Friendship 

Director: Skya Theobald
Runtime: 20:
Theme: Friendship.
Two friends who met online to later become college roommates navigate the pain and joy of the natural course of true Friendship. The film is a labour of love to the gospel of Friendship, a testament to the richness of the gift of soul companionship. From frame to frame, one can see the devotion the girls paid to what they share, even when they try to hide it in self pride.
Theobald takes us back and forth the plot timeline to better show us  the emotional journey the girls have been through. With the technique, we are able to see the sentimental and emotional impact each moments and information they share with each other have on their lives.
There are a lot to love about Pack Up and Go, we can't help but mention a few like the apt casting, the actors had all the right mannerism that befits the story they are telling us. The dialogues are natural and smooth. Yes, they are awkward at times but that is what adds to the authenticity of the conversations. They are just as quirky and awkward as a dialogue between two early 20s and self conscious girls could be in an Internet age of forced perception of perfection. Of course, the foregoing is a thumbs up to the screenplay writer.
We rate this film 7/10
Skya Theobald is an award-winning writer, director and actress who grew up on Long Island, New York, and is studying at Stanford University. Her one act plays, “At The Mathews, “Her Train,” and “All For One and One For All” have been finalists at the LIC One Act Festival where she was awarded Best Director for "All For One and One For All." Her recent short film “Make Room" has received multiple awards at festivals around the world, including Best Short Film at the International World Photography Awards and Best Indie Short Film at the Immagina Florence Film Festival. Her short film, “Blue Handprints” was awarded Best Film at the Stanford Poetry into Film Festival and Best Micro-Short at the International World Photography Awards. Her screenplay “Caramel Harbor” received an Honorable Mention in the Scout Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Grant.

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