Short Film: ‘The Forge’ is a Visually Powerful Anti-Suicide Message

The Forge Short Film

Why Watch? In 2011, Tanya Lim committed suicide. Her brother Eric wanted to use the wedding funds she left behind to create a film — one that would ultimately be born from and fight against self-destruction.

The result from writer/director Stephen Reedy is a blend of documentary style storytelling, personal poetry and (of course) flame-bathed Scott Pilgrim-like action sequences where struggle is personified as a savage demon.

It’s an innovative angle, but far beyond the digital artistry, it’s a profoundly personal story worth hearing and sharing.

What Will It Cost? Between 4 and 5 minutes.

Watch More Short Films

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

Read More from Scott Beggs
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!