Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-FI
Year Released: 2015
Runtime: 1h 35m
Director(s): F.C. Rabbath
Writer(s): F.C. Rabbath
Cast: Joshua Mikel, Sergio Soltero, Zac Pullam, Avery Kristen Pohl, Emily Pearse, Julie Moss, Callie Haskins, Bill Kelly
Where To Watch: streaming on Plex watch.plex.tv
RAVING REVIEW: This film revolves around a young man obsessed with music and struggling to connect with others. As he stumbles upon the realization that everyone has a unique melody within, he harmonizes with those around him, leading him to find true love. That’s a simplified summary, but I love this idea's uniqueness and originality.
Centered on a brilliant yet disconnected protagonist, the plot explores the creation of a small device that unveils one of life's hidden secrets. As he gains the power to shape destiny, he learns to handle the massive responsibility that comes with his newfound abilities. “With great power comes great responsibility.”
F.C. Rabbath's thriller introduces us to David, a young boy who perceives music in everyone and everything. Living with his compassionate grandfather, David faces ridicule from almost everyone, including Abby, the last person he wants not to impress. As an adult and graduate student, David invents a device that enables him to detect others' inner music, using this breakthrough to change the world and defy fate.
LISTEN examines the idea that each individual has this unique “aura,” creating a rich, captivating world with endless storytelling possibilities. This offbeat sci-fi film is a must-see for those who appreciate unconventional storytelling, and it straddles the lines between horror, sci-fi, and supernatural romance. With its imposing score and unique premise, LISTEN addresses moral issues when new tech is introduced, similar to the battle we’re facing with AI chat.
Despite a few issues, LISTEN boasts an exceptional screenplay, skilled filmmaking, and solid acting from the entire cast. LISTEN is a thought-provoking exploration of power, morality, attraction, and love that drives us all and is all combined in this film, which makes it a unique experience.
If you're looking for a film that offers a fresh perspective on the human experience, entertains, and makes you think, LISTEN is a perfect choice. The film stays with you, leaving a lasting impression and inviting contemplation long after the final scene.
LISTEN demonstrates that a limited budget can help create a compelling film. Aspiring filmmakers can glean valuable insights from this indie film, learning how to create a captivating story and develop characters that resonate with audiences. Exploring human emotions and moral complexities makes LISTEN a movie that speaks to a broad audience.
LISTEN is one film that makes for a thought-provoking watch, even with issues. You can tell how much heart was in this from the script, directing, acting, etc.
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[photo courtesy of F.C. RABBATH CREATIONS]