Robert (Richard Kind)
"Robert (Richard Kind)," Proof Of Concept, directed by Max Cohn & Ellie Sachs, 2023, (Tribeca Film Festival)

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Chloe is trying to convince her dad, Robert, and Uncle Eddie to invest in her short film. There is likely no return on their investment in the short run, and the chance of her getting into a film festival is slim, but she believes this could be the start of something, if they donate $10,000.

Character Descriptions

Eddie (Will Jankowitz), Chloe (Ellie Sachs) and Robert (Richard Kind)
“Eddie (Will Jankowitz), Chloe (Ellie Sachs) and Robert (Richard Kind),” Proof Of Concept, directed by Max Cohn & Ellie Sachs, 2023, (Tribeca Film Festival)

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Eddie

Unlike his brother Robert, Uncle Eddie is hip to what it takes to get an indie film, short, or proof of concept out there. But, after hearing Chloe’s pitch, he needs some convincing since her story doesn’t intrigue him.

Chloe

Chloe (Ellie Sachs)
“Chloe (Ellie Sachs),” Proof Of Concept, directed by Max Cohn & Ellie Sachs, 2023, (Tribeca Film Festival)

Young, hungry, and hoping her dad and uncle will invest in her like their father did them, Chloe just wants to make a story, about how to get a indie film out there and hopes they’ll invest.

Robert

Unlike Eddie, Robert, Chloe’s dad, does not understand a lick of the film industry and doesn’t think his father investing in a plumbing business relates to Chloe asking for money that there is no return for.

Review

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

It Almost Feels Like Something Which Should Precede All Shorts

It can be very easy to forget what goes into something when all you see is the finished product. Take note of Austin’s work over at “Shenanigans! Productions.” You get comical videos made via a group of friends, but there is no denying the quality of each short video.

Now, I can’t speak to what it takes for him to make any of them beyond time, effort, and a good camera. However, like Chloe, I’m sure there are a slew of things many don’t know which go into making those skits not only something he feels is done but can be put out to the masses.

Which in itself is a challenge: You have to get people together, have a script, find the money to get a decent camera, or an iPhone, a computer to edit, and the list goes on and on. All of which many don’t take into account, including myself at times, when all we care about is the finished product. Yet, as Chloe pushes viewers to recognize, it’s easier to appreciate something when you realize the time, effort, and sometimes love for the craft, that goes into making a short since it may not go beyond being a proof of concept.

General Information

Director(s) Max Cohn, Ellie Sachs
Screenplay By Max Cohn, Ellie Sachs
Based On N/A
Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca Film Festival) June 19, 2023
Genre(s) Comedy, Young Adult
Film Length 6 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Characters and Cast
Eddie Will Jankowitz
Chloe Ellie Sachs
Robert Richard Kind

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Robert (Richard Kind)
Proof Of Concept (2023) – Movie Review and Summary (with Spoilers)
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"Proof Of Concept" pushes you to appreciate the negotiation which comes before the cameras even roll and the wrestling which goes into financing and producing a vision amongst a sea of talented filmmakers.
It Almost Feels Like Something Which Should Precede All Shorts
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It Almost Feels Like Something Which Should Precede All Shorts
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