At only a little over 11 minutes, Contact delivers a skin-crawling atmosphere that exudes paranoia that borders on Hitchcockian. With only a few lines of dialogue this short film by director Jeremiah Kipp is truly one of "sight and sound" that plays like a bad trip from William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch thanks to Tom Burns' foreboding score.
Do you remember that scene in Demolition Man between Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock where they start to make out in some trippy, virtual reality simulator? Imagine that if it were choreographed by David Cronenberg and you might have an idea of the psychotropic vibe that this short emanates with it's decidedly dystopian tone.
With credits that include Satan Hates You (starring the likes of Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister and Michael Berryman) Kipp is certainly forging a signature niche in the indie circuit and with The Sadist starring Tom Savini in the pipeline he's definitely a director to keep your eye on.
Directed by Jeremiah Kipp
Produced by Alan Rowe Kelly & Bart Mastronardi
Director of Photography/Editor Dominick Sivilli
Music by Tom Burns
Special FX by Daniel J. Mazikowski