This series has so many different things to show you about humans living life whether it's something powerful, funny or so true. The fact that it doesn't have any dialogue just shows that you can tell a wonderful story about something in two minutes without any dialogue or anything fancy with shots. Less is more. The performances and the writing shine here. Even though there's really nothing much as far as camera work goes, the cinematography is beautiful. The scoring fit well and really added to the mood of each short. All of the elements worked together nicely to wrap up each film into a well assembled package! Well done!
Are you ready for something different? Something refreshing when you’re bored scrolling through Netflix? This is the series for you! I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it reminds me of Black Mirror. Any Black Mirror fans out there? If so, take a quick break and check this series out!
THE MUTE SERIES was produced by Riposte Pictures and 76 Ltd. It was created and directed by Andy Lambert. The series is a collection of 12 shorts so far with different stories, no dialogue, only one shot and no camera moves! Fascinating, right? Each story has something different to offer! This series will make you laugh, smile and ponder life quite a bit.
It reminds me of Black Mirror because it will have such a powerful impact on viewers by making them rethink how we live our lives. It is an anthology series like Black Mirror too. This series goes the extra mile doing it without dialogue, special effects and fancy shots. Keeping it simple while leaving a lasting message. Think outside the cardboard box. Take a photo, it’ll last longer. What matters most to us? For example, THE LATE MAN episode drove this point home for me.
A man is late to his own funeral. He climbs into his casket. They go to place his casket in the hole, but he knocks on the lid before they do. They open the lid. He hands someone his cell phone. Then he hands someone else his wallet and a watch off his arm. As soon as he’s placed back in the hole, the people at the funeral walk off immediately. The man with the phone, takes the phone. The other man stuffs the watch in his pocket, takes the money out of the wallet and tosses the wallet on the ground before walking off. It hits you. It makes you think how we treat funerals. You usually hear about families fighting over wills, money, property and all kinds of things after a loved one passes. So, this short sends a powerful message about how we handle funerals.
Another example of how society tends to be materialistic is in a short called THE SHOELACE. A group of people is waiting on a bus at a bus stop. There’s a man that appears to be dead lying in front of them on the sidewalk. Everyone around doesn’t seem to be bothered by the body. They just ignore it. There’s a man that keeps glancing at the body. He appears curious so you think he’s going to do something about it. The bus arrives. The man decides not to get on the bus. Just when you think he’s going to do something good, nope. He takes a shoelace off the dead man’s shoe. Then leaves. Well, okay.
On a brighter note, there are quite a few shorts that will put on a smile on your face. I think THE CRUSH short is my favorite. It’s a love story about cardboard boxes. The entire time I’m thinking “Uhh, who had the time to think about making a love story about cardboard boxes?! How on earth did someone think of this?!” But, I’m so glad that they did. It’s the most entertaining thing ever. You’ll be so glad that something like this exists. Other shorts like DRESS CODE, GOAL ATTAINMENT and TUBA. OR NOT TUBA will do the same for you.
This series has so many different things to show you about humans living life whether it’s something powerful, funny or so true. The fact that it doesn’t have any dialogue just shows that you can tell a wonderful story about something in two minutes without any dialogue or anything fancy with shots. Less is more. The performances and the writing shine here. Even though there’s really nothing much as far as camera work goes, the cinematography is beautiful. The scoring fit well and really added to the mood of each short. All of the elements worked together nicely to wrap up each film into a well assembled package! Well done!
I recommend to anyone reading this to watch THE MUTE SERIES. There’s no excuse. Do it! The shorts are about 1-2 minutes in length. Make time. During your lunch break at work, while you’re on the toilet or anytime you have a minute or two. Watch it! You’ll be hooked!
For more information about THE MUTE SERIES, check out this link and watch the first short below:
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.muteseries.com