Film Review: Broke

Cinematography by Chris Bland.

Review by James Cunningham.

A disgraced sports star (Steve Le Marquand) and gambling addict attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan. Director Heath Davis teams up with Cinematographer Chris Bland (Bedlam) to sculpt an poignant and most-realistic film.

Bland uses hand-held cameras and extreme close-ups to move in on Le Marquand’s face as his character struggles with his inner demons. There is lovely mixture of shots and frames in Broke, including a beautiful selection of iconic Australian landscapes.

Bland’s demonstrates a strong lighting and camera style. Cleverly utilising it’s tiny budget, Broke is a really beautiful looking film with all praise to Bland, who crafts gritty visuals that shine. Not afraid to get its hands dirty, Broke delves into ugly territory, but nevertheless tells the story of hard-fought and heartfelt redemption with a graceful force.

Review by James Cunningham.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: