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MY FRIEND CHARLIE

What to know: Very well constructed high school student film from Australia.
MY FRIEND CHARLIE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
9 minutes
DVD
DANIELLE PAYNE
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Very well constructed high school student film from Australia. The child actors are very talented and the sets and scenes of home and the neighborhood are beautifully shot. There is a theme about doing the right thing, living up to your mistakes. There is an awkward transition from the Dad spooked when he hears the last name of the boy to seeing Isabel walking cheerily along the street with her friend, Charlie. The theme is pretty disturbing, death by hit and run. Truly not suitable for younger kids. One has true empathy for the mother, who is worried about her daughter and now may be left with more trouble on her hands once the girl's father confesses his crime. Pretty heavy for a high school student production.
Strong-willed and free-spirited 11-year-old, Isabel, is too old to have an imaginary friend. Her parents are worried, they try to talk her out of it, but she continues to play with her fictitious friend; a boy named Charlie. Throughout the film Isabel discovers, Charlie is not just an imaginary friend, but a ghost. A ghost of the little boy that died last year in a hit and run accident. It is now up to our young heroine to find out who killed Charlie, so he can leave the earth and be at peace.
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