‘Grape Soda’ is a powerful addition to writer-director Justin Robinson‘s collection. This 17 minute film explores life and loss in such an honest and raw way that you can’t help but immerse yourself in the story. While the slow pace may initially turn some people off, those who stick it out will be greatly rewarded with the masterfully crafted imagery and stunning performance by Mark Ashworth as Bobby (as well as brilliant supporting roles from Rachel Hendrix and Cranston Johnson). On top of all that, the beautiful score by Jake Sidwell only enhances the already powerful narrative, and Robinson’s use of silence is deafening.
There is no detail in this film left to chance.
Also take a look at the behind the scenes video for more insight about the motivation and process from the cast and crew.