Dir. Oliver Goodrum | 21 mins | English | Stream & Download
This Is Vanity by Oliver Goodrum is a devastating film, which unflinchingly presents the real life story of a mother and her disabled daughter tormented by local youths. Excluded from any conventional lines of personal support, Angela’s pleas to the authorities are futile as she and her daughter slip between the cracks of society–– far out of reach from reason and humanity. Their bully is Michael, a local teen, who will provoke a familiar clutch of panic in anyone who has lived in fear of aggression. It is the familiarity of the hate and hostility that they encounter that wrests us from our impassivity.
Winner, Best Short Drama, Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2013 | Winner, Audience Choice, Bermuda International Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, London Independent Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, Hoboken International Film Festival 2013)