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Brian Morton of Rogue Cinema reviews "Consignment"

Brian Morton of Rogue Cinema reviews "Consignment"
Posted February 1, 2014

Brian Morton reviewed "Consignment" for the February 2014 issue of Rogue Cinema. Founded in 2004, Rogue Cinema is a monthly webzine featuring covering independent and genre cinema with reviews, interviews, articles and more.

Film Review: Consignment
by Brian Morton

"Consignment" is defined as ‘placing a person or thing in the possession of another but retaining ownership’. That’s the basis of a short from filmmaker Justin Hannah called… well… "Consignment."

This is the story of a young woman who’s been left by the man she loves. As she’s shopping one morning, she sees a jewelry box and is told that it holds a curse. It will bring back a love, but the consequences might be high. This leads to a tale of someone who’s used the box and what that did to them, and to second thoughts (maybe) from the woman who’s shopping.

"Consignment" will make you think back on all the people who you’ve either broken up with or who have broken up with you and what you might have done in that moment to get them back… or they you. It makes you realize that time does heal all wounds and that decisions made in that moment might not be right… or healthy!

I’m giving "Consignment" 3 out of 4 cigars, it’s an odd short and might not be for everyone, but it’s a great story that will make you think about your past! You can find out more over at


"A great story that will make you think about your past." - Brian Morton, Rogue Cinema

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"Consignment" is a stylish period drama written and directed by Justin Hannah, starring Abbra Smallwood, Margaret Wuertz, Jake Gilliam and Jessica McGill, with cinematography by Lee Clements and music by Robert Casal.

Described in reviews as "an alluring, multi-layered film experience" and "a beautifully realized, thought provoking short film," the movie has drawn comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. "Consignment" won awards for Best Cinematography at the 2015 Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival, Best Kentucky Short at the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2013 World Independent Film Expo, and Most Original Film at the 2013 Floyd Film Festival.

Justin Hannah's "Consignment" is now available for instant streaming on Hulu and Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo On Demand, and IndieFlix.


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