Archives for the ‘Condemned’ Category

More on CONDEMNED, in the US and Abroad

By • Apr 11th, 2011 • Category: Condemned, Heavy Soul

Numerous pieces were published about Condemned during this past weekend: * Film School Rejects chose it as their Short Film of the Day. * Rushblog chose Condemned for their Short Film Sunday feature. * The Croatian website, Vox Feminae, featured both Condemned and Heavy Soul (in Croatian – Translation needed). * Yediot Aharonot, the biggest […]

Where the Girls Go on CONDEMNED: “Neo-Noir at its best”

By • Apr 6th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review for Condemned today, at Where the Girls Go. Excerpt below, and click over to the full review. Shai proves that he is a master of the neo noir genre with inventive camerawork while using subtle yet creative angles to increase the tension in the film. trates the inmate’s (referred to as #1031 […]

CONDEMNED in Badass Digest, 10K Bullets, and More

By • Apr 2nd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A few new mentions of Condemned online over the past few days. Devin Faraci features and reviews Condemned at the always cool, Badass Digest. Michael Den Boer reviews Condemned at 10K Bullets. It’s Only Movies features Condemned in their Short Film Theater section. Earlier in 2010 they featured Heavy Soul in the same spot.

CONDEMNED on Rough Edges

By • Mar 29th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

James Reasoner, novelist and pulp blogger, reviewed Condemned on his blog, Rough Edges. This is a part of Todd Mason’s Tuesday’s Overlooked Films roundup. How long has it been since you saw a good “women in prison” movie? If it’s been too long, you can remedy that by watching Oren Shai’s CONDEMNED. Read the full […]


By • Mar 25th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Spout, an IndieWire film blog, published a new review of Condemned today, titled: “Condemned Has Everything Sucker Punch Needed to Succeed”. Follow the introductory excerpt below to read the full piece. While writing my critique of “Sucker Punch” I found myself wondering exactly what the film would have needed to effectively deal with its representation […]

Edgemar Short Film Festival to Screen CONDEMNED

By • Mar 18th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Condemned will be featured in the 2011 Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA from April 29th – May 1st. The screening schedule has yet to be announced, but check this space for updates as they become available. reviews CONDEMNED

By • Mar 14th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review of Condemned is now up at An excerpt below: Shai is able to get the best out of all three leads in performances that are rare for an independent short . . . There isn’t much that happens in Condemned. There are no explosions, no prison lesbian scenes or black humor […]

CONDEMNED Review at By Kubrick’s Beard

By • Mar 9th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review of Condemned has just been posted at the film blog, By Kubrick’s Beard. An excerpt below: What is so unique is that none of it is played for cheap thrills, shock value or nodding approval, at the heart of Condemned lays a story about a female prisoner’s vulnerability and fear; real or […]

Interview at Moon in the Gutter

By • Mar 2nd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new Q&A with me just went up at Moon in the Gutter. Conducted by Jeremy Richey. Covering a lot of ground, with a focus on Condemned. Read it here. And also check out Moon in the Gutter’s review of Condemned.

CONDEMNED at the Bradford International Film Festival

By • Feb 25th, 2011 • Category: Condemned, Updates

Condemned will screen at the 17th Bradford International Film Festival in England next month. Playing before the feature film, A Marine Story. The screening will take place on March 19th, 8pm, at the Cubby Broccoli Cinema in the National Media Museum. Tickets are available here. To download the festival’s catalogue.