ONE EYED GIRL. Our boy Travis, probably in his early 30s, is clearly going through some bad times, having trouble connecting with his patients (or, in at least one case, connecting with her a little too thoroughly). His boss tries to be understanding, but Travis is losing it. One day on a busy subway car, he encounters what appears to be a pretty young girl and handsome older man handing out leaflets and promising help to those in need. He smartly ignores them the first time, but becomes a bit more interested once the second connection is made.
Nick Matthews (shown at right) and written by Matthews, with the help of Craig Behenna, who has a co-starring role in the film, One Eyed Girl proves consistently interesting as it appears to veer one way, then another and another until at last we understand it fully. It's about faith and cults, among other things, and even as it draws us in, it pulls no punches.
Mark Leonard Winter (above), is one of those people with a strong desire to help others who probably ought to have found any means except therapy to do so. The girl on the subway whom he follows into "the fold" is played by a striking young actress named Tilda Cobham-Hervey, below, who made an auspicious debut in 52 Tuesdays and here shows that her earlier performance was no fluke. The actress possesses a fine combination of beauty, subtlety and intelligence that should stand her in good stead.
Steve Le Marquand (below, left) does a superlative job of pulling us in and having us almost believe, maybe hope, that he's the real deal. The actor, as well as the character he plays, keeps us guessing and maybe wishing for something more and better.
Dark Sky Films and running an entirely credible 103 minutes, One Eyed Girl hits the streets today, Tuesday, December 8 -- available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, for purchase or rental.