John Smistad

“VIOLENT”: Strange Disruption

Synopsis A young Norwegian woman, and her last memories of the five people who loved her most, recalled while experiencing a catastrophic event. John Smistad’s Review Was the beginning her end? Was this ending her beginning? Was everything in between her life? Or the here that flashes before the hereafter? … [Read More]

2022 ASPEN SHORTSFEST Long on Talent

Running April 5th through the 10th, “ASPEN SHORTSFEST” is one of only four Oscar-qualifying festivals in America to feature short films exclusively. I was honored with previewing ten of the productions to be shown at the prestigious event held annually in this Colorado snow skiing mecca. Here are my reviews.   “Jensen”-A rock band’s lead singer suffers an … [Read More]