When a little girl is about to sleep, her babysitter makes up a fascinating little fantasy poem. The question is: is it all fiction?
Prior to "Ninety Seconds", Gerard Lough made this very short but very imaginative film about a babysitter who makes up a story to put a girl to sleep. The story tells of fairies and wizards, and it's fast in pace and rhymes: just perfect for the girl who is about to go to sleep. There's not much to say about the story, and writing a too long of a review for a 4 min short is always absurd: it'd be longer than the script was! It's a simple story with a little extra thought behind it, and there's no doubt that it's a fun little poem/story that the babysitter is making up.
The real power of "The Stolen Wings" is in the aesthetics and style: lots of flashy neon lights are used, while the movie moves like a timelapse where frames have been edited out. It's very striking and an absolute feast for the eyes over the course of 4 minutes.
It's also fun that in such a short time it captures the atmosphere of a fantasy tale - it just cuts out the bullshit. What's left is a sweet, mysterious little short film that simply anyone could appreciate. It's on Youtube, so I highly recommend you check it out.
Let's not forget, it features Film Bizarro's recent love: Michael Parle!