Kevin Steen on Daron, Daron Colbert
Tuesday 31 January 2023, by ,
Living on the edge of the most polluted zip codes in the US, an actor prepares for a role.
Daron Colbert is an aspiring actor and like so, so many of his peers, he’s toiling away at his day job, hoping the next audition will clinch the deal. Kevin Steen’s short is about much more than that though, it is a tender and respectful portrait of a genuinely likeable man. Similar films have had uncomfortable mocking undertones, but there is none of those here. Rather, Steen has opted for a sort of wider reflection on Colbert and the geographical context he evolves in, weaving the actor’s own journey through depictions of Detroit and its astounding levels of pollution. Crafty and understated... Looking forward to seeing more of Steen’s work.