Private Project

Last Shot

During a school shooting, Jake an arrogant jock seeks refuge in an empty meeting room, barricading himself behind a cardboard box. Initially self-absorbed, he reluctantly allows Mindy, a deaf student, to join him. As they navigate the terrifying ordeal, a silent connection and comfort forms between them.

"Last Shot" explores the transformative power of human compassion amidst chaos. Also, ability to see beyond our differences and find empathy in emotions we similarly share.

As gunshots echo in the distance, "Last Shot" raises urgent questions about the devastating impact of gun violence and the need for change. It explores resilience and connection as a unlikely bond form. It serves as a powerful reminder that even in the darkest moments, compassion has the potential to transform lives and inspire collective action against gun violence.

  • Arabella Sharkey
  • Arabella Sharkey
  • Patrice Yip
  • Tyler Bowyer
    Key Cast
  • Ohenewaa Atuobi Asiamah
    Key Cast
  • Tommy Wu
    Director of Photography
  • Chris St Lawrence
  • Gigi Nettles
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Magical Realism, narrative
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University
Director Biography - Arabella Sharkey

Arabella Sharkey was born in London and grew up in Hong Kong. She believes that cinema has the remarkable ability to bridge gaps and foster meaningful connections among people by allowing them to engage with compelling characters and their narratives.

Arabella finds inspiration in the genre of magical realism and its universal qualities, appreciating its unique blend of reality and fantasy.

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Director Statement

As the director of "Last Shot", I am driven by a deep desire to explore and shed light on important societal issues through the medium of film. The film delves into the harrowing reality of a school shooting, presenting a stark depiction of chaos and fear. However, my intention goes beyond merely depicting the tragedy itself.

"Last Shot" aims to delve into the transformative power of human compassion amidst unthinkable circumstances. Through the characters of Jake and Mindy, I wanted to portray the profound impact that empathy and connection can have, even in the face of unimaginable violence. By interweaving elements of drama and magical realism, I aimed to offer viewers a fresh and nuanced perspective on resilience, hope, and connection found in the darkest of times. Gun violence is an urgent and pervasive issue in our society, and "Last Shot" seeks to raise awareness and ignite meaningful dialogue about its devastating impact. Our film challenges viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and encourages humanity to find connection and goodness, rather than succumbing to violence and animosity.