14 February 2013 | fantasticmrq
A Superb piece of Scottish Filmmaking
I first saw this film as part of the Raptorz Film Festival in Glasgow and was captivated by its simplicity in telling a delightful story. Colin Ross Smith deserves great credit for his direction in this film and its really hard to describe how well he has executed this without giving away any of the story which I really don't want to do. What I will say is having also seen "Sandwich' (another short directed by Smith) he is certainly one of the most exciting Scottish directors working in the Independent film industry. In addition to this, I have always believed that editors make the best directors in film and Smiths work compiling this piece together has further strengthened this notion.
The film also benefits from exceptional acting performances from Declan Michael Laird and Rachel Wile. In particular Laird's performance is outstanding and one that can only truly be appreciated by seeing the film. To put it simply, Declan Michael Laird is a name I'm sure we will all come to know in years to come as his remarkable talents are explored further by the industry.
In summary, "The Lost Purse' is simply a delightful and appealing film which restores our faith in independent filmmaking.