‘Sweetheart’ is the story of two teenagers trapped in a burning building; the story focuses on their way of acting under pressure, focuses on bravery and most of all, on chivalry.
Robert Kelley created two very interesting characters: the knight and the princess. It may not make total sense, but we have proof to describe them based on their actions, and not by the situation they are encountering. The young man is the knight, the savior – he is brave, charming, careful and inventive. He is willing to take any risk only to find a way to save the day. When he finds out how bad the situation is, he starts to improvise, and finally, to make a great sacrifice.
The young lady is the princess – she is helpless, tied up in what seems to be an attic, she is the one that needs to be saved, that needs to be taken back to her castle. When the time comes, she is the one who receives all the attention, and the knight does gives her all the attention and precautions he possibly can. And right about now the story becomes really interesting, more specifically at the point where the helpless princess becomes a true ‘Marla Singer’ prototype, a crazy yet loving woman. We won’t say more about this for the sole purpose of not spoiling the magic behind this short film.
Review written by Vlad A.G
Robert Kelley’s short triggers some hidden feelings in the viewers – for the male viewers the short can be interpreted as a wake-up call, the silent alarm that instantly blows when you become aware of how some people deal with simple matters like love. And for the female viewers, this short proves once again that chivalry is not dead... it was resting in the corner and now it came back to adapt to the twenty-first century standards. 'Sweetheart' is a short film that has it all: great cinematography and music that creates and maintains suspense, outstanding acting, and overall a message that leaves you thinking.