Short of the Week

Dark Comedy ABOUT Friendship IN Live-Action

Boom Boom

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who's "special day" it is in this dark satirical comedy.

Dark Comedy ABOUT Friendship IN Live-Action 8 MIN

Boom Boom

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who's "special day" it is in this dark satirical comedy.
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Boom Boom

Directed By Larry & Terry Ziegelman
Made In USA

As a dark comedy, Boom Boom sits somewhere between Family Guy’s flashback gags and South Park’s over-the-top storylines. Like a joke with a good punchline, the film tells the story of two old friends, Ahmed and Jamal, who unexpectedly reunite at a coffee house and find themselves on the same “mission”. The film is full of situational comedy and satirical twists with witty dialogue.

The directing duo of brothers Larry and Terry Ziegelman have put a lot of energy and preparation into the short. Now more than ever, it’s important to make the most of your film. There are no small movies, just small-thinking moviemakers—something all too common with the easy access to technology and resources in filmmaking today.

Boom Boom follows in the vein of Chris Morris’ British satire, Four Lions, and features one of the most hilarious moments I’ve seen in a while in a short film: After Jamal suggests to Ahmed they settle an argument with rock-paper-scissors, Ahmed gives Jamal a very serious look to which Jamale responds, “Staring contest?” (Maybe not so funny written out, so you’ve got to watch it!).