Death Leaves No
Footprints in the Snow
& other films
 Amateur films are usually at their best when they attempt things no Hollywood director would, and this batch of shorts mostly appeal in direct relation to their incoherence. Wisely using film stock rather than video, Justino produces some striking, surreal, and weird images, especially when (as in Death) he's unencumbered by plot. Then there's Gratuitous
Violence & Garlic, which tries to tell a vampire story, but is
let down by seriously bad acting, and actively annoying technical
shoddiness. These represent the two extremes - most are in the
middle, dumping raw imagination onto the screen without much
intervention. While the ideas are definitely there, a willingness
to edit out failures would be welcome. Justino would make a fine
director of photography, but definitely needs to keep an eye on
any storyline. I'll still be interested to see his next project -
a 'heroic bloodshed' shoot-out. Contact Just, 77 Crystal Palace
Park Road, London, SE26 6HT.
B- to E-
Funnily enough, no pictures can be found for this set of movies either. If Mr. Gaveleto is somewhere out there, and wants to provide an illo, he knows where to find me.