Heart-wrenching Short Film by Two Hofstra University Students

By Jillian Mason, Arizona State University

The short film “But You Didn’t” is based off of the anonymous poem of the same name. The short film, so moving and passionate, depicts a young woman expressing her feelings of hope throughout sorrow about a man who never left, despite what she did. In the end, the film concludes with a heartfelt message that leaves viewers searching for the nearest tissue box.  ryanlopezs

The film took the efforts of the Producing and Directing collaboration of Ryan Lopez and Henry Hoffend, with Ryan adapting the poem for the screen. The poem his film originated from can be viewed here: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/but-you-didnt.

Not only is this film compacted with emotion in its five minute run, it has pretty decent, if not extremely creative cinematography. The sound and music, by Alex Luber is carefully constructed as well, adding even more of that hopeful, yet sad feeling the film leaves viewers with.ryanmovvie

Ryan Lopez, is a sophomore at Hofstra University in New York City. He is currently studying to receive his bachelors in film studies and production. Ryan has also produced and directed a few other short films such as “Tattoos” (2014), “The Don” (2013), and “Crime Scene Investigators” (2012).

In an interview with Ryan, he expressed his hopes for his film. “I’ve had a few people tell me that they cried from the film. We put a lot of work into it, I want to get this movie out there and to make it big.”

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