‘The Wrong Guy‘ is an indie short film directed by Alejandro Montoya Marin. One of the cool things about this movie was that it was made during the pandemic with Marin directing from home. The production was handled by the Push Start Films and With Whippersnapper Productions.
Daniel (John Kaler) is a seemingly mild-mannered bank loan officer who is a loving husband to his wife Ana (Aurora Antonio). However, Daniel has a dark side. He is always chasing revenge and one day, he is cut off in traffic by a man he identifies as Richard (Kirk Fox). However, Richard also has a dark side and the two men soon find themselves in a battle of wits.
It is impressive that Marin directed this from home. It would tempt any director into taking a “hands off” approach, but you could tell that this was not the case here. The short film was made with focus and care. He definitely has honed his craft and made it flow very easily.
I will say, the humor was a little off-beat at times, but I still had a great time. It grabs you and does not let you go. You better buckle up, but I promise, it will be one fun ride. I especially liked the showdown between Daniel and his boss at a scene in the bank. That was incredibly well-written and acted. This indie short is such a great time and I think you will enjoy it.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, Some gore, Strong foul language
Check out the trailer below:
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