There is something about the short film Little Green Street that feels less homage to a legend and more a modern reworking of a lost script. Charlie being respected for his script writing, gags and creative capacity that could and frequently did, create more stories than was possible to film in the time he had, it does make you wonder about the possibility of this as a viewer, which is a hallmark of the films team who have created something that could easily be original to the man himself and deserves kudos on this level.
The silent era to some degree in its early days could and is often referred to as being the Chaplin era. With companies emulating and creating characters with both male and female actors playing the part heavily inspired by the Iconic Little tramp. and a little close scrutiny we can see this in the film, although it is artfully played to a point where you don’t notice it overtly.
Little Green Street has a similar vibe of this emulation but the hallmarks and clarity of the character is captured sympathetically and does (in my own case) leave me wondering was this a fresh film paying tribute to a legend or perhaps a lost Chaplin……The characters have all the same traits and signs that become synonymous with the Great Chaplin himself from the Keystone(esque) cop to the wilting woman who ensnares Charlie with her demur feminine whiles.
Created by Alexandra Queen is an actress/filmmaker based in London, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama/Theatre Studies from the University of Huddersfield, England. Alexandra works as an actress/filmmaker for her own film production company, founded in 2015 when she decided to make her debut short film, ''DID''. She also works as a part-time assistant at a modern art gallery. She is currently developing the sequel to ''Little Green Street'', as well as adapting the short story ''Captain Bones'' by Eric Maple, based on folklore stories and urban legends. She is inspired by auteurs who have established their own vision and personal style in cinema history, such as Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock. Alexandra's great ambition is to establish her own distinctive style in film making, as well as in acting, that will inspire and influence other women filmmakers and actresses around the world.
Little Green Street is an interesting short that has the nostalgia angle well covered and gives a nod to a creative genius of yesteryear whilst still having a modern feel with the digital shoot, cleverly structured the overall feel of the film is pleasant and heartwarming a true tribute to the man behind the tramp and worthy of watching for the smile it will create in its simplicity.
To learn more about the team behind the film see their Facebook page for Little Green Street.