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Synopsis: Hugh Prescott is an up and coming online reviewer who gets bullied by not only social media, but by those close to him. As Hugh becomes a joke to everyone around him, he starts to turn into something he never expected. How much will he take? Will he let this negativity ruin him? Or will he take a stand?



Run Time

22 minutes


Matthias Campbell (Hugh Prescott)
Libby Anderson (Heidi)
Joseph Calderone (Clancy)
Cara Jaye (Nita)
Nicholas Leung (Tav)

Directed by

Sean O'Brien

Produced by

Vincent Gonzalez


Nicole Dark

Director's Statement

Critic is a representation of the world we’re living in now. People get bullied and harassed for their profession, having a different opinion or for being who they are. It’s about living in a world where you feel voiceless and how a person overcomes that.

Director's Bio

Sean O’Brien is a young filmmaker from Long Island, New York. Since childhood, he has had a deep passion for film, television and storytelling. By middle school, he realized that he can make content just like the filmmakers he looked up to. As a teenager, he spent his years making homemade movies and going to film programs. He studied film at Five Towns College and the School of Visual Arts. Usually he is a video editor who loves working in post production. On the side he makes his own short films and helps his friends with their projects as well.

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