Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Jaman Winan’s INK

Jaman Winan’s INK

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

When I was a kid I believed I had a personal guardian angel who watched over me and kept me safe.  Seeing INK reminded me of my guardian angel days as it explores the conflict between good and evil and the shadowy netherworld of dreams, nightmares, and overlapping timelines.

The battle portrayed is over the fate of an eight year old girl. She lives with her grandparents. Her workaholic father lost custody of the girl to them after the death of her mother. 

Both “angels” and “devils” pop in and out of the “real-world” and battle over custody of the girl.  Intertwined with all of this is the father’s own personal journey involving anger, guilt, selfishness, and remorse.

What’s impressive about this movie is how incredibly creative its entirety of editing, photography, set design, acting, and costumes are, despite an independent filmmaker’s meager resources.  Even the special effects blend splendidly with the at times frenetic action. 

A surprisingly large cast courses through the story as we gradually learn what’s going on. 

Despite all the creative production details, though, this is a story about characters.

If you want to see something really unusual and creative, check INK out.

Review copyright (c) 2015 by Dennis D. McDonald. Dennis (email ddmcd@outlook.com phone 703-402-7382) is a management consultant based in Alexandria, Virginia. His experience includes consulting company ownership and management, database publishing and data transformation, managing the integration of large systems and databases, corporate technology strategy, social media adoption, statistical research, and IT cost analysis. His clients have included the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Academy of Engineering, General Electric, AIG, the World Bank, Whirlpool, and the National Library of Medicine. He has worked as a project manager, analyst, and researcher throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Egypt, and Hong Kong. His professional web site is here: /.

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