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The Backhand

Directed by Ken Amlin
Narrative Short
Canada | 8 min | 2022

When two mobsters kidnap the wrong guy and need to get rid of him before the boss finds out, they’re distracted over the meaning of a forehand slap vs a backhand.

The Backhand is a fun short film that allowed me to play with different techniques of visual storytelling that I’ve grown to love. With inspiration coming from Edgar Wright, Sam Rami, Guy Richie I aimed at creating something that would be as fun to watch as the films they are all known for. We had a blast making this short film and I hope you enjoy watching it just as much.

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The Backhand -Ken AmlinKen Amlin

Since jumping into the film making career path in 2008, Ken Amlin has self produced and directed dozens of award winning short films and music videos with the production company he co-founded, Smog Town Films.

Film Information

Director: Ken Amlin
Country: Canada
Year: 2022
Language: English
Runtime: 8 min.
Rated:  PG-13


Writer: Ken Amlin
Producer: Ken Amlin, Lucas Jones, Heath Camlis, Kory Bessette
Cinematography: Ken Amlin
Editor: Ken Amlin

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
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