Double Walker

Double Walker
Original title:Double Walker
Director:Colin West
Running time:71 minutes
Release date:12 november 2021
A young Ghost (Sylvie Mix) haunts her cold Midwestern hometown, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death, though her plan is derailed when she meets Jack (Jacob Rice), a kind movie theater usher who inadvertently intercepts as she’s stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on.

Mulder's Review

Discovered this year in the film Poser by Noah Dixon and Ori Segev, the actress Sylvie Mix easily imposes herself as a pure talent who chooses her first films as meticulously as she gives her characters a consistent substance. Thus after a thriller, her second film is again an independent film that she also produced, which is oriented towards a mix between fantasy and horror cinema. 

While the current fantasy cinema plays the card of the more and more spectacular special effects, Double Walker wisely prefers to turn to a more psychological approach and to make the most of a budget that we feel is very limited. However, this does not diminish the emotional and strong impact of this film, which definitely establishes Sylvie Mix as an actress to watch. In Double Walker, she plays a young ghost who haunts the city of Columbus (Ohio) in search of her past and to understand what caused her death. Back from the dead, like a zombie and hiding in a deep silence, she wanders in this city and murders the men she believes responsible for her death. 

The very slow pace of the film gives it a certain charm, as the presence of the actress Sylvie Mix brings to this film its fragility and its undeniable beauty. As the film evolves, we learn that her character will have the choice to relive a day as a mortal or to remain eternally a wandering ghost. In search of his human values but also of his past, his character will make several encounters. Not being able to easily understand the cause of his death, this ghost who was invisible to humans will become visible to some people. The approach of the fantastic cinema by the young director Colin West reveals itself as original as charged with emotions of all kinds.

Certainly the film would have benefited from being longer because its short duration attenuates its scope, but by tackling themes such as domestic violence, wandering souls, Double Walker is a real proposal of independent cinema and above all confirms all the good that we think of this raw talent that is Sylvie Mix.

Double Walker
Written and directed by Colin West
Produced by Sylvie Mix 
Starring Sylvie Mix, Justin Rose, Quinn Armstrong, Jacob Rice, Maika Carter, Joseph Moreland, Darryl A Wright, Layla Pritt, Ralph Scott, Christopher Hatfield, Tina Matthews, Majesty Henry, LeJon Woods, Xiu Xiu Bldr, Kristin Phillips, Shane Thompson, Kris Ryan Inniss, Adam Joseph Turner, Michael McDonald, Connie West 
Music by Mark Hadley
Cinematography : Colin West
Edited by Keara Burton 
Production companies : Sundance alumni Loose Films
Distributed by Cranked up
Release date : November 12, 2021 (USA)
Running time : 71 minutes

Seen on October 15, 2021 (screener press)

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