Containing some brilliantly crafted noir-style cinematography, “The Day We Disappear” is a unique, memorable short film, the type that lingers in your mind afterwards. The synopsis is simple: a melancholy artist is out at a sushi bar and unexpectedly gets drugged. From then on, his world gets pulled out from under him, making it hard to identify what is real and what is just in his mind. As the audience, we are brought along for the ride; mesmerized by the haunting, dark images before us. And the explosive soundtrack is just icing on the cake.
Derrick Damions is sheer perfection as the lead role. His fiery, intense eyes speak volumes; even when he doesn’t. If you get a chance, “The Day We Disappear” is definitely a film to see.