Drones in My Backyard 2013
Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman. Snitow-Kaufman Productions
Directed by Alan Snitow
DVD, color, 88 min.
Sr. High - General Adult
Drone Aircraft, Privacy
Date Entered: 12/17/2014Reviewed by Michael Fein, Coordinator of Library Services, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
One afternoon, while sitting in his backyard with family, the producer and narrator of this short production spies a drone lurking in the air above a neighbor’s yard. From the initial shock of this encounter, the narrator embarks on a mildly amusing, but more snarky, stream-of-consciousness reverie/jeremiad/musing on drones and their current and potential future impact on our lives. That’s really about it. 13 minutes that you’ll never get back; the equivalent of 2 – 3 games of Mah Jong Titans, which may be a more useful use of your time. Someone liked this film, since it received an award, but then, sometimes we critics get it wrong. The production is flawless technically, but this reviewer sees this as an extremely marginal purchase.
- Silver Chris Award, Columbus International Film+Video Festival