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'The Order' is a short film being featured at the Montreal Short Film Awards directed by Jean Buschmann. It's touted as "strangely timely".

‘The Order’ directed by Jean Buschmann: A must-watch film

The Order is a short film being featured at the Montreal Short Film Awards. The short is directed by Jean Buschmann and has the very compelling tagline “If all the world’s a stage, who’s behind the curtain?”

The Order follows a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing. However, when he goes missing is what makes the event even more suspicious. The boyfriend had been researching a controversial conspiracy theory when he disappeared. Worried, the girlfriend goes to her father in the hopes he can help her.

The script Buschmann used had won multiple awards including Best Mystery Crime Pitch, and a spot on a Top 20 Short Screenplays list. Also, remember how we loved the tagline? Turns out others did too, since it won Logline of the Year.

Because the script had done so well Buschmann said it, “prompted me to take on the challenge of somehow transforming a stagnant mini stage play into a somewhat cinematic short film”.

Jean Buschmann goes on to say, “And what an exhilarating challenge it was! Especially given the talented cast and crew I had the tremendous pleasure of working with. While also having some fun paying tribute to the French Film Movement that emerged from cinéma vérité.”

Buschmann’s goal as a filmmaker is to tell riveting and socially relevant stories that hopefully also pack a powerful punch. She says, “I’m both humbled and honored to have received a few accolades for screenwriting over the years.”

The artist statement:

“This film plays with mystery, irony, and misdirection while moving toward three plot twists. Two likely memorable, one possibly unforeseeable and unforgettable . . . It’s also strangely timely. (So much so that some are calling it the 2019 film that predicted 2020.)”

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  • CONGRATS to the phenomenal cast & crew! Any accolades this film receives is largely due to ALL of you.
    It was a joy and a pleasure to work with such a talented team. ~ J.

    August 3, 2020
  • I completely agree J., but this was your script, your vision, and your edit. So KUDOS to you. Great job!

    August 6, 2020
  • Thank you for doing this great write up of an incredible collaboration! As an actor, working in Jean’s film has been a defining growth and learning moment for me. I can’t wait for everyone to watch this story that’s very pertinent and reflective of our current times.

    August 7, 2020
  • Thank you so much for the review! Working with Jean, Ahana and Ruben on this project was one of the cooler experiences of my career. I hope to team up again and am so excited to share this film with my friends and colleagues!

    August 10, 2020

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