‘Twelve’ could have easily derailed given its circumstances. 12 separate short films, each helmed by a different director, some overlap in story (but they’re mostly scarce nods to earlier pieces), each with a different tone and approach.
Twelve directors and twelve unique stories all in one film can seem like a daunting task to undertake and manage. Will it work? Does it flow? Should it flow?
‘Twelve’ is a unique film appearing at the IFF Boston. Conceived by Scott Masterson who, along with Steve Oare, produced the film as well, ‘Twelve’ is actually a series of 12 short films, each short taking place in a specific month of the calendar year.
Before the last 5 years, living in Boston, one felt very much removed from the world of film. The festivals here were lower key, the projects that came to the city were few and far between. Something changed. Maybe the world got smaller. Boston no longer feels so removed from that world.