Three years ago, I started this blog. Since then, it has attracted attention from new filmmakers from all over the world. I've had the privilege of talking to incredibly talented people -- stars from TV's "Shameless", "Dallas", and "Doctor Who", among others -- and I've reviewed about 160 short films to date.
But all good things must come to an end.
If you already have sent your film to me, don't worry -- I still plan on reviewing it. But once I've cleared out my inbox, that's the end of Forest City Short Film Review.
I'm proud of what I've accomplished, sure, but more than that I'm proud of what all you filmmakers have done over the years to bring a few minutes of entertainment to the world.
And on that note, I want to take a second to address something that a lot of people seem to get confused about. Don't ever let someone tell you a movie critic's job is to simply state whether he or she likes a movie or not. Any idiot can have an opinion. A true movie critic deconstructs a creative work into its moving parts and figures out where it went wrong and what was just right -- and most importantly, WHY.
If my criticism and advice helped you grow as a filmmaker, then I've done my job properly, and that makes me happy.
Thank you for your support over the years!

Your friend in film,

Nicholas La Salla
Forest City Film Review

Thanks for reading! I'm a screenwriter and script consultant. Most recently, I've worked with LMC Productions and Mad Antz Films in Australia. I helped mold Goodybag Productions' award winning screenplay "The Teacher" and Michael Maguire's feature length script "The Wolfpack", which is still in development.

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