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Review: ‘The Marked’ is a short film starring Kristoffer Polaha

“The Marked” is a new short film starring acclaimed actor Kristoffer Polaha, who also co-produced it, and Emily Swallow.

Kristoffer Polaha in 'The Marked'
Kristoffer Polaha in 'The Marked.' Photo Credit: Good & Faithful Productions
Kristoffer Polaha in 'The Marked.' Photo Credit: Good & Faithful Productions

“The Marked” is a new short film starring acclaimed actor Kristoffer Polaha, who also co-produced it, and Emily Swallow.

The short was written and directed by Reggie Austin, who also stars as Trey. Hallmark actor Kristoffer Polaha stars as Carter opposite Emily Swallow (“The Mandalorian” and “Supernatural”) as Meredith, and Wesley Moss as Ivy.

The synopsis is: In uncertain times, a father wrestles with the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to give his daughter a chance at survival.

This dystopian, sci-fi story delves beyond the surface. It is quite compelling, and it is rich in symbolism if one pays close attention. It deserves recognition in the independent film festival circuit. Wesley Moss delivers a breakout performance as Ivy, where a true star is born.

Kristoffer Polaha and Emily Swallow are equally remarkable as Carter and Meredith, and kudos to Reggie Austin for his portrayal of Trey, and for bringing all of these mysterious and complex characters to life.

This is one of those short movies that viewers would wish was longer; in fact, it ought to be a full-length feature film someday.

“The Marked” is well worth more than just a passing glance. It is evident that this project was a labor of love for all involved.

“The Marked” is available to watch by clicking here.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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