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"Melissa Skirboll's GREETINGS FROM SARAJEVO is a quiet, engaging 10-minute thriller...refuses to reveal easy answers..."
-Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
“It's a seductive scene and Skirboll keeps it seductive with dizzying visuals and a pace that keeps the audience as off-kilter as is the obviously naive yet filled with adventure Fiona,.. While there's no doubt that MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY is a cautionary tale, Skirboll is wise enough to know that we have to feel Fiona's experience to fully appreciate both its seductive qualities and its precarious nature… the script by Jackson and Skirboll is an entertaining gut-check that beautifully balances the film's comic and dramatic moments to perfection.
- Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
"GREETINGS FROM SARAJEVO makes us the judge on the complexity of war crimes and personal revenge......the atrocity becomes personal for us too...the keynotes quicken and elevate the necessity for action... the agreed upon retribution is more complex than it seems...” -Rich Monetti, Take 2 Indie Review
"There’s a confidence that permeates this movie...Driven by excellent, equanimous direction... the true essence of GREETINGS FROM SARAJEVO lies with Melissa Skirboll’s direction and Penny Jackson’s writing. Both of which work in absolute harmony, creating a film which, like its main character, radiates with an assertive self-assurance."
- Darren Tilby, UK Film Review
"“Excitingly constructed and full of spectacle...the excesses of the characters became a cinematic whirlwind. Skirboll maintains a demanding pace, keeping the audience as unbalanced as the central character… knows how to control the flow whilst delivering a film that is consistent with its mission. MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY is a journey through the cocktail glass that we hope to make it back from with our innocence intact."
- Chris Olsen, UK Film Review
"Show and Tell Tango is a beautiful film… intricate… dialogue is genius and reflects the writer’s comprehension of sensitive art. The intermittent tango… enhances the film viewing experience. Melissa Skirboll and Natasha Straley have done a well-organised job of presenting this idea in abstraction. More such films to represent the profound nature of love are essential."
- Utah Film Awards
- Utah Film Awards
Partnership and Collaboration;
A Conversation Between Collaborators
Melissa Skirboll and Penny Jackson
at agnès films