You might know him as Scorpius Malfoy in the last Harry Potter film (even is we only saw his back), but Bertie has made quite a name for himself as a brilliant and genius filmmaker.
Using YouTube as one of his platforms, he has created some of the most endearing and interesting short films I've ever seen online--and even in cinemas. From the eccentric story lines down to the captivating cinematography, everything about his works genuinely needs to be appreciated and praised. Bertie is no doubt wise beyond his years and his creativity just sets the bar so high for rookie filmmakers; and maybe even for professionals as well. You might never encounter other films just like his and you might never come across another brilliant 17 year old as talented and dedicated as Bertie Gilbert.
One of my personal favorite films of his is Tick Where It Hurts which is about two brothers who make music together, and after the more charismatic and "likeable" brother kills himself, we get to see the struggling coping process of the repressed brother as he deals with the other's death. What I really like about this film, as Bertie himself said, is that it somewhat symbolizes two sides or versions of yourself: the confident one and the insecure one. So this film kind of shows us what's it like when that confidence ceases to exist and all that is left of us is our own inhibitions.
Another one would be Grey Area that tells a story of a boy trying to help his best friend out with a film due the next day but fails to focus because he just broke up with his girlfriend, or that's what he tells him. His best friend gets annoyed by the lack of initiative and effort, but the truth is [spoiler alert].....his friend is gay and his boyfriend just died. This is a really raw and honest portrayal of coming out to someone close to you and I think Bertie just gets it.
I'm also very excited to watch his upcoming film with Jack Howard and Chris Kendall entitled Rocks That Bleed. Based on the trailer, I think it's a story about two brothers trying to communicate after a long time, but then again I'm not sure what it really is about. We just have to wait and see. Who knows what plot twists might occur. Although, the trailer is so emotionally inducing that, from experience, it can actually make you cry. The film will be released in the next few days so I suggest you subscribe to Bertie now!
I cannot stress enough how talented and inspiring Bertie Gilbert is, and what's amazing is that his films just get better every time and you actually see improvement in every single one. I genuinely hope that you take the time to watch his films because they're all so outstanding and I also hope that you see just how sensational of a filmmaker Bertie is.
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- Reign Gonzales
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