The massive popularity of superhero stories has pervaded the big and small screens alike in recent years, and that trend shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. And yet creative filmmakers are still finding innovative ways to present unique, original narratives set within the superhero theme. Case in point is Jeff Cassidy‘s new short film Sidekick, which stars Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Tom Cavanagh (The Flash), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), and newcomer Christian Michael Cooper (Prison Break).
The superheroic cast was assembled under Cassidy, a member of The Flash‘s camera crew, to tell the 15-minute comic book-inspired tale that a father (Dallas) creates to teach a tough lesson to his young son (Michael Cooper). Cavanagh makes a wonderfully dark turn as the villain of the piece while Bett Rickards plays wife, mother, and damsel in distress. This short film is definitely worth a watch, so do yourself a favor and set aside 15 minutes.
Watch Sidekick in its entirety below:
“SIDEKICK” starring Josh Dallas, Emily Bett Rickards, Tom Cavanagh and Christian Michael Cooper. Directed by Jeff Cassidy.
Sidekick is a short film about a struggling father who uses a bedtime story to impart an important life lesson to his son.
And check out some behind-the-scenes video and images from Sidekick:
An exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the short film Sidekick starring Josh Dallas, Emily Bett Rickards, Tom Cavanagh and Christian Michael Cooper.
Director: Jeff Cassidy
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