Superheroes are in the zeitgeist; there is no shortage of film or television featuring caped characters from Marvel and DC Comics and looks as if it will continue this was as long as the films keep making money. With the massive influx of superhero tales into the big and small screens, there is still room for originality, creativity, and heart as we are shown in Jeff Cassidy’s new short film Sidekick. The 15-minute superhero short features the familiar faces of Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Tom Cavanagh (The Flash), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), and newcomer Christian Michael Cooper.
The short is full of action, tension, love, and pain as it tells the narrative of a father (Dallas) using the power of storytelling to teach his son (Cooper) a lesson on life and loss.
Watch the full short, Sidekick, below: