Alina Foley, Real Life Ten-Year-Old, Made an Awesome Movie
11:10 am, January 24th | by Kady Ruth Ashcraft
What were you doing when you were ten-years-old? Personally, I was eagerly anticipating the co-ed overnight field trip my class would be taking in five months, mentally preparing myself to have the most fun a pre-pre-teen in the state of Maryland could have. Apparently today’s ten-year-olds have their lives a bit more together, setting their sights on more productive things than “stand near a boy and breathe the same air as him.” Take Alina Foley, daughter of Kids In The Hall comedian Dave Foley: she just wrote and directed an adorable five-minute sketch starring her father. Dear readers, I present you, Mr. Heavyfoot Goes to Buy Milk (M. Piedlourd Va Achete du Lait).
The silent short boasts some top-notch physical comedy and narrative that is charming, albeit simple. It’s a pretty awesome accomplishment for a ten-year-old girl; it almost makes me wish I was more creatively productive as a child. Then again, any film I made at that age would have been a pre-hormonal love story about my fifth grade crush holding my hand on a hay-wagon. Maybe it’s better that those fantasies stayed stashed away in my journal.