"★★★★....Jacob Switzer delivers a chillingly real performance as an isolated kid in ONLY."
Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine
"★★★★… the kids respond with impressively
unaffected performances. They truly seem
to be listening to each other.”
Adam Nayman, EYE Weekly
"★★★★...ONLY is a window into a more innocent time that never feels that way until you've passed through to the other side, to the afterlife known as adulthood."
National Post, Chris Knight
"★★★...ONLY is a sweet, subtle and perceptive movie (which) manages to say some things about growing up in a way that's fresh and sincere."
The Star, Jason Anderson
NOW's Best of 2009
"Best Argument for Self-Distribution: ONLY" Norman Wilner
“I hope programmers in America take the
time to catch up with this little gem of a
movie and that ONLY finds its way to
Tom Hall, IndieWire
"Every time I see a film like ONLY, my faith in cinema is restored."
Michael Tully, www.hammertonail.com
“An extraordinary example [of independent
Erminio Fischetti, Iniziativa, Roma
“First-time feature filmmakers Veninger
and Reynolds have a firm grasp on finding
the magic in life's mundane details.”
Janis Cole, NOW Magazine.
“ONLY gently unfolds to become a deft –
and blunt – exploration of the anxious yet
romantic world of teens.”
R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail
“This beautiful, natural little film didn't
just remind me of being twelve. I actually
had some kind of physical chemical
reaction and felt twelve again.”
“This movie is a dandelion, a firefly, a first
kiss, something real that warms you with
a gorgeous soundtrack.”
IMDB, Greg Bryk
"The performances are fantastic... ONLY is a truly lovely and charming movie, the type of film that really sneaks up on you and wins you over."
CBC Metro Morning, Jesse Wente
"Superbly attuned to the emotional vulnerability and tentative exploration of the 'tween years."
The Globe and Mail, Kate Taylor
“ONLY felt like the ultimate "Canadian" film… because it subtly captures what makes our culture and country so truly distinct.” Greg Klymkiw, Canadian Film Centre
"... the talent behind the camera shows an understanding and experience far beyond that of most independent cinema".
EXCLAIM, Robert Bell.
"ONLY is invaluable. A pearl in a sea of mud magno."
Alberto Figliolia, tellusfolio.it
"This is a film you have to experience. You don’t just see it, or watch it. You experience it."
Steve Veale, filmthrill.ca
pUNK Films presents ONLY Introducing Jacob Switzer and Elena Hudgins Lyle
Director of Photography Ian Anderson Editor Aren Hansen Casting Marissa Richmond
Sound Editor Emiliano Paternostro Executive Produced by Ankur Sharma
Story by Ingrid Veninger Featuring Music by Wee Golden, Bebop Cowboys,
Laura Repo & The Blue Healers, The Envelopes, Joanne Mackell, Ecstatic Sunshine, Blackblack,
High Places, Woods,My Two Toms & Menomena
Written, Directed, Produced by Ingrid Veninger and Simon Reynolds
2008 Canada 73 minutes English Colour HD Stereo
© 2008 pUNK Films Inc.
Past Theatrical Screenings
IASI, Romania (Competition)