Profile of a Killer is a 2012 Crime drama directed by
Caspian Tredwell-Owen. It was filmed with a low budget but it is able to achieve more than you’d expect due to the writing and acting.
There are quite a few flaws along the way and some of the minor characters seem to be fresh out of acting school, but the main cast is believable you actually care what happens to them.
The killer is an intriguing character as well. There were times when I went from hating to sympathizing with him in a matter of seconds. I give major kudos to the actor(withheld due to possible spoilers) for managing to take me on a ride with his/her performance.
The plot has a decent pacing to it but there are times when scenes feel completely unnecessary. The running time isn’t overly long though, so even the scenes that hang around for a moment or two longer than they should are over rather quickly. For every scene that feels disjointed and convoluted, there is another scene afterwards that gets the film back on track. The first 15 minutes of the film are completely hit and miss, but it manages to get much better after that.
I wish this film had a higher budget because I can appreciate everything that the Director was going for. There are a few ideas that could probably have been fleshed out a little bit better, but it never detracts from the overall feel and flow of the film.
Profile of a Killer succeeded in holding my interest for the duration of its runtime and it made me curious to see how the story would play out and end. It’s not perfect by any means, but it is definitely worth a watch. Recommended.