Aspiring youtuber Vendela decides to get up infront of her high school class and show a disturbing video that disrupts the lesson and causes her teacher Lukas to fear for her life.

This short film has a solid screenwriting, really amazing acting and great directing. It is an emotional rollercoaster, making you change your mind and your feelings multiple times over the 30 minutes of its length. It tells the story of Vendela, a young girl who desperately wants do become YouTube famous – and popular in her school, too. She desires it so badly that she decides to play a cruel prank to one of her teachers, Lukas, a man that ends up being used by his student just for fame. It is so cruel but so realistic that it takes your breath away. You see a teacher caring for its students, interpreting sings of depression in Vendela and desperately wanting to help her go through them – but it is all acted by the aspiring YouTuber, whom plays with her parents too just to convince the man of her problems. It is so amazing how many feelings can be shown in a short film with a few minutes of time, GET READY WITH ME is an all-round story with nothing to envy to a full length film. The end will also leave you speechless: you are ready to catch a glimpse of remorse in the girl, you want to have faith in human feelings, but… In the end, the show must go on and nothing seems to be more important than the fame.

Director: Jonatan Etzler
Country: Sweden
Year: 2019
Running time: 29