I just finished watching this gorgeous short film about a creature who is given a short period of time to create a companion for himself and breathe life into her. There is music but no dialogue in this piece. You can watch it with the volume turned off if necessary. I don’t want to give away spoilers but I will send a short private message to anyone who requires a written description of what happens.
Done watching? Let’s talk.
It’s amazing to me how accurately a five-minute film can capture the dull ache of loneliness, the pinch of overdue anticipation, the slightest whisper of hope. I’ve seen feature length films take two hours to cover the breadth of emotions this piece touches on in the first two minutes. Lately I’ve become jaded when it comes to watching fictionalized stories on a big (or small) screen. I’d rather not watch anything at all than know at the beginning of a TV show or movie exactly how the plot is going to unfold. Surprise me or I’ll stop watching.
The Maker was so good I thought I’d make it the subject of today’s post.
What do you look for in a good story? Have you found yourself growing pickier about the TV shows or movies you watch? What are the best shows you’ve seen lately?