Why Watch? This short would probably be worth it merely to hear Bryan Cranston‘s noir-perfect voice deliver lines like a construction worker shoved into a tutu, but the work from director Brandon Polanco has a moodiness to it that pushes beyond the star power.
In Writer’s Block, Cranston plays a screenwriter suffering from the titular malady who invents a mystery woman to help him through the pain. Then, he sees her in real life.
Suggestive and angsty, it’s shot in black and white with a crisp angle toward accentuating the writer’s aggravation (and loneliness). There’s a clear hint of Lynch to all of it, and it unsurprisingly leaves a palpable sense of unease on the tip of your tongue. An intriguing flick, it also has an interesting backstory to its production (which you can read more about here) as a contest Cranston held for production assistants working on Cold Comes the Night. Getting Walter White to star in your script is a hell of a prize.
What Will It Cost? About 13 minutes.
Thanks to reader Mike R. for sending this our way.
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