Dr Easy

Why Watch? In a different world, this short film exists as a fairly standard police negotiation thriller, but through blunt force editing and a very cool robot, writer/directors Jason Groves, Chris Harding and Richard Kenworthy have created something worth cheering about.

With sirens blaring, a metal E.T.-looking automaton works its way up a staircase to an apartment where a bleeding man is slouching desperately against the window. The full force of the police is outside, but Dr. Easy attempts to offer medical assistance and talk the man down from what he’s about to do.

Tight as a drum, this movie cracks on with a direct mystery and high stakes, placing the slightest twist on a common genre. That CGI twist makes all the difference. Dr. Easy itself is integrated with precision (except a few dodgy bits near the end) and becomes a warm blue tractor beam alongside a situation that grips you by the wrist and refuses to let go. Amazing work.

What Will It Cost? About 8 minutes.

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