Why Watch? If this short from Greg Hanson were a person, it would be a punk singer in crushed velvet doing a set at the Holiday Inn lounge. Style is on the menu here, using the story of a vinyl collector (William A. Carlson) losing a treasured album (and then his mind) as a basic backdrop for some dark themes and inventive design. 

In place of a narrator, ransom note letters spell out the inner monologue, but the stylization also serves a purpose in making the over-the-top reactions seem a bit more normal. The acting is a bit awkward at times, but overall, it’s a killer satire of a particular brand of passionate collectors with its tongue shoved so hard in its cheek that it draws blood.

What will it cost? Only 9 minutes.

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