Short Film of the Day: Long Distance

Why Watch? Because the most important thing is family.

The less said about this short, the better. It’s clear when the little girl picks up the phone to speak with her father that something’s wrong, but writer/director Dick Maas isn’t quick to give the story’s secrets away.

It resembles a Richard Matheson short story (but even mentioning its name might give away the twist here for fans familiar with his work), and it’s a strong execution of a keen, spooky idea.

What does it cost? Just 5 minutes of your time.

Check out Long Distance for yourself:


Trust us. You have time for more short films.

Hat tip to Brian Kelley from Gordon and the Whale for suggesting this one.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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