Short Film Of The Day: ‘Cut Off’ is Noir in a Bathrobe

Why Watch? Smartly shot with an engaging lead this short film from Takashi Doscher brings a story literally to life. In it, an author consumed by writing his next novel ignores the real world at his own peril, and when his work bleeds into reality, he’ll have to deal with some severe consequences.

It flashes with a noir sensibility and style but manages a lot of humor without crossing the line into parody. With subtle nods and a nice mirroring technique, it’s clever work that’s got a great eye for location, art direction, and camera work.

What will it cost? Only 7 minutes.

Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films.

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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