Why Watch? Finally, finally, finally someone has made a movie set within the film industry that’s ridiculous enough to be entertaining. Not that there haven’t been some great Hollywood-featuring films in the past, but it’s been a while since one has spent long enough crafting a concept beyond inside baseball to really be worthwhile. And it turns out it’s not rocket surgery either. This short from Kirk Sullivan features a young production assistant getting treated like a young production assistant when a big shot executive visits. When a masked thief takes off with a big bag of cash meant for the crew, the PA gets a chance to prove himself a hero and get his script into the right hands as a result.

So, yes, it’s high concept, and it’s a lot of fun. It spends just enough time introducing us to our PA (Patrick J. Adams) before dropkicking the heist into easy action. From there, they cut to a crazy chase, but with studio effects available everywhere, the whole thing becomes believably unbelievable (explosions and all). Fortunately, this tale is more than just a foot race because it has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Sure there are some inside jokes, but even they get used to add to the playful nature of a well-shot, well-written short film set on a set.

What will it cost? Around 10 minutes.

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