Short Film of the Day: The Study

Why Watch? If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that I’ve been focusing on the London Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge lately, and it’s because I’m obsessed with it. There are a heaping pile of 48 hour film challenges in the world, but few produce so many examples of professional-grade shorts.

The sci-fi slant also helps out.

This short from director Stefan Haselwimmer is soft light and piano music that hinges on the devastating smile of a young woman drinking a cup of tea. You’ll need to look for explanations in the film itself, but it’s more suggestive than overt, and the ending leaves questions (and a life) up in that piano key-filled air.

What Will It Cost? Just 4 minutes of your time.

Check out The Study for yourself:

THE STUDY (2011)

Trust us. You have 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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