Short Film of the Day: Tick Tock

Why Watch? Because everything falls away in the face of your own death.

This student short film shows some of the pitfalls of student filmmaking, but it also displays a clever use of a gimmick, some impressive camerawork, and a mystery that unfolds into a greater story.

Told in reverse, a young man tries to tie up all of his loose ends before shuffling off his mortal coil. The words flashing over different parts of the story are a bit unnecessary, but overall, it’s a sci-fi-feeling drama without the science fiction that asks a question about what’s important in our own lives.

What does it cost? Just 4 minutes of your time.

Check out Tick Tock for yourself:

Tick Tock (2011)

Trust us. You have time for more short films.

Hat tip to reader Hector P. for sending this our way. If you have a suggestion for a short film of the day, send it my way.

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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