Friday, September 30, 2011

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Sign Language (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

This week we have for you a really charming and sweet look at love in the most random of places. Here is a 5-minute live action British short called, Sign Language from filmmaker, Stephen Fellows. This is a heartwarming look at being happy with your job no matter what it is and the innocence of fresh love and taking chances.

Here we have a story about a 'sign board guy', a man who's job it is to stand on London's Oxford Street holding up signs, a man who spends his life making daily sale announcements but is too shy to talk to the girl handing out flyers across the street. It's just tons of simple fun and won a bunch of UK short film awards in 2010 and its easy to see why. You have to have a cold empty heart not to smile at this one. It just feels like a shorter and simpler version of the 2006 film, Once.

Check this out if you're in the mood to see a sweet form of innocent love in a jaded world. Check this out if you're sitting in your office unhappy with what you're doing because its how you perceive your job that affects everything around you. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, Sign Language.

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