I know, I know, I usually share short stories on Sundays. But film is a form of narrative too! Through YouTube, Vimeo, and similar sites, I think a lot of filmmakers are getting the opportunity to show their chops in the short format. There are some wonderful short films out there, some of which I have shared on this site in the past, and I thought I’d go back to sharing some of them again instead of focusing purely on the written short form.
The aptly named (or at least as far as my blog goes) Sundays is a short film by Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures that was funded via Kickstarter. The narrator of the film begins to discover that his world is not real, much like The Matrix. However, unlike The Matrix, I think this film is far more ominous and portrays a reality that is not only fabricated but also breaking down.
From what I understand, this project was a proof of concept piece, but I think that it was beautifully executed. Visually it is stunning, and I think the concept is quite cool. While I think it is easy to describe this film as “The Matrix” and view it as something that’s been done, I don’t think it strays into any of the same territory as that film and presents a different take of the fake-reality idea.