In this film, the character has done something so bad that he tries to run from his life and all that it entails… but his life has other plans for him.
I personally prefer movies that do not "spoonfeed" the viewer, and so I chose not to show what actually had happened to the character, allowing the viewer to interpret the story as they wish.
At the beginning of the film I used longer cuts and built up the climax with shorter cuts, more flashbacks, louder & faster music, the heartbeat & panting, etc, in order to get the viewer's own pulse to quicken too as the story develops. I used a tripod at points where the viewer needs to get a good perspective of the location, and then handheld when I filmed the flashbacks as I wanted a more panicked, rough effect. On the closeups I held the camera lower so as to make the character seem bigger and more dramatic, whereas I held the camera higher in the bathroom flashbacks so as to make him seem smaller and more vulnerable. When editing I gave the flashbacks a greenish tint so as to separate them from the present-time action.
The music, by Ruin Roads, is from ccmixter.org so it is licensed under Creative Commons. Because the music is such an integral part of the film I chose to edit the clips to fit the beats – almost as if it were a music-video.
(I'd recommend having the volume up properly so that you can hear the bits at the end properly..)