Following behind the back of a paranoid, neurotic man named Terry as he wanders through the streets of Manhattan. His past memories and irrational inner thoughts soon plague his every move. By channeling a form of mental time travel, Terry attempts to overcome these past anxieties.

Nominated for the Tribeca X Award

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Director / Writer / Editor - Paul Trillo
Producer / Editor - Jason Smith
Executive Producer - Corwin Carroll
Production Company - Big Block
Director of Photography - Ed David
AC / Grip - John Larson
Sound - Jared Arnold
PA - Reed Penney
PA - Ian Herman
Casting Director - Olivia Lloyd
Wardrobe Manager - Angelique Pesce
Production Designer - Ben Stange
Composer - John Morgan (johnstevenmorgan.bandcamp.com/)
Sound Design - Gisela Fulla-Silvestre
Title Design - Shyama Golden

Special Thanks - Kenny Solomon, Todd Wiseman & Hayden5, Vimeo Staff, Olympus

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91 Comments

gpp

gpp

Great story. Perfectly composed and c. graded footage.

Bruce Lemieux

Bruce Lemieux

Man you've got a lot of crazy wonderful madness zipping through your head -- really enjoyed it.

tudano

tudano Plus

Amazing! Great idea and execution! Well done!

Paul Trillo

Paul Trillo Plus

Awesome. Word. Thanks Jeff. Yeah it's amazing what these tiny camera can do these days.

Rob Munday

Rob Munday

Amazing work Paul, reminded me technically of 'God View' - love how the perspective really gets inside the protagonist's mindspace

Paul Trillo

Paul Trillo Plus

Yeah that's such a great short. That was also a technique I wanted to explore but that film did it so well it's useless. :)

Today 44

Today 44

What a wonderful piece, I really like the constant chatter of his mind and the fact that it he "fears nothing" but worries about everything.

Michael Boamah

Michael Boamah

"I worry that I worry too much" // great line
Is the character named George Costanza ?

Michael Puzzo

Michael Puzzo

Groovy! I think that actor is gonna be the next George Clooney. Or the next Back of George Clooney's Head.

Kym Shafer

Kym Shafer

This was awesome, love the cinematography. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ed David

Ed David Plus

that goes to Paul - for the record the final shot was Paul's idea and it really paid off.

Baker Team

Baker Team

cool color grade! Who made CC in this project?

Paul Trillo

Paul Trillo Plus

Thanks! Graded in After Effects using Magic Bullet Film and Colorista.

Chris

Chris

I really don't know what to think of this. I was quite confused to be honest with you. I'm in the process of procrastinating right now and it feels really good to say that publicly, well I guess this public, well open to the public at least. Well the people in public who have access to Vimeo. Anyways, I don't know what I'm saying. But I enjoyed the point of view concept, but not sure what to think about the themes.

Chris Jeffries

Chris Jeffries Plus

Fantastic - loved the transference of neurosis - Directors Notes comment +1

Thijs Vrij

Thijs Vrij

Wow Paul, amazing film.
Loved how you used our 3rdPersonView camera mount to capture this film.
Thijs Vrij / SailVideoSystem

Alex Young

Alex Young

I love the constant pace of this film, also the great use of dynamic framing from behind his back, it was a fresh and innovate way of filming!

HAVU

HAVU PRO

One of the best shorts I've seen this year, the style they chose to shoot fits the script perfectly, and as a whole I think it makes for a great conversation about what being human means. Also have to say great job on camera and grading.

Blame4000

Blame4000

La snorricam? Cela me fait beaucoup penser à son utilisation dans Schyzophrenia.

Tina Kadoic

Tina Kadoic

Really good! Creative! Like it a lot!

Simon

Simon

That was AWESOME! Love how much you learn about the character in such a short time.

Aamir Bilal

Aamir Bilal

It was amazing. The theme was engrossing.

badman

badman

I'm just amazed over how people just see what ever is fed to them and they just applaud like a fucking bunch of monkeys (no offense Cheetah) without no discerning knowledge about things that happen outside their faceblog circle!! This might be (ok it is) a good short film...but it's not a new creative take on shooting a film. And as far as I've seen the filmmaker has not been promoting this a as a thing of genius, he has however, not stopped everyone else from proclaiming him a innovator...
And for all of you who could bother to read as far as this. Gaspar Noé Enter the Void 2009!!! Again, and I know, this is ancient history for many of you...2009!! Check it out.

Cheers

Jeff Orig

Jeff Orig Plus

Are you referring to the snorricam or the first person POV way of telling a story?

Benjamin Pearson

Benjamin Pearson

Big fan of your work, i completely agree with you!! Great videoπŸ”₯πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Martin Matej

Martin Matej

Thank you Olympus and all other participating for putting a camera to hands of real filmmakers and letting them show us how much can be done with this camera! Your stabilisation and form factor is awesome. Just add some nice quality 4k and some slow motion and I am sold!

Luca Poldelmengo

Luca Poldelmengo

Very beautiful. Which picture profile and camera settings was used? Did you recorded externally via hdmi?

Kipara Production

Kipara Production

what a cool idea and what a beautiful realization.
congrats.

Noah Leanti

Noah Leanti

that's one of THE BEST pov i've ever seen in my FUCKING LIFE! how can be possible that a bunches of ppl it's can create a genius thing like this?? I have to say that i'm excited as hell and i'm really near to cry on my hands. Thank you for having given me this powerful gift! Peaceyo

Peter West

Peter West Plus

yes, the edit is very nice. I love the shot with the squirrel beyond the fence, great screwed up little moments. Must have been fun to shoot. I wish the conversation with the silent man had gone somewhere, and I wish it had been earlier in the movie. So it frustrated me. I have a feeling that means you succeeded in your objective. So, yes, congrats. You kicked ass. (and I loved the focused time travel moment. Perfect timing there!)

Adewole A. Abioye

Adewole A. Abioye

Inventive and beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed this work. Thank you

Martin MacIntosh

Martin MacIntosh

Fantastic short. somewhat reminded me of Coppola's "The Conversation".

Resstone

Resstone

Hello, I am a filmmaker from China. When I saw this video, I really like it,that's awesome.
I want to ask you, how to ensure the synchronization of camera movement and character?
And how to ensure that the distance between the camera and the character is always the same?
I really want to know the answers, I hope you can help me, thank you!

AlexandriaLanai

AlexandriaLanai

Lolol, this is hilarious! Dude needs help for sure, but it's interesting. Is this guy for real or a fictitous character? I literally laughed out loud at the napkin following him. Hahah.

Freddie Wen

Freddie Wen

Awesome! The angle is super fun.Paul, could you possibly share with us what kind of snorricam were you using? Thanks a lot!

Thomas R. Wood

Thomas R. Wood PRO

OH man I remember Ed showing me this when we worked together one time. Can't believe how much you got outta this guy with all that rig and ED right behind him.

TobyLockerbie

TobyLockerbie Plus

Just love this, thanks for making such a beautiful little film Paul.

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