Short Film Review- 43,000 Feet (2012)

When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.

I am so glad that I found this eight minute short through a tweet by Tribeca. Honestly, it is a gem. It has beautiful visuals and truly an amazing narrative. John Wilkins, our statistician, is narrating us these stories and plans all while falling at 43,000 ft from a plane. What could possibly be on his mind as he awaits the inevitable? Well, you’re about to find out. He’ll run us through the preliminary in his head and make you think a little bit of what you would do in the same position… The cinematography is so interesting and well played. It tags along as help with the story, framing its flow to align with the graphics and becoming parallel with his voice, polishing the film. You’re watching it with your undivided attention and before you know it, it’s over. Watch it again and it becomes better. Appreciate every little part of this brilliant project!

This short film was directed by Campbell Hooper and funded by the New Zealand Film Commission.


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