Lie Down and Die | 2011 | dir. Kyle Sanderson | Length: 6:41
A tilt towards the sky leaves us with the final image of Lie Down and Die. But don’t be dissuaded, it’s a melancholy narration but full of quirky Wes Anderson-style imagery with an encouraging story about finding peace in tragedy and ill fate.
What happens when you have a bad job and worse boyfriend? A young woman is an artist forced to get an office job—and to wrangle her wayward boyfriend, a musician with a very bad attitude.
How To Keep Your Day Job is another short film (based on a short story by Rebecca Rosenblum) we saw and loved at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival. A lighthearted instructional comedy (until it’s not) that captures the soul-sucking grind of the nine-to-five office job and the darker side of a domestic relationship that has lost its spark.
You can watch the entire short on youtube or just click play above.