Director: Michael Goode
If you had access to a source of unlimited knowledge about your life, what would you ask? Would you start with the big questions? Like, What was my true purpose? Or have you always just wanted to find out who stole your bike in 7th grade?
The movie comes with an intriguing tagline: “Every question you’ve had about your life in 8 minutes or less.” At the film’s outset, poor Nathan has died and finds himself in a white, featureless void of an afterlife. Intrigued by it all he starts to ask some really personal question at first like ‘What was his bravest moment’ and ‘How close did he come to a shark in the ocean’? but soon, as the answers cut deeper and deeper, the man begins to learn things he never wanted to know.
For people who are not into romance, if any, shouldn’t let this viral short film get past them. The story unfolds in a way which bind the viewers, making them care about Nathan and think about what could’ve been?
Before going viral, “The Answers” played at a series of short film festivals, winning awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Breckenridge Film Festival.