He Couldn’t Rewind Her Death, But He Could Record A New Ending For Her

 

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The little spools of black plastic preserved her life and sudden death.

In his grief, he hit ‘rewind’ all too often, leading to the recorder malfunctioning.

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Repairing it unleashes an unexpected quirk. The cassette tapes had captured more than just her audio; it held her very essence.

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Suddenly, he’s transported to the scene of her last waking moment.

He tries to save her, again and again, but to no avail. There was no way to rewind her death.

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But he could record a new ending, for her, and for him.

With a final kiss, he hits the red dot, and she presses play.

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‘Record/Play’ first made waves as an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It has since travelled to many film festivals and was shortlisted for Best Live-Action Short Film at the 2014 Academy Awards. The short will be adapted into feature-length film by Focus Features. Read an interview with the director about the film here.

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