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