The doctor is here to check on Viola, and both the little girl and her parents are wary and a little confused. A common cold doesn’t usually warrant a visit from a field doctor, not even when it’s been going on for weeks.
But with the new disease going around, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Dr. Lyons is merely following protocol, and if Viola doesn’t cooperate, he will be forced to send her into quarantine.
Amidst the paranoia and fear surrounding a new epidemic, the doctor finds himself struggling with more than a stubborn child. Does he follow protocol and take a child away from her parents, or does he let the child stay home, free to spread whatever disease she’s carrying?
‘H7N3’ was a semi-finalist at the NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival. It was also an official selection at San Diego Comic Con, LA Shorts Fest, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and many more.