Black Button - Short Film



-YouTube Awards 2007 - Top Six Finalist, Best Short Film

-WINNER: Fitzroy Short Film Festival (Melb, Aus)

-WINNER: DearCinemaFest Short Film Festival



Mr Roberts finds himself awoken inexplicably in a white room. A man sits before him at a desk and in between them stands a black button. If Mr Roberts pushes it, he will receive a briefcase filled with millions of dollars. Or he can take the key to the door and leave penniless. The catch? Pushing the button will result in the death of a human being. What would you do?"


My Review

Seven minutes of excitement with only two actors and a budget of 150euros! I watched this movie a couple of times and what I really liked was that with simple things the writers Lucas Crandles and Hayden James Weston created tension. The strongest things in this movie are the acting and the script. Although I also really liked the direction of Lucas Crandles, with that white background and appropriate camera movement to creation tension.


Kindness, selflessness, mercy. These are all euphemisms for weakness. I hold up the animal world, Mr Roberts. The beasts of the field show no mercy. You don't die of old age on the Serengeti!