From the roaring flame of a burgeoning romance to the extinguished remnants of love’s conclusion. This Is When We Met compresses the pain and elation of a relationship’s entire life cycle into just 160 seconds.

To achieve this, simplicity and authenticity are at the short’s core. Cunningham’s approach allows the film to move from joy to silence without skipping a beat. The emotional whirlwind experienced in such a compact time is impressive, and tantamount to the idea’s quality.

Elegiac and touching, the short is a prime example of a good idea executed to perfection. Richard Linklater would be proud.

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INFORMATION

DIRECTOR: Sean Cunningham

WRITTEN BY: Sean Cunningham

CAST: Mary Catherine Green and Robbie Tann

SYNOPSIS: Follow Robbie and Mary as they live out an entire relationship in three minutes.