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Every question you’ve had about your life in 8 minutes or less*

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he’s ever had about his life, including the most import one of all – what did it all mean?

A young man is killed in a car accident and, in some ethereal environment, he is allowed to discover the answer to any question he has about his life. At first, he asks questions like, “Who stole my bike.” But then he asks who would have been the perfect woman for him in all of history. He is told it was his girlfriend Paige, and suddenly, his sense of bliss dissipates.

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Creators: Michael Goode (Director and writer)
Cast: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver, Katherine Diaz
Year Completed: 2014
Country of Origin: USA
Runtime: 8 Minutes
Release date: 6 February 2015 (USA)

Trivia
  • Premiered on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Aired at the Breckenride Film Festival Saturday 9/19/15
  • Arturo Cardelús did the score for the film, and he got nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith award for it.
  • Won “Best American Short Film” at the Indy Film Fest
  • Was shown at various film festivals in 2015, and received overall great reviews
  • Won “Best Live Action Short Film” at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Reviews

The Desert Sun | Scorecard: 9 (out of 10): Lissing gives a beautifully understated performance to make this film unusually moving. With the camera close up on his face for most of the film, Lissing’s character tells the story of how he didn’t recognize his soulmate and thus let an opportunity for a deep, happy life slip from his grasp. McIver, who is virtually unrecognizable from her role in the opening night short, “Warning Labels,” also exudes an endearing quality as the girl who got away. Goode shows great talent for telling a complete story with minimal excess to make this a textbook short.

Official Trailer

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Related Links

Official IMDB Page
Official Facebook Page
Director Michael Goode’s Youtube Account