Time Freak

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Time Freak
Directed by Andrew Bowler
Produced by Gigi Causey
Luke Geissbuhler
Michael McDermott
Geoffrey Richman
Leo Won
Written by Andrew Bowler
Starring Michael Nathanson
John Conor Brooke
Emilea Wilson
Hector Diaz
Music by Irv Johnson
Cinematography Luke Geissbuhler
Edited by Geoffrey Richman
Release date(s)
  • July 4, 2011 (2011-07-04) (United States)
Running time 10 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Time Freak is a 2011 short comedy film written and directed by Andrew Bowler, and produced by Gigi Causey. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.[1] The time-travel comedy was inspired by other time-travel movies like Primer and Back to the Future.[2]

Bowler and Causey decided to produce the film after they got married, spending the $25,000 they had saved to buy an apartment in New York. The film was rejected by several film festivals, including Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca, but the couple submitted it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which selected the film as a nominee for the award.[3]

The film stars John Conor Brooke, Michael Nathanson and Emilea Wilson. Brooke and Nathanson are roommates, but Nathanson hasn't been home for three days, so Brooke goes to Nathanson's lab in a run down building to check on him. Nathanson has just perfected the time machine he had been working on, but is behaving oddly. It turns out he has been re-doing the events of that morning, trying to perfect his interactions at a dry cleaner with a woman (Wilson) that he wants to impress.

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