Slamdance Film Festival

Director: Nick Singer

This short film, screened with The Sound of Small Things, is a lone wolf story presented in a series of cinematic sketches illustrating a day in the life of a young plumber. Opening with a dark and surreal sex scene, we follow the main character’s search for human connection on the most basic level.

Sex permeates the 11-minute film, from the thumping sounds our character hears above the basement floor while fixing a pipe, to the blowjob he receives in an alley outside of a booming nightclub. The highlight of the short is the beautifully-shot nightclub scene, reminiscent of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, featuring a song by electro giant Deadmau5—the divide between character and audience disappears as both are enveloped in sound and color.

Still from February
Still from February

The final scene ends with a real “WTF” moment involving a dripping-wet dead rabbit, wrapping up a skillfully-crafted film that speaks to the animalistic side in all of us. February is the first part of Singer’s Other Months series—keep an eye out for July and November. 5 of 5 stars.