Synopsis: On the brink of demise, self-destructive Richie has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, and now, he desperately wants out. However, nothing is over yet, as an unexpected call from Richie's estranged sister, Maggie, will offer a helping hand, and perhaps, a new meaning in life, even though it is only a fleeting one. Strange as it may seem, although Richie is the last person she would ever call, Maggie, distraught, still needs his help to look after her young daughter, Sophia, for the night. Little by little, as the two alienated relatives timidly reconnect under New York's silvery night lights, a subtle and delicate relationship will form. Could it be the beginning of a new reality?
Genre: Drama, Short
Director(s): Shawn Christensen
Production: Fuzzy Logic Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 3 nominations.
19 min


Richie? I have a small problem.

I do not know who to ask.

I have a thing to do.

But I do not want to leave Sophia alone.

I need someone to take care of her.

I know we did not

talk long.

You know I'm not gonna ask

if I had no other choice.

But you're my brother and

I thought maybe ...

Look, I'm in trouble.

I'm in trouble and I

have no one else.

This is the only solution I have left.

Can you do that for me, Richie?

Please. Tell me


I know you have nothing important to do.

If you want me to beg you, no problem.

I beg you, Richie.

Can you keep coming

in twenty minutes?

I can not leave her alone.

It is impossible.




The list of places where you can take me.

If you take me elsewhere,

it will be trouble for you.


For me only.

If you are the expenses for drugs,

it's going to be trouble.

You do not among us.

You bring me back to 22:30.

If I do not come on time,

it will break loose.

Now that the schedule is established,

I'm Richard.

And I'm your uncle.

I do not care.

What class you're in?

- CM1.

- CM1? Do you like it? You have friends?

Sophia, huh? When I

was young, I drew.

My character is called Sophia.

I made flip books of his adventures.

You know what a flipbook?

Your mother loved them. She

was funny and the dr.

I do not know if you saw

someone called Sophia.

I wonder if you called like that

because of these drawings.

- She talked about you?

- She does not talk to you.

In fact, she said

you're passive-aggressive.

Passive ... Passive-what?

- Passive-aggressive.

- Passive-aggressive?

Passive-aggressive, what

does that mean?

There was a small accident

a few years ago.

It was my fault and I have never been able to see you.

I would like to do a little more knowledge.

It goes, I have to get something.

It's on the list?

What am I looking for? No.

It will take 2 minutes.

It is not on the list.

You know what?

Here's your list.

Well, boom. It is on the

list. Here we go.

I'll be back in a second.

Just a second. Stay

there, do not move.

- What is he?

- I wanna go home.

- What? I'm sorry.

- Let's go.

- Sorry.

- You spent it all.

- I want my money.

- I have not spent.

I have the money right there. What

your mother told you about me?

- She does not talk to you.

- Would you stop?

I wanted to get these flipbooks.

I thought it might please you.

Look, I have not spent a single

dollar, I will not lie.

Okay? I'm not

gonna lie.

I said ...

- Why was it there?

- Because I lived there.

Okay? I lived ...

I'm sorry. I would

not take you .

I do not think.

I thought you'd like it.

Want to see?

Look, see?

- It is shot with an arrow.

- Yeah. She dies.

A bit like the Looney Tunes,

but it always comes back.

Sophia always comes ...

to life.

- How did you do that?

- I do not know.

I guess I was bored.

I did not Fragger Game Boy or ...

- How do you know that I played it?

- I know, I know.

- You know Fragger?

- Yes, I know Fragger.

- You know Fragger?

- Yeah, great. It is warm?

- Sales fetish?

- 3.

- Color?

- Blue.

- The accident?

- Huh?

- Who prevented you from me.

- Whatever.

- I want to know.

- It does not matter.

You know the major cause of cancer?

- Yes.

- And you smoke?

- It's not that bad.

- If it is.

- Sometimes.

- All the time.

You look tired.

- You take vitamins?

- Drugs.

It is not. A


- No.

- Why?

- I do not know.

- Perhaps because of your looks tired.

- You ended your fries?

- Or your bad breath.

- I have no bad breath.

- Smoking gives gingivitis.

You give me a headache.

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Shawn Christensen

Shawn Christensen is a musician, filmmaker, and artist. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and graphic design. Christensen was the frontman of the indie rock band Stellastarr. In 2013, he won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 2012 short film Curfew. more…

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