Simple Mind is a simple, short tale of a man who isn’t entirely what he seems. We follow our main character as he talks with his therapist about his life, his obsession with a woman and how his obsession leads to her murder. Our guy has quite the anything but mundane lifestyle! Or does he….?
Timothy J. Cox is PERFECT as the psycho killer here – I don’t think I’ve seen crazy eyes that good since Jonathan Rhys Meyers. *shivers* I love everything Cox has down here with his character. I went from intrigued to repulsed to piteous all in the span of about seven minutes. And the film, thought it features other characters, is really all about him so kudos for not once letting my attention waver and for keeping me in breathless anticipation of what was going to happen next.
This is definitely an example of indie filmmaking gone terrifically right and storytelling at its best. If you’re a fan of the short film genre, like me, you’re going to LOVE this one.
Posted on 2013.22.December, in American Indie, psychological thriller, Short Shorts and tagged but how many people did he kill?, film excellence, psychological thrillers, short films that do it right, simple mind, timothy j. cox. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
I looked it up after reading this post, and wow! I loved it! What a great twist at the end.
I haven’t seen too many short films at all, but the challenge it presents filmmakers (to create an entire world and story in just a few minutes) is very intriguing.
Wasn’t it fabulous?? So glad you loved it!
That’s what I love most about the format is the challenge it presents in the filmmakers being able to present a cohesive story in such a short time frame. I think it’s amazing what some people can do. 🙂
Do you have any suggestions for other short films I should check out?
Anything by Jeremiah Kipp, I love (I *think* you can just google him and find his work). He does really artsy, fantastical stuff. If you follow Eva Halloween, she usually puts up awesome short films once a week. I usually get these as screeners so I’m not sure what’s actually out there to watch or not, unfortunately. But try the above and see what you can find. 🙂
That actually looks really interesting! Tell me how it goes!
You can watch it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuT2a1_0cVQ 🙂
That was really good. A bit scary but really good
I know, right?? I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Thanks again for your support of the film.
You’re so welcome! 🙂
I just went to the link for Simple Minds. Cool. I will check it out. When it comes to watching films on the computer or phone I have a short attention span. So short films work well with me. Are most of the films you review on YouTube? I don’t hsve Netflix.
Most of the stuff I review is either Netflix or screeners sent to me by directors. I rarely watch things on Youtube unless a screener happens to be on there. Hope you like Simple Mind – it’s pretty awesome! 🙂