Episode 23: “Time to Kill”
This week we look at “Time to Kill” from Justin Rettke, a short that looks at a scene we know all too well: a hit man is sitting in a chair when his would-be victim arrives, and shoots them. Rettke and crew share their take on happens while the hit man is waiting for his target to arrive. In a comedic way, we come to understand a character through his behaviors and a few phone conversations, and it keeps our interest for as long as it’s on the screen. Here we find a good example of revealing a character through action versus exposition. We also briefly touch upon technology and short films in a new segment.