Monday, February 13, 2012

What's in the Briefcase?

Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term MacGuffin, a plot element that catches the viewer's attention or drives a work of fiction. Writer/director Nate Golon must have had the term in mind when he crafted his short film Briefcase.

Take a guess what the MacGuffin is.

Golon also stars in the film, which we've embedded for you below at his request. The less said about Briefcase before you have the chance to watch it the better. So I'm gonna embed away and share my two cents after the break.



This is a pretty cool little film; a concept ripe for a short. Golon uses the MacGuffin well in crafting a tale right out of The Twilight Zone that's five minutes well spent. It's a good looking flick too. I'd love to see what he can do with a feature film.

To learn more about Briefcase check out the film's Facebook page, where Golon promises more about the film's mythology. Something tells me we're not done with this story yet.

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