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18 May 2020

Mob mentality.

by Andrew MacGregor


Short Films: “Mobsters in Lockdown” - 4 mins 30s

The coronavirus outbreak has seen most sectors and industries grind to a halt entirely, including, for better or worse, organised crime. That’s the premise of director Tim James Brown’s light-hearted short film, which riffs on Fortnite, panic buying, and - most notably - the naming scene from ‘Reservoir Dogs’.

The gang’s loose grasp of video conferencing is familiar but diverting, while a physics-defying gag about soft quilted toilet paper reinforces the comic potential of our new ‘favourite’ method of communication. Eagle-eyed gamers, however, may question how Mobster #2 can play Fortnite on a PlayStation Portable (may it rest in peace).


Director: Tim James Brown
Editor: Joel Miller @ Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Brian Mulvey
Written By: Tim James Brown

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