A film about the growing paranoia of a man who receives a parcel from his wife with a note stating it must not be opened until 12 noon. What could be in the package? A bomb? A gift? A severed human head ?
John Sneak will simply have to wait until 12 o'clock to find out - and so will you!
The Minute is a 7 minute film about two-and-a-half hours of growing paranoia. A man receives a parcel from his wife with a note stating it cannot be opened until midday.
"I read a newspaper story about a man who was so sure his wife was going to kill him he boarded up the entire house and wouldn't let her in. It made me start thinking about how paranoia can not only totally consume a person, but actually control them to the point where reality and imagination become one"
Juxtaposing fantasy with fact, The Minute takes on this perspective. We stay with John Sneak in a journey through his imagination...to scared to open the package; all the while imagining what is waiting inside for him.
1992 Best Drama Canterbury Short Film Festival. 1993 - London BFI International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Film Festival.