Watch: Wes Anderson-Inspired Short - Víctor Carrey's 'The Runaway'

June 21, 2013
Source: Vimeo

The Runaway Short Film

"Didn't it all start with a very simple question?" This will leave you in a great mood at the end of the week. Here's another excellent short film by a Spanish filmmaker named Víctor Carrey, called The Runaway, which is kind of Wes Anderson-meets-Guy Ritchie plus a music video and a bit of a heist story. The film has played at numerous festivals and won awards all over, and is now available online. It's only 10 minutes long and start with a narrated outline of the situation, before continuing on with a music video-esque segment that pulls it all together. I can't wait to see this filmmaker direct a feature film. For now, fire this up below.

La Huida, or The Runaway, in full on Vimeo. Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot. The short film was written & directed by Spanish filmmaker Víctor Carrey. More info on his website: victorcarrey.com, where you can see more of his music videos and other work. The film has been playing at festivals since 2011, receiving 77 awards, many of them listed here. This was an impressive short that's as fun to watch as it is captivating, and I'm now curious to see him make a full-length feature.

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  • Nick Sears
    Fun build up that couldn't be dipped deeper into wes anderson style approaches, but the ending felt a little flat for me. But attention to detail was the best part.
  • Alex Williams
    loved the concept. not too crazy about the music video ending, but who am I to say that!? incredibly talented fellow behind that camera. would love to see an actual film from him!
  • Greg dinskisk
    That was perfect. Just perfect. Beautifully shot too! Can't wait to see more from this guy!




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