Watch: James Cooper's 'Interview With a Time Traveler' Sci-Fi Short

September 4, 2014
Source: Vimeo

Interview With a Time Traveler

"Why must everything that is broken be fixed?" This might just be a must watch, but I don't want to get too excited. While we often feature sci-fi short films that have extravagant CG visuals, this one is all about the dialogue. Titled simply Interview With a Time Traveler, from director James Cooper, it is exactly that — an interview with a time traveler, and it's very mysterious and compelling. With all the discussion and build up in this, it has to have a good pay off at the end, and it does have a good one. I like how much they achieve and how captivating this is for something so simple - an interview. Check out the short in full below.

From the description of the short on Vimeo: "A time traveler meets with a journalist in a hotel room under the guise of sharing their story for an article, but what the journalist doesn't know is that the time traveler has an ulterior motive for inviting him that will change his life forever." Interview With a Time Traveler was produced and directed by James Cooper, from a screenplay written by Peter Rowley, with Pasha Patriki as cinematographer. The cast includes Eric Johnson (The Knick) as the Time Traveler, and Elias Toufexis (Bitten) as Paul. For any more details on this short or to follow James Cooper, head to its Vimeo.

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ummmmmmmm a lil pretentious, and the overacting didn't help

Trey on Sep 4, 2014


Shit, I was gonna say it was pretentious. Way to take my critique. And I really wanted to like it too. It just wasn't as clever as it thought it was.

Jonathan on Sep 4, 2014


Not that compelling, and the payoff isn't that good.

CoosCoos on Sep 4, 2014


Intriguing premise and well executed. I enjoyed it, thank you for posting. They really do need to bring back The Outer Limits.

Payne by name on Sep 4, 2014


Digging what I am seeing too. Mos def has that THE OUTER LIMITS feel.

DAVIDPD on Sep 4, 2014


Very cool. Very, very cool.

DAVIDPD on Sep 4, 2014


Love the armchair critics. The traveller was a tad hammy; other wise it's a lovely, thoughtful film...

Kym Crowley on Mar 26, 2015

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