Martin Freeman may be known for playing constantly complaining Englishmen, but two years ago, he was keeping his mouth completely shut in “The Girl Is Mime,” a short film in which his physicality and facial features do the talking.
This was an entry in the 48-Hour Film Project, wherein filmmakers are assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre on Friday, and expected to have a completed short Monday. In this case, the character was a runner to be named Sam or Samantha Harris, the prop a bone, the line “I was expecting something bigger” and the genre was silent film.
In the middle of these odds, getting down to the wire, came that brave little Hobbit whom we all admire. Check out the short after the jump.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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