Bilbo Baggins as a Murderous Mime


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.