A year ago, I stumbled across a fantastic teaser for a short film named "Borrowed Time." It didn't say when the final product would appear, but it certainly did its job perfectly; I was hooked. The visuals were wonderful (unsurprising, given its creators' Pixar roots), but there was something lurking in the background that really felt ...different to me. Not quite sure what it was, but it was there.
On Friday, the complete short finally dropped, and it did not disappoint. It's a rewarding but tough watch, in many ways. But that's not a surprise, given its directors' stated intentions to make a short film "that contested the notion of animation being a genre for children."
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.