The director of the short film explains the final image:
"The leading man finds the happiness in the fight for a practically impossible goal. He sees himself as a warrior with the biggest enemy someone has ever confronted: The Sun. He is a simple mortal, fighting against a star, and the feeling of power that this generates in him is enough to justify any of the acts that he has to make in his battle. When he loses this, we found poetical the image of the Sun’s rays between the fingers of his hand, warming them up, as an impossible contact between the star and the man. This makes nothing but increasing the insignificance of the man and his empty fight".
2AM: The Smiling Man | 2013 | Dir. Michael Evans | Length: 4:09
2AM is a deeply unsettling adaptation of The Smiling Man, a story originating from a Reddit user. What would you do alone on a dimly lit street with this final image following you around?
An experimental film divided into four parts held together through various Lana Del Rey songs and her narration which includes quotations from “Howl.” The film is a heady experience, with a relatively simple narrative. The final image reasserts the repeated themes of sex, love and redemption.
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me | Dir. Stephen Dunn | 2012 | 13:29
A simple presentation of a story with a lot of complicated emotions. Esther is turning 13 and only had her grandfather to help her live through one of the roughest periods of life. We don’t spend much time with Esther and her grandfather, but we feel immediately close to them, as exemplified by the intimate final image.