Short Film Friday: Steve’s Problem (Dir.: Mike Lars White)

StevesProblemI think we might be forced to resign our {Refined} moniker with this one. This week’s short film takes an absurd look at one of the most difficult experiences in any man’s life: being gun shy at a urinal bank due to the proximity of others. Face it, this has happened to all of us at one point or another. You have to go to the washroom. You walk in and see one empty urinal between 4 other men. Anxiety-ridden you approach and… nothing. You stand there staring at the wall, hoping no one is noticing, but deep down you know they know.

Steve’s Problem, written and directed by Mike Lars White, has a comedic take on this phenomenon, an award winning take I may add, that goes in some of the most unexpected directions. White’s writing is sharp and his camera-work is slick as he analyzes not just that moment of urinary stage fright, but the ripple effect that lasts with you throughout your lifetime. The short’s stars, Matt Nelsen and Robert Miles, bring the silly material to life, which when considering the subject matter, must not have been an easy feat. I would love to see a blooper reel for this one.

Check out the short below:

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