The Long and Short of It (2003)

 |  Short, Drama  |  January 2003 (USA)
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A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.



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Complete credited cast:
Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ...
Paul Randall ...
Tall Man
Bus Driver
Fa Suluvave ...
Philippa Race ...
Sophie Brewster ...
David Williams ...
Extra (as Dave Williams)
Phil Shaw ...
Perry Norris ...


A bedraggled painter is in way over his head. His back hurts. His ladder is broken. It seems he may never be able to hang an enourmous pastoral painting. Then... as chance would have it, two strangers, very different in size but equally benevolent in heart, wander his way. With the help of a kindly little lady and a gangly good-natured giant, our every-day artist overcomes his dilemma and fulfils his day's work. Three worlds unite. Ranging from 3 1/2 feet small to eight feet tall, they finally step back to admire their collaborative efforts... What is revealed is that they have not been working together on a painting after all; rather, they have collaborated in posting up an unlikely automobile advertisement, which between the three of them none are likely to be able to afford or make use of because of their particular stature. But have no fear -- they are all able to take advantage of the public transit system. The grateful painter joins his new acquaintances for the trip home. The ... Written by Sean Astin & Josh Tundra

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Did You Know?


Available as an extra feature on the DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See more »


When they get on the bus, the painter dumps his tray, roller and brush in the bin, and they sink down inside it. In the next shot, the tray is perched on the top of the bin. See more »

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Che Gelida Manina
from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly Rodolfo
Performed by Roberto Alagna Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Courtesy of Decca Record Company - London
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved
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quite a thrilling short
29 August 2003 | by (bedford, england) – See all my reviews

although the music behind the story gave it an annoying feel the moral of the story was put across really well and it kept me entertained! the directing was nicely done and the story well written for on screen. credits to Dom and Sean for putting together such a great little piece!

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