A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

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Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ...
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Philippa Race ...
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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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January 2003 (USA)  »

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И длинно, и коротко  »

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Short movie filmed in New Zealand by Sean Astin during the making of the Lord of The Rings movies using High Definition Digital Video camera equipment that LucasFilm was demoing for Peter Jackson - Astin asked the Lucas Film crew if they could stay an extra day so he could use the camera to shoot his short film. It stars many cast and crew members from the Lord of the Rings films, including a cameo appearance by the director, Jackson, as a bus driver. See more »

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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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Sweetly uplifting
21 October 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After I watched this, I had a big smile on my face. It's only about five minutes long, but it brings across an important message that should be around more where I am. It's about when a 'grizzled painters' trying to paste a poster up on the wall, but his ladders broken and he's struggling to get it up properly. Then a 3 1/2 foot tall woman and an 8 foot man help him. Just imagine a place where everybody stretched out there empty hands to help other people. It's inspiring. I love Sean Astin's acting and I hope he goes further with directing. It's exactly like what happened to make this, cast and crew working on the Lord of the Rings giving up their spare time to help. It's great! 10/10


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