7.8/10
462
6 user 3 critic

Death to the Tinman (2007)

Bill loves Jane and she loves him, but in this small town, many are jealous of Bill, especially the volunteer firefighters. Bill calls them cowards, puts out fires by himself, and doesn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a society strict with repetition, Bartholomew's discovery of a music box leads to him embarking on a small journey to break the system.

Directors: Destin Daniel Cretton, Lowell Frank
Stars: Jon Arnold, Matthew Boselly, Phil Ebner
Stutterer (2015)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man whose lush inner thoughts are rendered mute by a crippling stutter feels isolated from the world despite a flourishing online relationship.

Director: Benjamin Cleary
Stars: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richard
Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A man addicted to faking his own death strives for glory while his abandoned son, a boxer who thinks he's from the future, falls in love with his half-sister, the world's greatest sword fighter.

Director: Ray Tintori
Stars: Elizabeth Behl, Jeff Delauter, Max Goldblatt
The Alphabet (1968)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Peggy Lynch
Grand Piano (2013)
Music | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

Director: Eugenio Mira
Stars: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Eat I (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After locking herself out of her apartment, a young woman finds herself in the company of a strange and frightening neighbor.

Director: Janicza Bravo
Stars: Brett Gelman, Katherine Waterston
Short | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Director: Eric Kissack
Stars: Shawn Parsons, Scott Beehner, Brace Harris
Glory at Sea (2008)
Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea.

Director: Benh Zeitlin
Stars: Geremy Jasper, Henry D. Coleman, Chloe Tillis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jeff Delauter ...
Bill / Meat Puppet
...
Jane (as Sophia Holman)
Lee Pender ...
Marvin Illman ...
Paul
Michael B. Preston ...
Pastor
Max Goldblatt ...
Narrator
Bob DeVito ...
AA Choir Member
Jim Giger ...
AA Choir Member
Matt Leddy ...
AA Choir Member
Ben Ewen-Campen ...
AA Choir Member
Terence Trouillot ...
AA Choir Member
Tristin Blakeman ...
Firefighter
David MacNutt ...
Firefighter
Aaron Sussman ...
Firefighter
Edit

Storyline

Bill loves Jane and she loves him, but in this small town, many are jealous of Bill, especially the volunteer firefighters. Bill calls them cowards, puts out fires by himself, and doesn't cooperate with small-town church values. The local pastor and others conspire against him, and soon Bill has suffered the loss of his arms and other injuries. His old friend Paul stitches him back together, giving him tin arms, then a tin body. Soon, Bill still has his heart, but the rest of him is tin. Then, Bill's heart-less body comes back to semi life, zombie-like. Jane takes this meat puppet into her home and into her arms. Bill is deeply hurt. He seeks Jane's love. Is there hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious, well made short film.
12 June 2007 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan and it was one of my favorite short films of the festival.

This short was great. So funny and original. It's a modern day retelling of how the Tinman lost all of his limbs, his lover, and his heart. It was wonderfully made, the acting, the cinematography, it was a really cool movie. I particularly loved the music that played throughout the film, it really added the entertainment.

You should really check this film out. It was an award winner at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. I'll be looking out for more of director Ray Tintori's films.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?