Anna is a Looper, and she has a plan to survive closing her Loop.

Star:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Looper (2012)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Mirvish
Stars: Hughston Walkinshaw, Jill Anderson, Frankie Bee
MSN Exclusives (TV Series 2012)
Biography | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Canadian talk show.

Stars: Matt Schichter, J.J. Abrams, Adele
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

While sitting on the toilet one November morning, Ben Boyer receives a Jungian lesson on archetypal marketing.

Director: Rian Johnson
Building 'Brick' (Video 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Lauren Jean Schwartz
Stars: Justin Batterman, William Coleman, Liz Covert
Des de Sitges amb terror (TV Movie 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Jaume Figueras, Àlex Gorina
Stars: Óscar Aibar, Alaska, Marc Carreté
Director: Manuel Palacios
Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Ballhaus, Daniel Burman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Stuart Richardson
Stars: Adam Bernstein, Melissa Bernstein, Sharon Bialy
Phyfutima (1998)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Robert Beaucage
Stars: Jade Popson, Fred Joyal, Horace Martin
D.I.Y. (2014)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A look at the evolving landscape of independent moviemaking and what "do-it-yourself" means for today's independent productions. Directors that went from no-budget to low-budget to blockbusters discuss their own beginnings, the state of the industry, and how making a movie doesn't always mean making a living.

Directors: Peter Baxter, Eric Ekman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Marc Forster, Matt Johnson, Rian Johnson
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Presented as part of the STAR WARS: LAUNCH BAY experience at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios, "Meet the Makers" is a featurette exploring the past, present and future of the STAR ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika
Stars: J.J. Abrams, Doug Chiang, Gareth Edwards
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Anna
Edit

Storyline

Set in the universe of the Rian Johnson film Looper. Anna is a Looper, and she has a plan to survive closing her Loop. With each hit, she tries to learn as much as she can from the marks about the future to better prepare for what lies ahead Written by VH

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 2012 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in one day. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Looper (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you liked the film then this little film sits well with it, but if not then best left
27 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't think I'm alone in saying that I really didn't care for the film Looper, it just seemed to lack a decent flow or spark, but I was curious about this short film, which goes out of its way to point out that it is pretty much a fan-film set in the same universe and is not an attempt to make money (although sadly mostly British short films do not need to point that out). The point of this short is that Anna is a Looper but is already preparing for the day when she has to close her own loop, so instead of just killing people the minute they get back, she tries to learn a little bit more about the future each time, thus changing how she will live the next 30 years and who her future self will be.

Although this short is pretty limited, it is a decent shot at capturing the sense of the film which if you liked Looper will be good news but for me not so much. To its credit, at least the short keeps it simple and focused (unlike the film) so, although there is not too much to it, it does have a good pace and energy. The limits of the camera and the place are apparent – and it is a shame that the location could not have been better since for Chicago 2044 it looks a lot like Britain 2012. This isn't helped by vehicles being in shot with British number plates. Otherwise though the camera moves well enough although it is perhaps a bit too obvious and some nice shots could have done with a better "look" to help them; since it is obvious I don't know enough to describe it properly, I mean that the richness of the film and the "look" of the scene could have benefited. It does also rely on the sexual toughness of Anna too, with lots of "striding with gun" shots inbetween the "squatting with gun" shots.

Haruka Abe does these as well as could be expected although at times she strides like it is a forced act (which of course it is – probably the 20th time she did that same stride) and this does make it feel a bit unnatural. Ultimately it is a fan-film probably made very quickly so kudos to them for recreating the film and, to be honest, doing it a little bit better (albeit with a lot less time to fill or pressure to tell a full story). It has serious limits of course but if you like the film then as a fan-film it at least is referential, quite nicely made and has a solid presence in the camera and in Abe.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Outsider: A Looper's Story (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?