A man comes across an a child’s ABandoned bicycle–on an isolated stretch of road. With the sun setting, he goes off in search of the missing child.
Some short films are more exercise than story. Or, perhaps, most short films are this. I’m a “Story Above Everything” sort, so it’s an uphill battle to win me over with a short that is all premise, no plot. And Daddy’s Little Girl‘s pretty bare and low-concept.
Of course, I wouldn’t be featuring this short film on the site if I didn’t think it was worth watching. Absent almost any narrative, the film has to rely on execution, and does a great job of building suspense over its run time before it finally hits you with a slightly underwhelming climax. Overall, Daddy’s Little Girl is a solid way to kill ten minutes.