Sunday, December 09, 2007

"That's-a how much I got-a: three hundred."

The video below won second place in YouTube's Project: Direct Challenge. Its gritty depiction of suburban corruption, coming-of-age, and neighborhood hijinks combine to create a witty short about Maria's trials and tribulations, along with some hilarious, blink-and-you'll-miss-them bits with Nonna, Joe, and Hozay.

The story picks up with Nonna complaining to Maria about the neighbor's dog pooping in their yard and encouraging her to "handle it" (in the very final, Mafia sense). The beauty of this film is that the open ending leaves the resolution up to you, and it's easy to imagine about twelve different outcomes after the cut to credits. I, for one, choose to believe that Flash comes out on top in the end.

Enjoy:

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