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This Short Film is a Fairy Tale About a Boy Born with a Camera for a Head


“The Boy with a Camera for a Face” is an award-winning 14-minute short film about a boy who was born for a camera in place of a human head. Every moment in the boy’s life is saved for the future, leaving to a unforeseen benefits and challenges in life.

Director and writer Spencer Brown says that the film is a “satirical fairy tale” that “tells an epic story… about the way we live today.” The story is told as a rhyme narrated by Steven Berkoff.

All kinds of issues involving cameras and media are explored, from our incessant documenting of our lives to the violation of privacy with cameras to the fact that we often live vicariously through the recorded lives of others.

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The film has already won a number of awards from film festivals around the world. You can find out more about it on Facebook and more of Brown’s work on his website.

(via Spencer Brown via Laughing Squid)

Image credits: Video and still frames by Spencer Brown