Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lift - Marc Isaacs

A friend sent me a link to this short and within minutes I had fallen in love with it. A superb example of how short film can turn the mundanity of human life into an engrossing and moving narrative.

Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.

I know it is a 20 minute short about people in lifts, but please watch it, you will not be dissapointed.


  1. loved it :D So many characters :P

  2. oh Jordan - this was WONDERFUL! So funny, and then really moving; loved the small Jewish woman, she was fantastic, and the guy whose parents died. This just inspires me to write - that woman who dreamed of the drowning dog and who'd never been in love; that's a short story right there. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Such a lovely watch, I love how their persona really reflects their appearance and behavior.. The guy whose parents died was so full of character.. I loved this soo much .. thank you

  4. I'm glad people like it, such a superb film. It's just full of some many lovable characters and human heart.