Your Daily Short: 'Top Floor' (2013)

Welcome to Your Daily Short, a new feature on Film.com that will highlight and stream a short film at high noon. Every weekday. Every week.

TODAY’S SHORT: “Top Floor” (Aaron David DeFazio) 2013

RUNNING TIME: 12:51

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Full disclosure: Aaron David (and pretty much everyone involved in this great short) is a classmate of mine. That being said, the fact that "Top Floor" deservedly earned a coveted slot at SXSW this year and is now a Vimeo Staff Pick suggests that this short has a lot more going for it than just my personal bias. Directed with supreme confidence and rich with empathy for its characters, this tight but refreshingly unforced portrait of the white-collar world is a wistful look at the ruptures of an impossible life. Beautifully shot for all of its suffocation, "Top Floor" is one of the best new shorts I've seen this year.

Top Floor from Autumn Films Ltd. on Vimeo.

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