In a virtual cut-throat world that brooks no mistakes, everyone is deadline-driven.
The main character, a postman, is assigned the mission to deliver a letter on a unicycle in eight minutes.
Torn between love and duty, the character lives through short-lived moments of passion, scrubbing round the rules.
The rules are clear and unequivocal:
Everyone must travel alone on a UNICYCLE.
Every assignment must be accomplished within the DEADLINE.
Every inconsistency is to meet with dire CONSEQUENCES.
“Eight-minute Deadline” is a nerve-racking movie about people who struggle to meet their tight deadlines.
We created a world where everyone is traveling alone on a unicycle, emphasizing the fact that life is imbalanced.
The number eight symbolizes infinity. There is no beginning and no ending.
Action is happening in real time, suggesting that life can unfold in a fragment of time.
Eight minutes full of adventure, romance, mistakes, regrets and betrayal.
The film was shot in three days.
5.200 frames of video were manipulated and painted digitally.
The full-coloured, rusty backgrounds were added last, to create a contrast with the black and white characters.