Leonard (Martin Starr) can’t quite keep up with you. In fact, he can’t quite keep up with anybody: he exists in a universe in which he can only move in slow motion.
In “Leonard in Slow Motion,” the terrific comedic short from writer-director Peter Livolsi, slow-mo Leonard learns that his regular-speed office crush (Beth Dover) has been transferred, and is soon to leave town for good. Racing against the clock, Leonard must find a way to speed up and catch her before it’s too late.
The short just launched on Vice’s YouTube channel, after playing at worldwide film festivals for the past year. Among others, “Leonard” screened to great acclaim at the BFI London Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival and the LA Shorts Fest.
Will Leonard get to his crush in time? Check out the full short below to find out: