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by Taylor Lindsay
January 14, 2014 1:53 PM
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Watch: 'Writer's Block,' A 13-minute Short Starring Bryan Cranston

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy temporarily halted the production of "Cold Comes the Night," a drama-thriller starring Bryan Cranston (read our review). During that impromptu down-time, Cranston created a contest. He invited the movie's production assistants to create a script to submit to him, and if he liked it, he'd star in it. The winner was Brandon Polanco, and the result was "Writer's Block," a short black-and-white starring Cranston, Lela Edgar, Spenser Granese, and Chaz Rose. According to BuzzFeed, production began just three hours after Polanco won the contest.

What's the story? It's not crystal clear, but it definitely keeps you watching with unflickering narrowed eyes until the end.

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  • DonJon | January 15, 2014 5:07 AMReply

    Nice of Cranston to do that, even if the student short film is... kind of like 10,000 other student short films out there, just that it has a great lead actor.

  • bENIS | January 14, 2014 7:14 PMReply

    so cool!

  • Mragendra Singh | January 14, 2014 6:56 PMReply

    Very cool, Mr. Cranston!!!

  • Rob Putansu | January 14, 2014 3:17 PMReply

    I love Bryan Cranston even more now. This is taking something negative that happened and turning it into a positive. Congratulations to all involved.

  • Andrea Rueda | January 14, 2014 2:36 PMReply

    Cranston ROCKS!!! How wonderful