A Time Traveller Evades The Law Again And Again In Sci-Fi Short Echo/Back

Video: In Tristram Geary’s Echo/Back, a strange virus strikes that enables the infected to time travel, but only in very short bursts — mere seconds into the past or future. The results are mostly chaotic, both for the world at large and the film’s protagonist, a thief who uses his strange ability to outmanoeuvre police in an extended fight scene.

There’s no dialogue here as the time-traveller weighs in with an exposition-heavy, voice-over monologue throughout the film. But despite Echo/Back‘s quick seven-minute running time, you really get a sense of its high-concept premise — and how such a small, specific change to our concept of time would alter reality as we know it.