As we saw in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, strange things can be hidden inside bank vaults. Sometimes, they have the ability to change the world. Dust has released a short film where a man is given a key to a mystery that threatens everything he ever knew.
Box 616 is the latest sci-fi short film from Mitch Glass (who also directed the stellar short Again™), shot for two days inside a bank vault with a budget of about $US800 ($1,176). It’s about a man named Malcolm Crowe, who’s informed by the local bank that a trust, well, entrusted to him by his grandfather is now available. The safety deposit box, empty except for a single key and an old matchbook, had instructions to be opened on a specific day, which has now come to pass.
Once inside, Malcolm discovers classified government documents for something called Project Eon, along with a series of strange requests that his grandfather has left for him to fulfil. I won’t spoil what those requests are or how Malcolm responds to them, but it’s an interesting and suspenseful short film that ended with questions I’m still eager to have answered.