Noah is a 17-minute short film that recently premiered at the Tiff film festival and then went kind of viral on Reddit this morning. It's here—on a site that normally doesn't post Canadian short films—because it's so unique: Noah actually never directs its camera from one young guy's computer screen. On the surface, it's 17 minutes of clicks—from YouPorn, to Facebook, to Skype, to even the dark recesses of Chat Roulette. Yet through that series of clicks, you see the protagonist's high school relationship fall apart over Internet-age miscommunications and the dumb jealousies we carry as teenagers. It's actually pretty powerful stuff, and it'll 100% hit close to home for anyone who has watched a breakup play out online. This is how we communicate now. For better (Tinder!) or worse.
We can't embed the video here because, well, there's a scene from Noah's time on Chatroulette that includes a dick. (And there's also some head-scratching racism against Asians.)
But don't let that stop you from watching: Until watching Noah, I can't remember the last time my ADD-rattled brain was sucked into an online video for 17 minutes straight. Watch it here.