Trailer of the Day – “Comet”

Written and directed by Sam Esmail, Comet, released December 5th in the U.S. (I don’t know of its Canadian release.) is, according to its IMDb page, a Comedy/Drama/Romance.

“Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple’s six-year relationship.”

Take a look and then we’ll talk…   OMG. This trailer is so perfect, so EVERYTHING, that I’m afraid I’m being punked — that it’s actually a short film designed to make hopeless romantic hipster-inclined fools like me work themselves into a tather over the Another Eternal Sunshine Starcrossed Magical Wonder of it all. Sometimes I think my favourite part of the entire filmmaking process/industry/whatever is trailers. It’s such an art. There’s something so magical about a brilliantly cut trailer — and if the film can actually stand up to it (Which is something I feel doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.), if the film is actually better than its incredible trailer, that is real movie magic. Long story short, I cannot wait for this film. It inspires me to direct; it makes me want to fall in love; it makes me forget about… well, everything. And that’s the point, isn’t it? To be swept away? Some people create art to provoke, to challenge, to confuse. I create art to entertain, to wrap you up in a different world for 20, 30, 90 minutes… And I appreciate it when others do the same (and side effects of inspiration are also greatly welcome). Have you re-watched The Garden State trailer recently? You should. It has got to be one of the best trailers of all time. *Thanks, Cait, for showing this trailer to me.

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