Chris Milk’s short film Last Day Dream tells the story of a man who watches his life pass before him. It was shot for the 2009 42 second dream film festival in Beijing China. It’s a fairly remarkable piece of filmmaking scope and brevity — an entire life in 42 seconds. I hope that when I die, this is what my life looks like.
And yes, that’s Pauly Shore, which only makes this remarkable little film that much better.
Milk isn’t a household name, but his body of work strongly suggests a director with a sure vision and a creative spirit. Most of his efforts exist in the music video/commercial realm and it’s not inconceivable that we could be watching the birth of another Spike Jonze type.
Milk won the 2008 music video director of the year award and has shot pieces for the likes of Kanye West, U2, Green Day, Modest Mouse, Gnarls Barkly, Nike, LL Bean and Nintendo.