Imagine if every day that you woke up, it was a year later. Every day would surely be precious.
That’s the concept at the core of Long Story Short, an upcoming Australian romantic comedy that tells of Teddy (Rafe Spall, The Big Short, The Ritual), a serial procrastinator who’s about to discover that time… really isn’t on his side. Following an odd encounter with a stranger, he finds that every day his life is moving forward a year. With his life flying past, Teddy attempts to figure out where he went wrong and win back the woman he loves (Zahra Newman, Neighbours), for however long they have left.
This marks the second feature as director for Aussie actor Josh Lawson, who also has a role in the film. It looks like quite a sweet comedy, and perhaps one that you’ll need the tissues for. It brings to mind Richard Curtis’ About Time, which is most certainly a good thing.
Long Story Short, also starring Ronny Chieng, Dena Kaplan and Noni Hazlehurst, will be hitting Australian cinemas on February 11th.
Official synopsis for Long Story Short:
Serial procrastinator Teddy (RAFE SPALL) thinks he has all the time in the world, but after an odd encounter with a stranger (NONI HAZLEHURST), he wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he’s jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. His wife Leanne (ZAHRA NEWMAN) is now heavily pregnant, with a full year of marriage behind them that he doesn’t remember living. Trapped in a cycle of time jumps, transported another year ahead every few minutes, Teddy is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. With the help of his best friend Sam (RONNY CHIENG), Teddy tries to piece together where it all went wrong and, as his life flashes before his eyes, Teddy must learn how to live life in the precious moments to win back the woman he loves, even if it’s just for a second.