Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: Hit & Run (May 8, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Hit & Run by Nick Maniatis.
Hit & Run depicts a man being called to a meeting place and the events surrounding this from multiple viewpoints. It was made in 2004 by Nick Maniatis for the A Peculiar Event contest on Brickfilms.com, and ultimately placed second. Nick Maniatis was a well-known member of Brickfilms.com and is also known for making Good Company, Interference and Dare to be Different.
SPOILERY DISCUSSION BELOW!
Most brickfilms, like most stories in general, are told linearly: the story has a beginning that begins at the beginning, and an end that ends at the end. But Hit & Run takes a different approach that is reminiscent of the early Nolan film Memento. Watching Hit & Run multiple times is essentially a requirement, and with each rewatch the story makes more and more sense. Everything is carefully laid out and planned, and executed with precision.
What are your thoughts on Hit & Run? What did you like about it? What do you think of the non-linear storytelling? Did you have a favorite moment?