The Desk (short film) takes us back to a good place

1 Jun


One of the most memorable images of high school is the desk. It is the place where students spend most of their time reading, writing, learning, and day-dreaming. Director Albert Gonzalez uses this idea to create a seven minute short film about a new student trying to cope with their insecurities and loneliness. Peter (Spencer Jefferies) wants to meet new friends but lacks the confidence. He writes what he might say to a pretty girl sitting girl next to him on his desk, “Hi. My name is Peter.” When he returns the next day there is a response. Intrigued he begins to communicate with this unknown girl named Julie, until he realizes her responses begin to materialize instantaneously. The production is simple, but the story is engaging and the mystery surrounding the desk is fun. Most of us try to erase our high school years from our mind, but Gonzalez successfully takes a back to good place.


Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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