SUMMARY: A man’s attempts to fix his plumbing result in escalating levels of destruction.
WHY IT’S HERE: Richard Rosenman and Andrew Knight’s ‘Plumber’ is a great little film that draws on the escalating destruction of silent comedy routines for its storyline. A man’s struggle to fix a leak causes more and more problems until plumbing seems to be the least of his worries. The computer animation is good and the story consistently funny, but it is the hilarious punchline that really makes ‘Plumber’ a great short. There is also a sense of empathy for anyone who has tried to fix a household problem themselves. The laughter comes from a place of shared frustration and understanding of that moment when you wish you’d never started but feel its too late to go back now.