Toronto Youth Shorts – Snapchat Kidnap

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This is probably one of the most hilarious film shorts I’ve seen in a long time. It is amazing just how far technology has come in such a short period of time. When I was growing up, the internet wasn’t a usual thing, cell phones were the size of bricks, and facial recognition a la CSI was nonexistent. However, the youth of today have put all of these pieces of technology (now available in truly handheld and pocket-sized devices a la our smartphones) together in order to create a hilarious and slightly terrifying piece in Snapchat Kidnap.

Snapchat KidnapGiven that it has yet to have its screening at the Toronto Youth Shorts festival this weekend, I obviously won’t ruin the end of the film, but try and imagine a kidnapper who toys with the police by way of Snapchat in order to make it more difficult to trace both identity and location. All I’ll say is that Tommy Pickles makes an appearance, and that should be more than enough to get people from the 90s at least a little intrigued to go check out this film.

Part of today’s 3:30 pm program at Jackman Hall in the AGO, Snapchat Kidnap is certainly worth the time and money to see. Even if it is nearly as brief as a Snapchat could be. Director Mike Mildon seems to have a very good sense of standard cop drama as well as wonderfully absurd humour. A must see, in my books. At least if you’re looking for a good, cringe-worthy laugh. Especially when considering real crimes that have been committed with Snapchat as an opening for villainy.

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“The worlds most dangerous mastermind is about to snap…​”