The McCoubrey Brothers have once again made a hauntingly atmospheric short worthy of seven minutes of your time. Attempting to capitalize on the successes of the macabre “The Grey Matter,” which I showcased here, the McCoubreys quickly worked to release another short. The product is “Therefore I Am,” a seven minute thriller about the many-worlds interpretation of time travel.
According to Director Peter McCoubrey:
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Traditionally, the way time travel is depicted in popular films like Back to the Future, The Terminator, and Looper (all films we love) the is that if you go back and alter the past in any way, it will create a butterfly effect that directly impacts a character’s future/present. That’s of course an endlessly fun hook that creates high stakes and allows for really dynamic sci-fi storytelling. We thought what if you took that paradox out of the equation? Could there still a captivating aspect to time travel that doesn’t involve a Grandfather Paradox?