By Heinrich Domingo
Many of the short films today command popularity due to their ability to surprise the audience. They would begin with an exposition of a narrative and then later on provide a catch or a punch line in the latter part of the film. It is a faint attempt to make the audience go back to the plot, attempt to read it again, and hopefully appreciate the filmmaker’s attempt to make them think. Although such style invokes attention of the crowd, this treatment has been incessantly used that the viewing public no longer sees it effective.