I completely agree about Ted Chung‘s A Thousand Words, a five-minute dialogue-free short that was posted on Vimeo four days ago. It’s an elegant, concise and very affecting portrait of big-city loneliness and little instant connections that go “ping” and are gone seconds later. The emotions are halting, delicate, true. Beautiful piano score.

A Thousand Words from Ted Chung on Vimeo.

The HE reader who sent it along (i.e., “Paisley Merriweather”) is calling it an “absolutely phenomenal” short “that blows away any of the shorts shown at Sundance this year. Chung, working with no resources, could be the next Cuaron or Soderbergh.” The short is starting to blow up all across the web — over 7,000 views in 3 days.