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Famous First Films: Before Directing THE BATMAN, Matt Reeves Directed this Debut Short

By John Connor [10.18.21]


Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) who is the director of the new film DC film The Batman, started his career with a charming student short film called Mr. Petrified Forest in 1992.

The film was eventually included as segment in the 1994 anthology film Future Shock.

Synopsis:
A passport photographer named Steven Forrest (Sam Clay) is petrified of death following the sudden demise of his fearless buddy in a martini accident (he chokes on the olive). He attempts to stay alive by avoiding air travel and by protecting himself from a possible major earthquake he believes is coming.




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