I'm trying to identify this short film I watched a while ago. Here's what I remember;

  • I watched it on YouTube around 2012/2013 (it was very professionally done, and won a few awards)
  • It was live action and in colour
  • The plot consisted of an old man sending postcards to random addresses around the world and see how long it took for them to return / see if he got any replies
  • Every day he would wait for the postman to arrive
  • It was based around the ending of a war (world war 2 / cold war - I can't remember specifically)
  • From what I remember, it wasn't based in the United States (this could be wrong)
  • In the end, the man got taken away by the army for "being a spy" due to the amount of postcards he sent (or a factor of the postcards)
  • The man died in a plane crash after being taken away by the army

I hope this is enough information for you guys, if not, I'll try and remember some more.

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    Per meta discussions and the help page, spoilers in the body of a question are not needed, especially on an identify this question. – CGCampbell May 12 '15 at 11:40
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    Was it live action? Was it in color? (BTW, if you watched on it YT when you were logged in, you can search for it in your watch history - though it might take a while. YT archives every video you've ever watched.) – Walt May 15 '15 at 12:05
  • Hi @Walt - It was live action colour, yes. I swap between many Google accounts and I'm really unsure which one I was logged in on when I watched - though I'll search my primary ones after work - thanks for the tip! – hd. May 15 '15 at 12:07
  • You don't happen to remember what any of the awards were, or even looked like (their icons)? – CGCampbell May 23 '15 at 15:47
  • Unfortunately I can't remember @CGCampbell :( – hd. May 23 '15 at 16:24

I found your short: It's Envelope from 2012 with Kevin Spacey.

Evgeniy started writing fake letters since he was 6 when he tried writing one to his imaginary friend. Throughout his lifetime, he has accumulated a letter from every country, except New Zealand. He writes a letter to a seemingly fake person in a seemingly fake city in New Zealand. After 4 weeks, he receives a letter back from the fake person stating that Evgeniy and the person have in fact met in real life. A lieutenant comes and searches his house to find a secret code hidden among the envelopes. Evgeniy is shocked and the lieutenant travels with him to board a plane later on. While Evgeniy and the lieutenant are traveling, Tanya (Evgeniy's wife) finds a letter in which the person from New Zealand proves to be true and states that Evgeniy will die in a plane.

It was based on a true story. Here it is in its entirety:


Sounds similar to The Letter writer. But your description is so vague it may be something else. This was a short 12 minute film in 2012 LDS film festival. Hope you find what you are looking for

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    No offense, but I don't think the OP's description is vague at all. – Walt May 21 '15 at 5:07
  • None taken, i just said that based on number of answers(zero basically) it got. – User56756 May 21 '15 at 5:23
  • Hey thanks @Shrilekha - unfortunately this isn't it (though it does look interesting) – hd. May 21 '15 at 7:33
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    I agree that this is actually one of the better written identify-this questions. Unfortunately, it's about a short film, which are generally not as widely viewed as feature films, and this question may take a long while to be correctly answered due to that. (waiting for someone who saw it to read the question.) – CGCampbell May 23 '15 at 15:46

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