Stealing Time | SciFi Time Travel Short Film

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William Pereira Gomes : how can a person who created time travel be so stupid?

That Guy Magnum! : This is just amazing! Too bad Howard is an idiot...

YaYa Inspired : Ok, cool... but there's still a dead body in the garage, and how long will it take for the police to make the guy who stole the device the prime suspect?

sio eati : I dont know if I can trust myself if I ever could face my clone trough travel time.. I believe that any white cheep can change into a dark wolf if the atmosphere was influential enough to manipulate yourself.. my conclusion.. I think I won't trust myself

Dylan Walker Photography : This must have been confusing to edit. Great film.

Jonas Polsky : The least plausible part is that someone in Southern California would be wearing a jacket and scarf in the daytime.

kijanailis : Been on a short film frenzy the last week, must have watched hundreds so far...this was excellent! I shared it and subscribed.

░KenLinx░ : This was GENIUS! Sad that it didn't get more views.

Haleigh : If you watch Doctor Who, all the feelings your feeling like your head hurting have become more severe and you've adapted to it; basically whovians watch this without their brains exploding because it's normal to them

Michael House : As long as the rotation of the Earth is being taken into account, so does the movement of the solar system and the movement of the galaxy. Time travelers would end up out in space :)

Igor Freitas : If he moves through time but not space, how the hell he ends up in his own neighborhood when earth spins around the sun at a speed of 30 km/s? And this is without considering that the sun is also constantly moving along with everything else through the universe.

Tazaur945 : somebody help me understand... Howard had this time machine, and accidentally killed the other Howard, so he kept going back to try to fix it, creating a time loop? then James wants to steal it, but James 2 shows up and acts as James 1 in order to keep the loop going. then James 2 sends James 1 back in time, therefore causing him to become the James 2. now all the James 2's steal the time machine while Howard is stuck in a time loop forever, none the wiser. is this right?

kalucky0 : So... What time is it?

First_Comes_Rock : This is literally the perfect time traveling movie

Baxter Simpson : It makes more sense if you watch it twice.

Alley Cat : So I think I've figured out the (possible) looped timeline, I used to think that James 2 is the one who supposedly orchestrates the entire thing. Which is strange- how is it possible for James 1 and James 2 to be equally scheming and machiavellian and yet James 1 to naively trust in and be betrayed by his very clone? Putting that character inconsistency aside.... timeline-wise we are still left with an anomaly (I mean aside from the paradox backwards time travel creates by its very nature, see other comments). James 2 has to exist near the beginning because there are two Jameses in the room when Howard's first clone returns. Therefore the James clone must have been created at some point before Howard 2 gets home but also after (logically) the time machine was invented. In that specific timeframe we see a James trying to escape with the machine. It is easy to assume that this is James 1 as it's the clone who would "appear" somewhere outside. But if it is James 1, James 1 is surprised to see James 2 implying they are meeting for the first time. So James must have cloned himself unconsciously at some point. The only alternative to fix these is that it was actually James 1 (the original James) who was behind everything. This fits: he tricks the clone, (who knows relatively less because he is at least unaware of being a clone and of what is happening near Howard's home sometime after Howard is first cloned). And it would again have to be James 1 who runs to the car, lies to Howard and eventually kills the other James... but it would have to mean that James 1 shot the original Howard and then was somehow cloned himself, got out of the box, and ran outside to lay in wait for the clone.. who he knew would probably go for the machine. The prepared breifcase is harder to explain without allowing for the possibility of having a single same James before 12:00 knowing something he will only learn after 12:00.. and here come the paradoxes.. but symbolically it is a nice touch emphasizing the extent of his devious intentions..

Digimon’s Republic Xros Heart : Cool film, i wanted to see if a time traveller choose a wrong date, example going back to 11:30am, but you end up in Year 1130

Greg Blesch : Is it possible for me to go back in time so I don't have to watch this video?

ideamaker : There's one flaw... how does the bad guy know to bring a box with the exact size hole for the device???

Linnen Carrot : My brain hurts........

Film News Report : That is one well written time travel short. Probably the best I have ever seen. This one should have won Best Short Screenplay for a Tier 1 festival.

Enzo De Rezende : Actually , I did the math here Earth takes 24 hours to rotates around itself , earth circunference is 2*3.14*6.3000.000 meters , so earths rotation speed is around 500meters per second. If you traveled for 5 minutes the earth would have movemented 150km , so you would be 150km from your starting point , not at your neighbors yard Thats only correct for the equator line , but it gives you an idea how would it be in greater latitudes

Josaph : Following the film logic here are the instructions to build the time machine: 1. Collect a lot of electronic equipment. 2. Connect the equipment randomly until the future you visits you and tells you that the machine is working and you should use it to tell the past you that is working. 3. Profit.

beingabetterman : I love all the talk about the impossibility of time travel and the paradoxes..... I just watched a made up story about made up science and made up paradoxes and made up rotation of the sun and universe....... and, Was entertained - I think that is the absolute point!

true love : Hats off to creativity of person. Appreciates your thinking. You are the winner of yourself.💚💛💙💜💛💙💙💚💜

ScottySquatch : To the people who keep arguing that "time traveling to the past is impossible" and "this is unrealistic" and stuff like that. I say to you sir/mam it's just a film. It's supposed to be like that.

King Star Group : HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON THERE...I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND...

johnmonk66 : Guy comes with an empty case but forgets it's empty so he has to look in it so we see it's empty too, lucky it's the right size for what he will later steal. Dog appears in a pool, he appears in some ladies house. With the speed the earth moves at through space in 5 minutes he would be hundreds of miles in space and dead. He can't run back faster than the earth spins. He knows the him from the pool killed him and he still runs in and gets shot.

Whoop Dee-Doo : It’s at times like these I like to remember that all time is happening all the time. Just because you’re not in the same time as someone else, doesn’t mean that other time isn’t going forward.

Tristan Black Wolf : In other comments, observations are noted regarding whether or not time travelers would end up in space, conflicts of spatial events, and so forth. Let 'em go, guys. If you're going to suspend belief enough to play with the five-minute time-bounce to create the looping effect, just enjoy the story for its own cleverly designed sequence of amusements. Most sci-fi of this sort is "soft science," which means that certain elements are included while others are ignored, all for the sake of enjoying the story. Let it be fun! Within the parameters set by the story (not by scientific fact), it works, and works well. Kudos to the creators for a delightful, well-produced bit of temporal shenanigans!

Sam Parker : Well filmed. The technical quality was great. However, I can't relate to the protagonist, because he is a moron.

Pedersen Productions : In the thumbnail you looked like Seth McFarland

Salim Maharjan : That guy is such an idiot!!! After seeing himself dead, why would he go back in time to save himself while he could have easily avoided that by not traveling through time the second time.

Tobias Fünke : Kudos to the props department...I mean, when I picture someone who is able to put together a machine that can manipulate time, I think, "Yeah, that guys keeps his high school physics textbook close by"

Fusseldieb : WOW! THis is too short and has too little views! That was simply amazing!!!!!

gilki[] : absolutely love the scarf. Its trapped in an endless loop. That simple exchange made each of the infinite scarves shift ownership one over to the previous version.

John Walker II : just.... wow, the mental hops you have to go through to make an actual WORKING ending to all the logical loopholes that time travel causes, that I have to seriously admire. Everything else was very well done, but the thinking going into this one.. nice. Very nicely done.

rngwrldngnr : If he was moving because if the earth's rotation, he would appear in the same place after every jump.

Vishnu Ratnakar : Well done effort team. Unlike other time travel concepts the basic clock rotation is reflected here. Arranged in a simple manner still its entertaining and seat holding. Once again Thumbs up!

Peter Addison : amazing fun film

Oce Gaming : Honestly one of the best short films I've ever seen. Why can't there be more like this on YouTube?

DalekSupremeWithCheese : This is incredible! The temporal causality loop is my favorite kind of paradox, because it seems to be the only logical kind. I'm glad you didn't use the BTTF kind of paradox, where everything slowly changes. A timeline this complex takes tact and intelligence to conceive, so bravo to you!

michaeljameskerrigan : Taking all previous comments into account, in my opinion, this is a wonderfully good science fiction short. Well written, well produced, directed AND edited with all the bells and whistles deserving of a full blown production. Yes, the time travel theme and all the paradoxes it throws up is a well-worn path populated by countless others but nevertheless, this production is an extremely good piece of entertainment that holds the attention of the viewer to its conclusion - whatever the 'armchair si fi critics' might try to level at its paradoxical storyline. And the film's 'timing' is spot on too! All participants should be applauded for their efforts; special effects, sound, music composition and not least of all, the actors who performed their parts extremely well. Congratulations to all concerned in producing such a professional film. I, for one, will look forward to further productions you may produce.

Andrew Beach : Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. That was a very good representation of a Time loop. 10 out of 10!!!!

Kat : I wonder what happened to the other scarf though, the _"original"..._

Robert Winters : Great big fun. Excellent.

Fredrik Hast : Amazing short, loved it, great job guys!

Gulraiz Ali : What a movie... They got stuck in time... It is some Hollywood stuff

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mutilator97 : The biggest problem with this short, and time travel in general, is not the multiples of one's self, nor the reference point for where you end up, but the fact that it creates paradoxes by it's very nature. If you go into the past, the very fact that you are now there creates a paradox due to you not having been there before. anything and everything you could possibly do would simply crate more paradoxes due to them being able to interfere with what you were doing to travel back in time in the first place. Then there's the fact that you can't change anything you want to(barring all else), because doing so removes the reason you went back in time in the first place. In summary, backwards time travel is impossible, and even if it were, too dangerous to even try due to paradoxes and universe destruction as consequence.