Time travel has always fascinated storytellers for its ability to award reason even to wild imaginations that bend the line between truth and fantasy. A young woman chances upon an abandoned watch during her walk in the park one evening. For what looks like an ordinary time keeper, she does not know that the watch can transport her back and forth in time. As she discovers the secret functionality of the watch, the young lady uses its superpower to investigate aspects of her life. With the significant power of travelling to the past and the future in her hands, does she change her destiny and live happily?
Tick Tock is a narrative short film from Director Andreas Tiatto. Andreas picks the idea of ‘time travel’ as the core and weaves the story of a young woman who comes in procession of a device capable of time travel. The way in which the young woman learns about the power processed by the watch is treated in a visually refreshing manner. This leaves the audience as much surprised as the young woman when nothing appears to have changed and yet everything feels different. Andreas builds his story at a leisurely pace, one step at a time. The young woman explores the newfound power in her hand, using it to get to the truth of those around her. Starting her adventure by going back a few minutes in time, she soon progresses to travelling to a specific location for a particular event, intending to alter the consequences of the incident.
The intriguing idea of time travel always comes saddled with the question, ‘is the knowledge of the future a good thing’? Can we alter the imminent if we learn about it today or are we bound to live our life the way fate intends it to be?