I posted this video above at the time, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find the short film online. And I searched for it over the past several years. Whenever I told friends about how great the film was, alas the best I could do was send them to a link of an extended scene, or the trailer. Both were very good and extremely funny, and did the sensibility of the full film justice -- but they just didn't give an idea of how terrific the whole thing really was.
And then, just the other day...I found it!!
And it's as really-wonderful as I remembered it. Do yourself a favor and spare the paltry 11 minutes to watch. Here is Time Freak. The whole thing. At last.
And then when you've finished, go back up to the beginning and watch again the utter joy of the filmmakers as they find out they'd just gotten an Oscar nomination