Fear abounds in Victoria Vincent's latest short film, "Nothing To Hide"

L.A.-based filmmaker and industry artist Victoria Vincent (better known online as Vewn) recently posted her latest short, "Nothing to Hide."

Like much of Vincent's work, "Nothing to Hide" unfolds with frantic speed and takes place in a world similar to our own but shifted by several degrees. I recommend repeated viewings, as there are plenty of surreal moments and amusing visual details and gags that pop up and disappear quickly.

"Nothing to Hide" takes no prisoners. It pokes fun at just about everyone: law enforcement, protesters, the justice system, cronyism, toxic masculinity, and people who believe that information from the Internet = knowledge.

As much fun as the jokes in this short story are the way it plays with proportions and perspective. Although the picture appears simple, the visual gags also have narrative depth as Vincent poses in each scene to reduce the violet protagonist of this short story to the size of a toddler in front of authority figures.

Vincent's take on a common current theme feels entirely original, thanks to the film's clever direction. The frustrating situations encountered by the characters in this short film are ones that anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by a rapidly changing world can relate to.