Synopsis: “Off-Camera” is a touching family drama that focuses on the effects of social media on the life of Sam, a lively four-year-old boy. Sam’s mother records a cute dance performance and posts it online, unexpectedly turning Sam into an internet sensation. Despite his newfound fame, Sam’s carefree personality becomes limited as he constantly needs to perform for his virtual audience. He longs for real connections and a childhood free from the pressures of social media, which becomes a prominent emotional struggle. This short film powerfully examines the challenges of modern parenting in the age of social media. It highlights the importance of genuine connections and living in the present rather than seeking validation in the virtual world. Through a heartfelt journey, the film encourages viewers to reflect on the influence of technology on our lives and the timeless joys of authentic human experiences.
Directed by Vishal TM (India)