Mouse is a very intriguing film that sets your mind in motion the moment it begins. Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him are a thousand clones of himself, all of whom woke into the same mysterious scenario.
To escape he needs to outwit his ‘selves’ whilst overcoming the realization that he is not the only Anderson…
The film has many hidden meanings and metaphors. Anderson seems to be in some kind of experiment using clones of himself – no matter how he tries to escape he seems to be doing the same thing as everybody else, trying to outwit himself yet getting caught up in this continuous loop of time that he cannot escape from. Everything is predetermined; everything is made to go according to a masters plan. Trapped forever as a clone to live this tormented life, a mouse is present in each and every room, a metaphor for the confinement in which Anderson is in as well as the metaphor that he is trapped much like a mouse in its cage, being experimented on, being watched, being observed.
The film also teases the uniqueness of us as humans, if someone made a clone of you, would you share the same emotions, the same memories, thoughts, actions and mindset. If so what makes that person different from you, are we even unique in ourselves if a replicated copy could think, act and live the same way you do.
The film is superbly shot with professional VFX, fantastic acting and beautiful set construction. Fifteen minutes of pure enjoyment that will leave you wanting more as the film approaches its closure.
“A beautifully shot short film that dwells into the existence of the human soul”