Writer and director Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind that is John Malkovich, Adaptation) collaborated with Likely Story + ArtClass to direct a short film titled Jackals and firemen. The short serves as an ad for Samsung phones, but it’s primarily a great short film that fans of Kaufman and his storytelling style will love.

The film was shot on Galaxy S22 Ultra phones and is based on a poem by Eva HD. Here’s a summary:

A woman wanders the streets of New York, sits on buses and trains, sits in bars and coffee shops, sees the colorful neighborhoods of the city and thinks about her life, loneliness, unrequited love. He finds moments of communication with the various people he meets along the way and with the city itself. This project builds on the Filmed #withGalaxy campaign, which invites visionary filmmakers to demonstrate that the Samsung Galaxy is the perfect medium to share their epic stories with the world.

Check out the short film below and let us know what you think.