n 0pt”>”Recently Deceased” is about a guy named Jim. Seconds after winning the lottery, Jim is murdered by his acquaintance Reggie, who desperately wants to open a bakery with the money. The kink is that Jim hasn’t completed that day’s to-do list, so he rises from the dead to buy a headband and take out the trash, among other things.
Along the way, Jim recovers his memory enough to complete one final, premonitory list item before crawling back into his shallow grave. Despite, or maybe because of, clumsy makeup effects (Jim’s rubber ear has to be held on with his new headband) and the director’s unexplained impulse to label objects with a permanent marker, this short possesses a quirky, homemade charm that helps it somewhat transcend its limited production value.