Picture Show, the YouTube channel born out of the collaboration between Tribeca and the famed Maker Studios, is back with an all-new original film. Directed by Maker Studios auteur Sam Macaroni, 7 Minutes to Save the World is a throwback to classic action genre films—think Die Hard with just a dash of Predator.
YouTube deity ShayCarl is our hero, John Smith, who, while out to dinner with the beautiful veterinarian Caroline (Shiri Appleby, Girls), gets a call from his boss, the mysterious General Decker (Macaroni). Smith must abandon his date to take on a new mission: save the world from a crazed animal rights activist, Righteous Whale (voiced by Danny Devito), who has a giant laser that could destroy the planet. Disguised as a chicken and armed with a machine gun and some clever one-liners, Smith has only 7 minutes to defeat Righteous Whale and his crew and return to his date.
If the blockbusters of the summer are letting you down, enjoy this bite-sized action gem from the team at Picture Show. Check out the behind-the-scenes video to learn more about the film.