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"Mark Slutsky’s five minute short film is one of the best science fiction films I’ve ever seen. It’s also easily one of the great films of the year."
— Unseen Films
"We’ve all noticed that time seems to move faster as we grow older — but what if you could build a machine that slowed time to the point of imperceptibility? In Mark Slutsky’s gorgeous new film The Decelerators, a group of people manage to do just that — and the result is almost worthy of The Twilight Zone."
"One of the most poignant media on the experience of time I’ve ever experienced."
— Fiona Duncan, Bullett Media
“It’s moody and elegant and weird, and I really enjoyed it. You will too.”
— Norm Wilner, NOW
"‘The Decelerators’ is a ephemeral film which deserves praise, balancing philosophy and great cinematography. It might be just another time-travel story, but its fleeting presence lingers on way beyond the final credits."
— Short Sighted Cinema
A film by Mark Slutsky
Vimeo Staff Pick - October 2013
Prix Les Enfants - Gala Prends ça court! 2014
Theatrical run August 2013 in front of Berberian Sound Studio at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
CineGlobe festival de films au CERN 2014
Rendezvous du Cinéma Québécois 2014
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (Seattle) 2014
Dark Matters Horror Bites 2013
Kaluga Popular Science Festival 2013
Imagine Science Film Festival 2013
Dark Bridges Film Festival 2013
Cannes 2013: Telefilm Canada Not Short on Talent showcase
Sci-Fi London 2013
Boston Underground Film Festival 2013
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 2013 (Honorable Mention)
Calgary International Film Festival 2012
Atlantic Film Festival 2012
Original music by CFCF
Starring William Daniel Buller, Nathan Curry, Evan Curry, Amy Didemus, Sarah Anne Gibson, Ohara Hale, Heather Lewenza, Zoë Mowat, Aaron Standen and Michael Winder
Cinematography by Bobby Shore
5 mins, 2012
When a group of friends invent a machine to slow down time, the results are not quite what they expected.