This Hilarious Short Film Explores The True Definition of a Photocopier

So what exactly is a photocopier? You'd think the answer to that would be an easy one to explain, but you would be wrong---so very, very wrong, especially if you resided in Ohio.

Los Angeles filmmaker Brett Weiner’s short film “Verbatim” is a dramatization of transcripts from a real-life case from the Ohio Supreme Court, where a lawyer became embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.

The witness in the deposition decided to argue that he had no idea what the term “photocopying machine” actually means and the resulting exchange occurred.

We're through the looking glass here people---into an alternate reality where things become so complicated that no one knows anymore what is real---except we are not, this really happened!

You couldn't make this stuff up, however hard you tried and if you saw it in some Hollywood film you'd leave the movie theater citing unrealistic plot settings and absurd context (yeah, i know, you probably do that already with some of the stuff that comes out of Tinseltown, but stay with me on this..).

Weiner chanced upon the deposition back in 2012 and thought it was so ridiculous it warranted turning it into a short film, which the New York Times ran as one of their Op-Docs back in April.


Produced by: Brett Weiner

Read the story here: nyti.ms/1nzbpEh

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