Two Distant Strangers

Two Distant Strangers is a 2020 American short film written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe.[2][3] The film examines the deaths of Black Americans during encounters with police through the eyes of a character trapped in a time loop that keeps ending in his death.[4][5] Two Distant Strangers won the award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, marking distributor Netflix's first win in the category.[6]

Two Distant Strangers
Official release poster
Directed by
Screenplay byTravon Free
Produced by
CinematographyJessica Young
Edited byAlex Odesmith
Music byJames Poyser
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Distributed byNetflix
Release date
November 20, 2020
Running time
32 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$443,050 (all short films)[1]

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