Tin & Tina

Tin & Tina


Tin & Tina starts with a man preparing for dinner, as a news report on the radio tells of a murder story. When everything is ready, he calls Tin and Tina to come to eat. The two children sit down, but don’t touch the puree on their plates. Just as their father angrily tells them to eat up, he starts trashing about, and falls to the ground.

This film is a visual treat, while remaining an intriguing story set in just one room. The black-and-white semi-symmetrical backdrop provides a chilling touch to the movements of the two children, whose simple and, perhaps, innocent view of things adds another dimension of horror to this tale. Brilliant short film that plays on lights, shadows, and sounds to deliver a curious yet terrible story.

There’s just something about the childlike air of the young that makes it rather scary when they get involved in something dark. What about you? What did you think of Tin, Tina, and their treatment of their father?

(Tin & Tina is available on Vimeo with English subtitles in closed captions. Click here for a story of another two children trying to avoid Mamá. Click here for a film about two children talking about another scary story. And click here for feature film about a child discovering dark secrets and strange stories.)

Tin & Tina, on Vimeo


Directed by Rubin Stein

Film’s official websiteDirector’s website | Tin & Tina on IMDb


I'm the webmaster and author at Freespanishshortfilms.com. I started this website as a complement to my studies in the Spanish language, but honestly, it just gave me an excuse to watch lots of great short films (like the ones in my author's picks section). I also blog and write short stories.

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