Life is worth living… at the cost of your life! As paradoxical as it sounds, this is the very message of the short film ‘Crosshair: A Tipping Point’. Amit Patel builds a thriller-like project that is, in fact, based on an extreme therapeutic exercise through which people with acute depression end up activating their inner resources to survive, despite everything. Thus, the aspect of a race against time that the director orchestrates around his protagonist is, rather, a metaphor of an intimate state of emergency expressing the psychological contradictions of a man unable to appreciate the small details that make up his own existence. Not coincidentally, the main character is a man who knew the heights of fame, as he is an Oscar awarded actor / director, but, despite his fame, he is defeated by the demands of a world terrorized by either the threat of pandemic or the contractual burdens imposed by the others. In other words, this short film compresses in a few minutes the well-known pearl of wisdom “money can’t buy happiness” starting from the status of a character overwhelmed by the weight of fame or by the generalized anxieties promoted in today’s media.