Nothing is what it seems. Ok, we know that, but ‘I Was Nobody‘ is a short film that defies not only the appearances of a drama built on a strong psychological conflict, but also the conventions of a precise cinematic genre. It is difficult to say what the intention of director Adam Hodge really was (to juggle the expectations of the public or to suddenly transgress genre barriers?), but we are positive that the result is more than surprising. Thus, the relationship between a father and a daughter – the starting point in the narrative – undergoes an unexpected change of context which, just when the viewer was waiting for those rather teary clichés, saves everything from a predictable bittersweet ending. We would do a disservice to anyone who wants to see this short film if we revealed the plot, since the surprise effect is one of its great qualities. We will only say this: a young woman has no other choice than to hospitalize her delusional father, but a discussion between the two completely changes the facts.