Award of Merit – “Knock on Wood” (USA)

Title: Knock on Wood
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA 
Director: Job Michiel van Zuijlen
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2020

Synopsis: Some perceived deceased are still alive in their casket. They are pulled out in time, fortunately, although the local doctor and undertaker are at a loss what to do.

Then, one day, a few elderly ladies are gossiping in the funeral parlor. The “deceased” gets so irate that he jerks up, giving the ladies a scare, but the undertaker an idea on how to solve the problem.