The Saddest Boy in the World

Jamie Travis, Canada, 2006, 13 min
Timothy Higgins, picked last for the team, is the saddest boy in the world. Friendlessness, suburban complacency and prescription drugs have conspired against the youngster to make this his worst year yet. Musical Chairs and birthday cake can't save him now at his ninth birthday party, Timothy prepares for a show-stopping suicide.