The key here is simplicity. Stein keeps his narrative mostly wordless—a film comprised of straightforward, visually strong moments. This is a story about moving on in the wake of tragedy and finding strength in loved ones. Fortunately, Stein’s film is sentimental but never schmaltzy. It feels honest where so many other similar shorts feel calculated. Granted, it helps that the film features an adorable young girl who has eyes like saucers (actress Georgia Rose Bell appearing in her first film), but despite the “cute factor” Stein’s film shows a strong sense of indie craft. His use of close-ups—a lighter, a hand reaching for another—are especially effective. As viewers, we get a sense of the relationship between father and daughter without anything feeling too on-the-nose.