Honorable Mention – The Hitchhiker (New Zealand)

Title: The Hitchhiker
Runtime: 8 min
Country: New Zealand
Director: Arun Jacob
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: September, 2021

Synopsis: A couple picks up the same mysterious hitchhiker again on yet another dark, rainy night. The wife suspects they are picking up the same creepy and ghostlike person again and is not happy about it, but agrees reluctantly. The hitchhiker engages the couple in a conversation and gets off before the couple head home.