This short film was extraordinary in its simplicity and brilliant in its portrayal of the rarely seen softer side of human kind. The actors were wonderful and the writing superb. I hope that those responsible for this splendid work continue their writing short films as well as feature-length works in the future. It's really too bad that there aren't more short films like this one. Not having been a fan of short films in the past, this one has changed my mind. The Long and Short Of It was a pleasant viewing experience. Bravo to the writers and the rest of the crew! Fantastic, Simple Brilliance! It should be put on DVD or VHS all by itself and a feature-length version created.