Validation is a short film written and directed by Kurt Kuenne. The viewer is captured by the story of, a smiley and happy parking attendant (T.J. Thyne), who goes beyond the call of duty and rather than just validating drivers’ parking tickets, he includes a special kind of validation: their value and worth as unique individuals.
As the parking attendant compliments people on their appearance and demeanor and touches on their inner qualities, you can see the smiles growing. Our happy attendant goes beyond the everyday man and brings validation to even President Bush and Saddam Hussein.
Life seems to being going great for him until he enters the DMV where he is confronted with a beautiful photographer (Vicki Davis) who strictly adheres to the DMV policy of NO SMILING. Despite trying and trying our parking attendant eventually becomes defeated because there is one person he can’t make smile. Can our happy parking attendant pull himself out of it?
What happens to someone that makes them stop smiling?
To watch the short on Youtube go here.