Timothy J. Cox has been sending us his short films for a while now, but this is the first he has directed, alongside Jamie Barlow, and the first he has written since 2011.
Live Health is the story of Dr. Peter Marcus a therapist who, due to the global pandemic, is not conducting his sessions online.
We see him meet a variety of people going through a variety of issues and, on the whole, they seem happy with how Dr. Marcus is treating them.
That is until we get to the final patient. A man that Peter has provided advice to previously and he’s acted on and, well, it doesn’t sound like it’s gone well. The man isn’t happy with Peter.
But where does a therapist go when he needs help? Who helps the therapist through things?
Live Health is a zippy nine minutes long and doesn’t hang around in any sense of the word. Cox is good as the therapist, putting on a face to his clients, but despair sets in when they aren’t around.
The twist is a touch predictable but otherwise Live Health is a solid short film.