“The Boy with a Camera for a Face” is a wonderfully surreal, award-winning short film narrated in a sing-song rhyme that tells the story of a boy who is born with the unusual ability to record every moment of his life, but isn’t ever able look back on it. According to filmmaker Spencer Brown , the film is a comment about “the way we live today”.
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by the fact he is recording it. Accompanied by a voice over narration read by Steven Berkoff, the film tells an epic story in fifteen minutes about the way we live today. …We follow him from his birth through to adulthood, and experience his inability to live a normal life.