By Gillian West | Social media manager

June 30, 2015 | 2 min read

Beagle Street has challenged BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Gary Tarn to produce the world’s shortest short film, #LeapSecondMovie, to commemorate today’s Leap Second (Tuesday 30 June).

The online life insurance company asked Tarn to produce a film celebrating the joy of being alive; the result is a collection of 25 frames cut to a four-note soundtrack which lasts for exactly one second.

“The Leap Second is a unique event that gives us all an extra second to stop and think about how we live our lives and spend our time,” explained Tarn. “My one-second film celebrates 25 captured moments, personal to me, that make my heart sing. In an increasingly busy world, I’m hoping people will spend just a second to watch the film and be inspired to recognise, enjoy and appreciate the amazing lives we share with those we love.”

Hannah MacAulay from Beagle Street added: “#LeapSecondMovie is a (very) quick reminder to make the most of every moment, enjoy life and live it to the full.”

The Leap Second is added to the world’s atomic clocks on 30 June at 23:59:61 in order to compensate for the slowing of the Earth’s rotation.


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