Running away, to music of Robbie Williams

Normals3 Created by British actor/writer/director Jim Field Smith and his production company, idiotlamp, Goodbye to the Normals, a short film now making the rounds online, is actually a commercial for a new Robbie Williams album. But the sell is pretty subtle—the soundtrack, it turns out, is Williams’ song “Burslem Normals.” Alfie Field (shown here) is great as the precocious runaway. He has some good lines, and a nice signoff at the end.

—Posted by Tim Nudd