|The protagonist contemplates life|
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|Released||January 23, 2005|
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Cognizance is an award-nominated 2005 music video drama brickfilm by Michael J. Green. The film is set to the song "Don't Panic" by Coldplay and is about an assassin who is reassessing his career and life choices.
A man, who turns out to be an assassin, is walking to a job. During his walk, he witnesses children playing in a park, and is also helped up by a stranger after falling down. At the end of the film, the assassin throws his gun in a trash can and walks off to have another try at his life, but finds a gun pointed at his head. He closes his eyes and smiles, and the screen goes black.
Cognizance was Michael J. Green's high school senior project. It was chosen as the top three projects, and was screened in front of Michael's entire high school of 500 people.
Use in other mediaEdit
Cognizance in the Wall Street JournalEdit
Cognizance was featured in the article "In This Film Industry It Really Helps to be a Blockhead."
Cognizance in FaithlessEdit
In the brickfilm Faithless, the main character is at a bar and watching Cognizance. When the film finishes, he confers with the barman about what the film means, and the barman explains:
"That's the point. It's irrelevant who shot him. He accepts his fate."
|2005||Brickfilming Achievement in Motion Picture Arts||Best Overall Film||Nominated|
|Best Visual Elements||Nominated|