What a charming little movie. Though it is clearly amateurish (made with friends, shot in weekends for over a year), it is really great how there is not a dull moment and the pacing is always going good. It really does feel like the genesis of his body of work, unlike that shitty short movie of his. The actors and the script are not great, but Nolan manages to get what he needs from'em!
Filmed with a crew of just himself (also responsible for the cinematography), the sound mixer, and two actors at any given point. I'm impressed with the discipline it must have taken Nolan & co. to stay committed to a project made on no budget, one day a week, for over a year. Everyone had to contend with their full-time jobs. I wish Nolan would go back to his indie, intimate thriller roots. This is a rare gem.