The Other Way

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The Other Way
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Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on N/A
Sung by N/A
Duration 20:06
Genre Drama, Science Fiction
Language English, English (reversed)

The Other Way is a short film created/directed primarily by Joe Hawley. The film features a character going to a pizza place, discovering that he has had an unwanted child with his girlfriend, and then going to the pool. After seeing how "terrible" being a father is, Joe attempts to drown himself in the pool, instead beginning the main story element of the short film; which is that time is now running backwards, Joe's character struggles with this new fact, and races to try and get his baby un-born.

According to Scotty Eckenthal, who uploaded the video to
Joe Hawley made "The Other Way" for his senior thesis at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He actually posted the film on his band's website,, but when the band abandoned the website in favor of a MySpace page, their entire video section was lost. Most of those videos made it over to YouTube. This one, however, did not.
The video was removed from Vimeo sometime in early 2020.

The film's cast includes Bora Karaca as "Pizza Clerk", and Rob Cantor as "Calculator Nerd". The film also makes use of the Tally Hall song Ruler Of Everything[1]

YouTube user 'Sam Bell' uploaded a version of the video to YouTube but reversed, entitled: "The Other Way... The Other Way"[2]