"a cross between Will Ferrell and Philip Seymour Hoffman"

Erik Childress, who is one of the judges at the Chicago "Really" Short Film Festival, has posted reviews of all the shorts. I quote his entire review of Ted here in full:

Ted McGillicutty, Man of Action is so funny that it may not strike you until near the end of its 4 minutes that it�s all been one unbroken shot. Imagine sticking in every cop movie clich� you can into a confined setting that our hero must maneuver through. In just a few minutes, filmmaker Fuzzy Gerdes and star Dave Colan (whose style strikes one as a cross between Will Ferrell and Philip Seymour Hoffman) produce a satire that gloriously pokes fun at those tidbits savvy moviegoers grow weary of. Truly hysterical stuff.