Short of the Week

Spider

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

This is a film that has been on SotW’s radar for a while. A 2008 Sundance online offering, it was posted to the net even before that, thanks to the progressive views of director Nash Edgerton and the folks at Blue Tongue—home incidentally of 2008 fave I Love Sarah Jane.

It has been extremely popular, but I sat on posting it because something about the film didn’t sit with me right. It’s for sure a superior film, I just think I loved everything about it except the parts that I assume everyone loves. ^_^

Good thing I waited I suppose, because MarBelle scored an interview with, and a real cool vfx vid from Mr. Edgerton for his own site, which adds a little bit of illumination to a key sequence—forcefully overcoming any reservations on my part to recommend.

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Co-Founder of Short of the Week, Sondhi lives in Brooklyn working as a Curator for Vimeo. Follow his musings on online video, direct distribution and branded content: @jasondhi.
  • http://www.iheartpluto.blogspot.com Nils

    “Spider” is one of my all time favorite shorts. *Spoiler* I love how it scares the hell out of you in minute and in next minute makes you laugh really hard */Spoiler* + the cinematography is superb and one can really feel the chemistry between the two protagonists.

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2009/06/24/beyond-here-lies-nothin/ Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ ‹ Short of the Week

    [...] director is back in another piece featuring humans colliding with cars. Nash Edgerton, director of Spider and member of the formidable Blue Tongue group, resurfaces with a music video for Bob Dylan. Not a [...]

  • http://dabottomsproductions.com Daniel Bottoms

    Bravo, truly made me jump.Good pace and ironic hook at the end.An excellent short film.

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2010/06/29/crossbow/ Crossbow | Short of the Week

    [...] famous Blue-Tongue Collective, whose films have been featured numerously on this site and others. Spider and I Love Sarah Jane have appeared on our lists of our favorite reviews from 2009 and 2008 [...]

  • A. Adan

    Extremely tragic story. So tragic that it allows no amusement at all for anyone with an inch of emotional depth & understanding. Overall, it’s great in that it resembles life a lot, except for the final surprise of course.

  • David

    Dead link

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com Short of the Week

    Thanks for the heads up. You can still catch it over on Directors’ Notes http://www.directorsnotes.com/2009/02/11/spider-nash-edgerton/

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2013/02/04/bear/ Bear by @nashedgerton & @bluetonguefilms | Short Film

    [...] release is worthy of recommendation. Bear is a direct sequel to Nash Edgerton’s shock-joke film, Spider, and, like all good follow ups, it takes the formula of the original and ups the ante for our [...]

  • mel

    good god that made me jump out of my skin.. so simple but so effective..