Short of the Week

Aaron Au


Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Dana O'Keefe / 8 min / USA / 2012

A contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jamie Travis / 22 min / Canada / 2012

Aaron sings in choir, watches soap operas and sleeps with the nightlight on. Can hypnosis solve the mystery of his missing friend?

Action about Growth in Live-Action
Aaron Au / 9 min / Canada / 2011

Gifted with an impressive sword, an elderly tea-master must fight for his life despite knowing nothing of swordplay.

SOTW / January 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the official Short of the Week Awards 2013 nominees! We’ve nominated the top 10 films in each of our three categories—Animation, Live-Action, and New Media—as…

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan / 9 min / USA / 2012

Isolated in a place where twisted creatures torment him from the dark, a man desperately tries to find an escape.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Aaron David DeFazio / 13 min / USA / 2013

Amidst poor earnings and a wrecked marriage, a portfolio manager is feeling the stress.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Interview / March 19, 2008

I had the chance to throw a few questions at Dan Pasternack, the man behind content programming at Super Deluxe, about Derek & Simon and how online entertainment is more “ballsy” than television.

Experimental about Other Worlds in Claymation
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Festival Online Program / August 24, 2012

No preamble, if you want to learn more about this fantastic online competition, check out the first half of our coverage from yesterday. Again, due to embedding restrictions, please…

Festival Online Program / June 14, 2012

North America’s largest festival dedicated to short film returns next week. For the second year organizers have created an online component to supplement the proceedings. You can check out…

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Kurt Nishimura / 4 min / USA / 2008

Winner of the MTVU Decemberists’ Green Screen Challenge, this short follows a young lady’s unnatural obsession with an old TV set.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Wes Ball / 8 min / USA / 2012

In the vein of Sci-Fi VFX shorts like “The Raven” and “Rosa”, Wes Ball creates a thrilling and gorgeous CG chase sequence, sure to draw the attention of Hollywood.