Short of the Week

Mark Gardener


Adventure about Conquest in Anime
Hayao Miyazaki / 7 min / Japan / 2007

The brilliant Miyazaki brings to life a beautiful story of two small heroes and their pursuit to free a young angelic girl.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Mark Lester / 11 min / USA / 2013

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Chris Dundon / 18 min / UK / 2010

A teenager learns to cope socially with his brothers’ disability.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Interview / February 12, 2013

Short of the Week is about more than just highlighting the best in bite-sized narratives—it’s also about fostering a dialogue amongst the innovative creators telling earth-shattering stories in new and…

Interview / April 4, 2009

It’s been over a year since we stopped getting in touch with filmmakers on a regular basis, and one of the things we got back from you readers before our…

News / January 16, 2014

The nominations are in! An interesting crop of films this year, especially because there are  a few we’re unfamiliar with. Though, it’s great to see Short of the Week fav…

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action

Eight-year old Andy thinks he has superhuman abilities in this Cannes-honored film from New Zealand.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Seith Mann / 21 min / USA / 2012

Friends meet at the crossroads of loyalty and morality and are forced to decide which path to walk.

Drama about Inspiration in Claymation
Mark Osborne / 7 min / USA / 2008

Stop-Motion film of great beauty tells the story of a young inventor as he deals with the corrupting influences of Capitalism, and examines the source of joy and inspiration.

Article / January 5, 2012

The top 7 films in 2011 were all sequels—and three of those are part of franchises that made the same list 10 years ago. We all know there’s a lack of original stories coming from Hollywood these days, but just how bad is it?

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Mark Gutteridge / 9 min / UK / 2013

A group of uncommunicative neighbors closely monitor a new tenant’s movements until they meet via their intercom.

SOTW / January 28, 2011

In our announcement Tuesday I mentioned my skepticism in finding any of the Short Film Oscar nominees online, but you, our readers, did not share my defeatist attitude and unearthed…

Festival Tribeca / April 27, 2011

This is the second part of our coverage of the 9 in-competition short films Tribeca (Online) has made available, and the 3rd (and last) post overall in our coverage…

Playlist / February 12, 2013

This year’s winning live-action filmmakers represent a diverse group: a star feature film directing duo, a veteran commercial director, a pair of award-winning photojournalists, a Canadian writing/directing duo, and a…

War about Friendship in 3D Animation
Mark Nelson / 19 min / USA / 2013

Threatened by the invading German Army in WWI, a group of misfits must band together in order to save Britain and the world.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Adventure about Human Nature in Animation
Dylan White / 3 min / UK / 2011

A son recounts the legend of his father, an avid hunter whose collection lacked only one mythical beast…

Parody about Identity in Live-Action
Tetsuya Nakashima / 7 min / Japan / 2011

Who am I? It is a question we all ask. For high-schooler Katori Shintarou the question becomes more urgent when the Earth Defender Freshmen show up to defend the world—from him!

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Joe Burke / 8 min / USA / 2011

There’s just one thing in Mark’s way of a great night with a dream girl—her creepy male roommate—in this awkward comedy with a stellar cast of B-list celebrities.

Article / October 7, 2010

We published part 1 of this fashion film roundup to honor the end of New York fashion week and since then London and Milan have had their turn. Now we’re…

News / March 25, 2010

Aint it Cool News is the geek website of record for me personally. I think it was vintage gigantic-Harry’s guest appearances on Ebert’s TV show back in 1999 that sealed…

Dramedy about Art in Live-Action
Shia LaBeouf / 12 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of Howard Cantour. A warrior. His life as a film critic and how he comes to terms with reviewing his hero’s film.

Playlist / December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays everyone!  Ivan prepared a YouTube show on Dark, Twisted Holiday shorts just this month you should check out, however, at this point, I’m a wee bit tired of…

Thriller about Childhood in Live-Action
Kellen Moore / 20 min / USA / 2013

A mysterious Stranger kidnaps Peter Pan on his return to the Darling House.