Short of the Week

Spike Jonze


Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Spike Jonze / 30 min / USA / 2010

Spike Jonze’s story about two robots in love based on Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”.

Adventure about Love in Stop-Motion

When the bookstore closes, the characters on the book covers come alive in this collaboration between designer Olympia Le-Tan and filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Spike Jonze / 28 min / USA / 2011

A band of teenage friends struggle to find their place in a tumultuous militant world in this short film by Spike Jonze for the indie group, Arcade Fire.

Fantasy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Spike Jonze / 10 min / USA / 2009

Spike Jonze spins a blend of realism and fantasy in this bizarre look into the twisted world of Kanye West.

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…

Branded Content Playlist / October 3, 2011

What is a branded film? Genres are much easier to define in hindsight. For now, it’s a question we can only partly answer. What is it NOT? It’s not a…

Branded Content Online Program / December 3, 2010

I watched a ton of skate and surf movie as a kid growing up in the hotbed of alternative sports culture, Southern California. I was an accomplished if not…

Playlist / January 31, 2012

Best Documentary
With technology giving a platform to hordes of tenacious, DSLR-wielding documentarians, the short doc has never been more popular, or so mind-numbingly repetitive. But, just when you…

Music Video about Beauty in Live-Action
Kanye West / 34 min / USA / 2010

A swan-woman explores the perils of modern life in this stylish experimental film from hip hop artist Kanye West.

Myth about Love in Live-Action
Ray Tintori / 12 min / USA / 2013

Bill loves Jane, the pastor’s daughter. When Bill becomes a threat to the community, the pastor is forced to curse his ax.

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?