Short of the Week

Underground Films


Documentary about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 15 min / USA / 2011

Jonny Corndawg, prolific underground country singer, marathon runner. Another portrait of an eccentric character by the acclaimed Sean Dunne.

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…

Playlist / March 9, 2011

You don’t need me to point out the extreme imbalance when it comes to the number of women in the film industry. Kathryn Bigelow earning the Oscar in 2010 for…

Playlist / January 23, 2008

Short of the Week picks the best online films of 2007—from lo-fi sci-fi to politically-themed claymation.

Dramedy about Childhood in Multi-Media
Keith Bearden / 7 min / USA / 2013

Two young teens obsess about “The Raftman”, a comic superhero who does next to nothing.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Rob Brown / 12 min / UK / 2010

A short film about Anya, a female sex trafficker who faces a moral dilemma when she discovers that the young girl that she is trafficking from Lithuania to London is pregnant.

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…

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Puppetry
Liam Gavin / 13 min / Ireland / 2012

Suicidal after the death of his wife, a grieving man takes solace in his childhood friends…

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
David Soll / 12 min / USA / 2014

Paul is the custodian of a nuclear missile silo, living alone in the vast underground structure. More interested in his passion – painting and sculpting the missile – than his duties, he gets a lousy performance review that threatens his job.

Documentary about Music in Live-Action
Abteen Bagheri / 9 min / USA / 2013

A portrait of the New Orleans “Bounce” scene, this racy short documentary is, amazingly, branded content for Nokia.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Vincenzo Natali / 19 min / Canada / 2010

A taut horror-thriller set entirely within an elevator, this short film from Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Documentary about Music in Animation
Sara Gunnarsdottir / 10 min / Iceland / 2013

The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. This is an oral history that follows one mans soulful songs of love, pride and loneliness.