Short of the Week

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Thriller about Life & Society in Live-Action
Marshall Burnette / 20 min / USA / 2014

A Southern tale of lies well-lived.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.

Thriller about Survival in Live-Action
Ryan Patch / 7 min / USA / 2014

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force, but soon realize a key element is missing.

Thriller about Religion in Live-Action
Dustin Pegg / 10 min / USA / 2014

A small town is being terrorized by a serial arsonist. Detective Matthews is closing in on who he thinks is the suspect. But can he prove it?

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Heist / 3 min / USA / 2014

Ronnie Goodman may be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Matthew Thorne / 12 min / Australia / 2014

A man suffering from Alzheimer’s desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action

Bill is fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixed-gear bike in Brooklyn.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Elisha Yaffe, Bo Mirosseni / 9 min / USA / 2014

A new couple are about to get romantic when they are interrupted by the guy’s future self.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Documentary about Conquest in Live-Action
Alex Sutherland / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

In 1980, with a healthy mix of imagination, balls and roughly-remembered Newtonian physics, a Kiwi bloke jumped off a bridge and started a worldwide phenomenon.

Tragedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Antonio Orena-Barlin / 13 min / Australia / 2014

An ordinary day in suburbia is shattered by the unexpected. Based on true events.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Kevin Lim / 8 min / Australia / 2014

Through chance and coincidence, infinitely small decisions can produce new life.

Romance about The End in Live-Action
Dylan Allen / 16 min / USA / 2014

Even heroes have to do laundry sometimes.

Interview / May 28, 2014

Making a great short film requires a certain kind of alchemy; because there are no hard-set rules in regards to running time, subject matter, or even medium, filmmakers traverse a…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Thriller about Perseverence in Live-Action
Todd Wiseman Jr. / 9 min / USA / 2014

In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

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.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Alex Mechanik & Samy Burch / 13 min / USA / 2014

At one time, Randy Stormberg wanted to be a comedian. But now it’s nine-thirty in the morning and he’s already eaten an entire bucket of popcorn shrimp.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Brooks Reynolds / 17 min / Canada / 2014

Four friends are about to leave the safe confines of their small town in pursuit of their dreams, but one young man plans on staying and won’t let them go without a fight.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Johnny Ray Gill / 6 min / USA / 2014

The morning after the annual Purge, Elmer confronts his co-worker Dan about the atrocities committed the night before. Awkward.