Short of the Week

Rob Munday

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Sam Dixon / 12 min / Australia / 2014

Desperate to impress the boys he idolises, fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

Fantasy about Childhood in 3D Animation
Richard Hickey / 7 min / USA / 2014

I won’t be going back to Quetico Park anytime soon. Not after what happened to a girl named Francis Brandywine.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Lewis Arnold / 18 min / UK / 2014

17-year-old Caroline breaks down after receiving a phone call delivering some tragic news, but her reaction soon reveals there is more to this call than first appears.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Matt Larson & Zack Spiger / 11 min / UK / 2014

A divided young couple desperately try to find a way back to each other in this multi-track music video for Parisian artist Talisco [NSFW].

Branded Film about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Rafael Grampá / 4 min / Brazil / 2014

Private eye Vincent Black is hired by an old man hoping to recover his lost ideas.

Interview / March 11, 2014

With science fiction story-lines and topics of sexuality proving to be big discussion starters here on Short of the Week, it would have seemed like an opportunity missed if we didn’t speak…

Sci-Fi about Sexuality in Live-Action
Connor Hurley / 12 min / USA / 2014

A gay man living in a genetically modified society is given the chance to alter his sexuality.

Dark Comedy about Love in Animation

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a street musician suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life.

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Stop-Motion
Ainslie Henderson / 7 min / UK / 2014

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matthew Jenkin / 11 min / Australia / 2014

A man tries to relive his failed relationship by hiring an actress to play his ex-­girlfriend. If only she could get the accent right…

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Stephen Fingleton / 23 min / UK / 2014

A man obsessed with voyeur pornography is forced to track down an anonymous photographer when he makes a shocking discovery online.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
John Strong / 10 min / USA / 2014

A man frantically tries to hide an embarrassing accident in this morning-after tale.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Hisko Hulsing / 18 min / Netherlands / 2014

In that last seconds before a man dies, a childhood friendship flashes before his eyes.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Special FX
Anthony Scott Burns / 10 min / Canada / 2014

While a small-town sheriff investigates a mysterious multiple murder scene, a brilliant young software engineer is bizarrely linked to the crime–and to a much bigger conspiracy.

Romance about Love in Puppetry
Mauchi Baiocchi / 7 min / USA / 2014

Cicadas come out of the ground for a party at the end of their lives.

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

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

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 14 min / UK / 2014

Lovestruck Randy gets more than he bargained for when he finally gets to meet his prison pen pal Crystal.

Drama about Nature in Live-Action
Lorcan Finnegan / 16 min / Ireland / 2014

A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Animation
Joe Bichard / 4 min / UK / 2014

A little lad contemplates the death of his family.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 8 min / USA / 2013

“A whole lot of bikes, a whole lot of fun”…welcome to Black Bike Week.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Álex Montoya Melià / 29 min / Spain / 2013

Desperate for money to buy a motorcycle, Lucas makes a deal with a stranger to let him take some “innocent” pictures in exchange for cash.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley / 11 min / UK / 2013

Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes.

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.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Andrew Renzi / 13 min / USA / 2013

On a night out in New York City, a young man avoids his problems.