Short of the Week

Rob Munday

Dark Comedy about Identity in Animation
Iria López / 8 min / UK / 2014

As the only pig in his family, José starts to come to terms with his identity when a new neighbour moves in next door.

Drama about Conquest in Animation
Nathan Campbell / 2 min / USA / 2014

Aquaphobia: a persistent and abnormal fear of water.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker / 15 min / USA / 2014

With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, a 12-year old boy takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York.

Interview / October 7, 2014

Leaving you with more questions than answers, it would have felt wrong to let the recently featured short film ‘BAG MAN’ pass-by without talking a bit more about the filmmaking and storytelling involved. Having tried to leave the article on the film as vague as possible to avoid spoiling the impact of the movie, we took the chance to speak to directorial duo Jonathan & Josh Baker about their head-turner of a short.

Adventure about Conquest in Live-Action

Renegade has lost everything…all he has left is his Renegade underwear. Embarking on a quest to claim back what is rightfully his, he battles through dangerous lands to win back his wife from the evil Dr. Monocle.

Mystery about Identity in Live-Action
Justin Tagg / 15 min / UK / 2014

Who are you, if you’re not the only you?

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX

Leo, a Hi-Tech ‘pet’ robot, wanders alone in Paris following the mysterious disappearance of nearly all living species.

Drama about Community in Live-Action
Camille Stochitch / 20 min / USA / 2014

Joaquin, a 40 year old driving instructor, struggles to survive in a city where he arrived years ago as an undocumented worker.

Experimental about Human Nature in Collage Animation
Christine Hooper / 5 min / UK / 2014

Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Special FX
David Weinstein / 9 min / USA / 2014

A young boy discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.

Documentary about Family in Animation

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?

Thriller about Conquest in Live-Action
Francesco Calabrese / 8 min / USA / 2014

1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn’t been cooking dinner. And there’s a very good reason for that.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Keith Walsh, Jill Beardsworth / 13 min / Ireland / 2014

As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.

Romance about Love in Animation
Felix Massie / 10 min / UK / 2014

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.

Festival / September 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, summer is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing…that’s right – the return of the Encounters Film Festival here. Commencing…

Sci-Fi about Survival in Special FX
Jason Wishnow / 9 min / China / 2014

In the not-too-distant future, a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink of a water shortage.

Adventure about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Loïc Bramoullé / 6 min / France / 2014

A tiny and mysterious cat-like creature awakes in the remains of his smouldering spaceship and finds himself on a journey through a beautiful and dangerous world, in a quest for answers.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Spencer Susser / 13 min / USA / 2014

A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: a laptop that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell / 7 min / UK / 2014

Events take an unexpected turn when a suspicious man follows a young mother and her daughter home from school.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Tom Gould / 8 min / New Zealand / 2014

The life and times of Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

Drama about Conquest in Live-Action

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, aging sheep shearer takes drastic measures to keep his numbers up.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Hughes William Thompson / 9 min / USA / 2014

After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Hank Friedmann / 11 min / USA / 2014

A group of bored suburban teens experiment with a mysterious new drug