Short of the Week

James McNally

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Pablo Larcuen / 9 min / Spain / 2014

Manuel is stuck in a boring job, has only one friend whom he cannot stand, and his family despises him. But everything is about to change.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Dixon, Skye White / 8 min / Australia / 2013

Drunk, alone, and in the middle of nowhere, a young man picks up a strange old hitchhiker on his way home to Queensland

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Stephen Dunn / 13 min / Canada / 2013

On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman through her clueless grandfather and his pet pug.

Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action
Michael Duignan / 17 min / New Zealand / 2013

Darby Duncan is convinced he will die on his Ten Thousandth Day. But when he meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin, things don’t quite go to plan.

Epic about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Martin Rosete / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A conflicted narrator leads the viewer through three extreme situations that are actually the same…Will you survive?

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Domhnall Gleeson / 18 min / Ireland / 2013

Two men with no idea what’s going on. A comedic short written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Horror about Corruption in Puppetry

This holiday season, ask if you know where your Teddy Bear really comes from.

Romance about Love in Live-Action

On a cold winter’s night, Lynn’s quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.

Interview / August 3, 2012

Toronto native Jamie Travis has been making short films for more than a decade. When he finally made the leap to features (his debut For a Good Time, Call… premiered…

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rúnar Rúnarsson / 15 min / Iceland / 2012

Two naive lovebirds share a redemptive night in this quiet short from Iceland—NSFW.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Catherine Spangler / 8 min / USA / 2012

Coal queen pageant contestant Arianna Bailey competes for a crown to represent her family’s way of life. Former miner Goose Stewart lives with the memories of a mine explosion. One thing binds both families: coal.

Romance about Perseverence in Pixilation
Juan Pablo Zaramella / 6 min / Argentina / 2012

A beautiful pixilation short imagining a world controlled by light, and a young man determined to find his own agency within it.———Currently OFFLINE.

Experimental about Sexuality in Live-Action
Melanie Abramov / 8 min / USA / 2012

A titillating satire that both exposes the commodification of women and hints at a reversal of power in one of the more tantalizing yet uncomfortable films you’re likely see this year—NSFW.