Short of the Week

Branded Content

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?

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Chris Cornwell, Gary Freedman / 8 min / UK / 2014

Two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past.

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Ritesh Batra / 8 min / India / 2014

Akhil, a young shoeshine boy, dreams of becoming a gourmet chef when he has a chance encounter with India’s most popular TV cuisiner.

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.

Documentary about Love in Live-Action
Bianca Giaever, Rachel Antonoff / 6 min / USA / 2014

An internet breakout filmmaker + a rising fashion designer with tons of celeb friends = an adorable fashion film about love.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action
Wes Anderson / 8 min / Italy / 2013

Film director par excellence, Wes Anderson, returns to his commercial ways with this delightful branded film for fashion house Prada.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Max Joseph / 13 min / USA / 2013

An oral history of DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Eliot Rausch / 4 min / USA / 2013

A poetic narrative about a relationship stressed by the distractions of technology. The first branded short to come from the new Vimeo Brand Creative Fund.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Guy Aroch and Jonathan Doe / 4 min / USA / 2013

A touring band member and his bohemian beaut are unexpectedly reunited on a Brooklyn street and share a short time together in the city’s boroughs.

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.

Comedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rawson Marshall Thurber / 4 min / USA / 2013

A retired NFL linebacker is recruited by a corporate firm to maintain order in their office, in this classic short mockumentary from the writer-director of Dodgeball.

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Drake Doremus / 7 min / USA / 2012

A unique Branded Content Series from Intel and Toshiba directed by 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Winner Drake Doremus (Like Crazy)

Branded Film about Growth in 3D Animation
Lani Pixels, Kim Pagel / 17 min / Denmark / 2012

The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday with an animated look back at its origins and history. An unusually ambitious and blatant branded film.

Branded Film about Growth in Multi-Media
Christian Carlsson / 4 min / UK / 2012

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Jeremy Konner / 6 min / USA / 2012

Comedy/Music Duo rebound from a disappointing feature film with a killer short.

Branded Film about Community in Live-Action
Matt Devine / 5 min / Thailand / 2011

They wanted to play soccer but had no land. They didn’t let that stop them. Watch the origin story of Thailand’s famous youth soccer club, Panyee FC in this inspiring branded film.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Horror about Other Worlds in Live-Action

3 new visions of horror from leading filmmakers as they adapt video game classics to the world of short film.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Alex & Steffen / 2 min / Germany / 2011

Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for our crew, but they have an ace up their sleeve—Vestrons! Engage!

Documentary about Growth in Live-Action
Rob Spence / 12 min / USA / 2011

The current limits of science are a lot further than you might imagine when it comes to human modification. Join the “Eyeborg” has he explores what’s cutting-edge, in this unique branded film promoting the video game Deus Ex.

Branded Content Playlist / October 3, 2011

What is a branded film? Genres are much easier to define in hindsight. For now, it’s a question we can only partly answer. What is it NOT? It’s not a…

Action about Conspiracy in Multi-Media
Smith & Foulkes / 2 min / UK / 2011

The action seamlessly slips between reality and a computer’s virtual reality in this wonderfully original branded film.

Branded Film about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Johnny Kelly / 2 min / UK / 2011

Branded Content for Chipotle, this short animation from RCA-grad Johnny Kelly uses stop-mo, clean designs and Willie Nelson (!) to tell a touching story of sustainable agriculture.

Branded Film about Growth in Stop-Motion
Aardman Animation / 2 min / UK / 2011

The “World’s Largest Stop Motion” Gulp is Aardman Animation and Nokia’s followup to the hit branded film “Dot”.