Short of the Week

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Mark Lester / 11 min / USA / 2013

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Fantasy about Beauty in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 8 min / Poland / 2013

A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Anthony Deptula / 6 min / USA / 2013

Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a crappy car.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Jonathan Reid-Edwards / 18 min / UK / 2012

Office politics lead to absurdly dark actions in this “Mad Men” era black comedy from director Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Doron Hagay / 9 min / USA / 2012

Everyone writes to Erica Wexler on her Facebook, and she’s great about responding. But Erica Wexler is dead.

Fantasy about Love in Live-Action
Peter Lewis / 7 min / USA / 2012

A girl finds a mysterious, old Polaroid camera that does far more than meets the eye.

Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Leo Burton / 14 min / UK / 2012

When a you choose a popular dueling spot to settle your quarrel, others might intrude.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Bruce Thierry Cheung / 8 min / Thailand / 2012

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past.

Documentary about Family in Live-Action
Benedict Campbell / 14 min / UK / 2012

A daredevil family keeps a visceral form of entertainment alive in this beautiful black and white documentary.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Doug Nichol / 15 min / USA / 2012

An American advertising producer in Shanghai tries to sell fast food to the Chinese. An endearing portrait of a modern day “Mad Man.”

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Joe Burke / 8 min / USA / 2011

There’s just one thing in Mark’s way of a great night with a dream girl—her creepy male roommate—in this awkward comedy with a stellar cast of B-list celebrities.

Experimental about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rick Mereki / 3 min / USA / 2011

3 friends create three indelible short travel films, each centering around a specific topic.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Ransom Riggs / 6 min / USA / 2011

Writer/filmmaker Ransom Riggs directs this poetic look at the doomed inland desert oasis, “The Salton Sea”.

Branded Film about Other Worlds in Special FX
Seth Worley / 9 min / USA / 2011

When activated, the “plot device” spontaneously transforms our hero’s world into any number of cliched film scenarios. A hit branded film for software company Red Giant.

Documentary about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 15 min / USA / 2011

Jonny Corndawg, prolific underground country singer, marathon runner. Another portrait of an eccentric character by the acclaimed Sean Dunne.

Experimental about Community in Live-Action
Edward Copestick / 6 min / USA / 2011

A homeless man in Sydney finds some control over the city in this HDSLR film shot entirely at night with available light.

Documentary about Childhood in Live-Action
Tommy Petroni / 4 min / USA / 2011

The simple follies of youth are captured so beautifully in this kaleidoscope of teenage moments.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Paul Trillo / 5 min / USA / 2010

A cute, absurd little film about a man who starts a cult with just one member—himself.