Short of the Week

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Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Brooks Reynolds / 17 min / Canada / 2014

Four friends are about to leave the safe confines of their small town in pursuit of their dreams, but one young man plans on staying and won’t let them go without a fight.

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.

Thriller about Inspiration in Live-Action
Stephen Schuster / 10 min / USA / 2014

A young writer. A prostitute. An old desert motel. All stories need an ending and all endings need a beginning.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Michael Callahan / 13 min / USA / 2014

David and Kate’s sex life is on the wane. In an effort to save their relationship, they decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Nic Wooding is nothing like Bruce Lee. But he can play badminton too.

Horror about Redemption in Live-Action
Alex Grybauskas / 18 min / USA / 2013

On the floor of a bar restroom, a man on his deathbed is offered a deal that could save his life – but in the process may destroy his humanity.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action

The story of a boy who walks the line between imagination and reality, and the day he realizes he may not be able to do so forever.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Chris Eversole / 5 min / USA / 2013

Heather “The Heat” Hardy, is a single mother and professional boxer who uses boxing as way to provide a life for her and her daughter.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
JJ Winlove / 16 min / Australia / 2013

When nice guy Zac finds his deepest fantasies inadvertently appearing on a computer screen, he has little hope of saving face, and even less of saving his relationship.

Documentary about Sexuality in Live-Action
Andre Andreev, Dan Covert / 6 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of a young girl from suburban Virginia who dreams of moving to New York City. Unexpectedly, her dream turns into the reality of high class escorting.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
James Sweeney / 13 min / USA / 2013

A young man has first-time sex with both male and female partners, but is he more drawn to one than the other? (NSFW)

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark / 8 min / Canada / 2013

A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 20 min / USA / 2013

Stuck in the doldrums of his daily life, Philip comes home to his apartment to find his world turned upside down.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Eric F. Martin / 13 min / USA / 2013

A short film about a woman who learns she may have been switched at birth.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Jaime Dezcallar / 14 min / Spain / 2013

Nursing a broken heart, a man with arachnophobia buys a poisonous bird spider and sets it free in his apartment.

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Jason LaMotte / 11 min / Ireland / 2012

Some family feuds are easily settled—others require extreme terms.

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Puppetry
Liam Gavin / 13 min / Ireland / 2012

Suicidal after the death of his wife, a grieving man takes solace in his childhood friends…

Action about Crime in Live-Action
Justin Lutsky / 14 min / USA / 2012

If at first you don’t deliver cocky perfection, try try again—a behind the scenes look at the making of a classic action hero in this comedy from On the Lot alum, Justin Lutsky.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Tom Daley / 7 min / UK / 2011

A man pulls up to a palatial estate and proceeds to tell us a story—a tale of love and betrayal. But the connection is uncertain and the twists aren’t so familiar.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Dan Trachtenberg / 6 min / USA / 2011

Impressive effects highlight this fan-film for the hit 2007 puzzle video game. Dan Trachtenberg, host of the hit “Totally Rad Show” directs.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Rod Blackhurst, Dave Targan / 10 min / USA / 2011

A brief documentary that looks at the story of the Burlington Bees, the Low-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, from a variety of perspectives.

Action about Growth in Live-Action
Aaron Au / 9 min / Canada / 2011

Gifted with an impressive sword, an elderly tea-master must fight for his life despite knowing nothing of swordplay.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Shawn Christensen / 9 min / USA / 2011

Jeremy has been in love with his best friend, Evelyn, since before he can remember. He decides to profess his love for her through a simple, thoughtful letter… but there’s a strong chance they will never see each other again.

Drama about The End in Live-Action
Lucas Krost / 9 min / USA / 2010

A “48 hour film competition” entry of precocious quality, a young woman must escape a city under attack by a lethal virus.