Short of the Week

USA

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Andy Fortenbacher / 13 min / USA / 2014

Gordon, a dimwitted but sweet man with pure intentions, follows some bad advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the daylights out of her.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Brian Crano / 18 min / USA / 2014

When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel

Horror about Crime in Live-Action
Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks / 9 min / USA / 2014

An undaunted Sheriff’s Deputy sets out on a solo mission to find a missing girl in the erie backwoods of East Texas

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Justin Robinson / 17 min / USA / 2014

Bobby and Sherry struggle with one of the most difficult of life’s challenges.

Adventure about Love in Special FX
Michael Lukk Litwak / 10 min / USA / 2014

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. They escape the war, but whether they dive to the bottom of the ocean or fly to Outer Space, conflict always seems to find a way into their lives.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ethan Shaftel / 13 min / USA / 2014

A man taking care of his cybernetic pet is threatened by a group of idle troublemakers.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jason B. Kohl / 14 min / USA / 2014

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business in director Jason B. Kohl’s SXSW 2013 short film.

Experimental about Life & Society in
Benjamin Villeda / 14 min / USA / 2014

‘Utah’ is a bartender who struggles with his relationship and personal dilemmas while juggling a late night shift in a busy New York City bar.

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.

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.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

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.

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Greg Bratman, Dusty Brown / 12 min / USA / 2014

Two nobodies try to find their place in a world of somebodies.

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.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
The Funk Brothers / 14 min / USA / 2014

Alone, with no one to inherit his family legacy, a farmer struggles to find purpose in his life.

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.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.

Thriller about Life & Society in Live-Action
Marshall Burnette / 20 min / USA / 2014

A Southern tale of lies well-lived.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Comedy about Community in Live-Action
Miranda July / 10 min / USA / 2014

Have you ever found it impossible to say something, face to face, to someone you know, someone you love? The words just won’t come out? New messaging service, SOMEBODY, could help.

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.