Short of the Week

USA

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zack Conkle / 12 min / USA / 2012

Zany and unpredictable, Jeffrey Wright is loved by his physics students at Louisville Male High School. But, beyond teaching them how the world works, it’s his personal life that inspires them to be better people.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew Ahn / 11 min / USA / 2012

When Nick attends his baby nephew’s ‘dol,’ a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

Documentary about The End in Live-Action
Garret Harkawik / 13 min / USA / 2012

Robert Fitzpatrick spent over $100,000 of his life savings on subway ads warning that the world would end.

Romance about The End in Live-Action
Garrett Murray, Shawn Morrison / 12 min / USA / 2012

George discovers that the end of the world is the perfect time to lose everything.

Comedy about Transformation in Live-Action
Matt Kazman / 21 min / USA / 2012

Awkwardness ensues in this heartfelt and hilarious take on the universal experience of growing up.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Daniel and David Holechek / 8 min / USA / 2012

Spoken word rock star Derrick Brown and the Holechek duo team up to deliver a moving piece describing where two lovers should meet after the lights get dim.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Kerry Conran, Stephen Lawes / 6 min / USA / 2012

A robot’s life story emerges during a casting session in this short film from feature director Kerry Conran

Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Dana O'Keefe / 8 min / USA / 2012

A contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.

Musical about The End in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 19 min / USA / 2012

Finally, a musical where everybody dies.

Thriller about Survival in Live-Action
Padraig Reynolds / 9 min / USA / 2012

Three days before the gubernatorial election a candidate and his wife find themselves in the middle of the desert with a horrible dilemma.

Horror about Survival in Live-Action
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan / 9 min / USA / 2012

Isolated in a place where twisted creatures torment him from the dark, a man desperately tries to find an escape.

Dark Comedy about Survival in Live-Action
Chris Modoono / 17 min / USA / 2012

It’s a dark day in the life of Ethan Collins, a severely depressed, foul-mouthed elementary school teacher whose wife’s recent infidelity and departure have left him questioning everything in his life.

Action about Conquest in Special FX
Dan Blank / 6 min / USA / 2012

It’s sushi chefs vs. sea monsters in this wildly entertaining special effects driven comedic short from director Dan Blank.

Comedy about Crime in Special FX
DANIELS / 3 min / USA / 2012

Pockets are pretty convenient, but can be dangerous when the wrong hands are in them.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Alan Spearman / 13 min / USA / 2012

Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. Chris is a poetic observer with much to say about life in South Memphis.

Sci-Fi about Society in Special FX
Dennis Liu / 14 min / USA / 2012

In the near future, instant DNA identification has created an information grid that makes crime extremely difficult, and anonymity impossible. But, suddenly, the same ID’s start to appear in different locations. A pro-level and intelligent Sci- Fi piece about the genesis of a Big Brother State.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Ewan McNicol / 6 min / USA / 2012

Kendrick, an up-and-coming calf roper from Louisiana, shares his dream of reaching the Las Vegas rodeo finals.

Dramedy about Identity in Mixed Media
Rian Johnson / 10 min / USA / 2012

A woman spends her life dreaming the dreams of a stranger—until she runs into him.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders / 12 min / USA / 2012

Adelaide is looking for love in all the wrong places. Seeking attention by faking illnesses, she meets Brad at the pharmacy counter, turning her strategy – and their lives – upside down.

Drama about Innocence in Animation
Jason Carpenter / 10 min / USA / 2012

A young boy is thrust into the terrorizing world of daycare.

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX
Kevin Margo, Barrett Meeker / 8 min / USA / 2012

One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action

A disabled man named Agustin in Honduras has been building a helicopter in his home for the past 53 years causing controversy amongst his family and community.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Nathan Caswell, Jeremiah Zagar / 6 min / USA / 2012

Chad Jones, athletic superstar and NFL hopeful, was brutally injured in a 2010 car crash. His journey to recovery is documented is this virtuosic short from the team at Union HZ.

Dark Comedy about 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.

Horror about The End in Live-Action

It’s Dogs vs. Zombies, in this light-hearted horror film from Miami collective Borscht Corp.