Short of the Week

USA

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.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform up in the tree canopy.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull / 14 min / USA / 2013

Project Kronos is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.

Sci-Fi about Family in Special FX
Joe Sill / 13 min / USA / 2013

An astro-minor is reluctant to return to the world she once knew after two years on the moon.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Aaron David DeFazio / 13 min / USA / 2013

Amidst poor earnings and a wrecked marriage, a portfolio manager is feeling the stress.

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.

Poem about Inspiration in Motion Graphics
Matthew Freidell / 9 min / USA / 2013

OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT CLAIM. Creative marketing agency, The Glossary, uses David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech to create this inspirational, life affirming visual poem

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Special FX
Brent Bonacorso / 11 min / USA / 2013

Loosely based on several hundred interviews with children about their dreams, ‘West of the Moon’ is the story of one man’s lost love and his strange path to redemption, aided along the way by a gambling robot, a wayward monkey, and a healthy dose of determination.

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.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 13 min / USA / 2013

In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan town and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.

Dramedy about Family in Live-Action
Michael Cera / 20 min / USA / 2013

In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, and a miracle.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Multi-Media

The true story behind how the Miami Heat won the NBA title in 2012 despite one of their star players being an interstellar prince who was called away to do battle with evil foes bent on finally making the Internet completely useless.

Experimental about in Live-Action
Danny Madden / 53 min / USA / 2013

A riveting and experimental medium-form film from Ornana ((notes) on biology). A boy becomes obsessed with his handheld recording device, subverting his reality.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Matt Smukler / 10 min / USA / 2013

As two friends frantically try to leave town, a chance meeting with an old family friend puts an unwanted delay on their escape plans.

Sports about Corruption in Live-Action
Ryan Koo / 9 min / USA / 2013

A prequel to the in-development feature film “Manchild” by Ryan Koo (No Film School), a fresh street agent works to ingratiate himself with a talented high school basketball player.

Tragedy about Love in Live-Action
Joshua Leonard / 12 min / USA / 2013

A young couple confronts a painful future by looking to the past. A tender and heartbreaking short by Josh Leonard (Hung).

Drama about Art in Live-Action
Julian Marshall / 20 min / USA / 2013

The first narrative film about the early life of street artist Shepard Fairey and the origin of his OBEY GIANT street art campaign.

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Clay Liford / 14 min / USA / 2013

A geriatric mother and her twenty-something son embark on a road trip to meet some dastardly drug dealers in order to replenish a supply of certain herbs.

Epic about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Bradley Schaffer / 7 min / USA / 2013

This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens. Insane badassery to the nth degree!

Fantasy about Illness in 3D Animation
Evan Viera / 11 min / USA / 2013

A young girl abandons her medication and the bleak city in which she lives, to explore a mystical oceanic cove.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 10 min / USA / 2013

A traumatic comedy about life, death, pie and death.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Sam Molleur / 7 min / USA / 2013

A five year old promise between friends leads them to explore the darker sides of their personality

Comedy about Friendship in Animation
Paul Rudish / 3 min / USA / 2013

When Minnie’s cafe runs out of croissants, Mickey must deliver them to her fast, fighting wild traffic and other obstacles across Paris!

Documentary about Identity in Photography
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay / 3 min / USA / 2013

Oscar-winners TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay direct a short tearjerker about TJ’s grandparents as they explore memories of youth and struggle with age.

Satire about Life & Society in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 20 min / USA / 2013

NSFW. It isn’t in you, it is you. A film from feature director, Todd Strauss-Schulson