Short of the Week

Dark Comedy

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Alex Mechanik & Samy Burch / 13 min / USA / 2014

At one time, Randy Stormberg wanted to be a comedian. But now it’s nine-thirty in the morning and he’s already eaten an entire bucket of popcorn shrimp.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Pablo Larcuen / 9 min / Spain / 2014

Manuel is stuck in a boring job, has only one friend whom he cannot stand, and his family despises him. But everything is about to change.

Dark Comedy about Love in Animation

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a street musician suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life.

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Stop-Motion
Ainslie Henderson / 7 min / UK / 2014

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

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War about Survival in Live-Action
Acim Vasic / 10 min / Serbia / 2014

In the depths of a snowy forest in an unknown wartime, two soldiers from opposing armies try to outwit each other in a perilous game of cat and mouse.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
John Strong / 10 min / USA / 2014

A man frantically tries to hide an embarrassing accident in this morning-after tale.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Animation
Joe Bichard / 4 min / UK / 2014

A little lad contemplates the death of his family.

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.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Daniel Reisinger / 11 min / Australia / 2013

In a world where every loser is pretending their life is awesome on Facebook – Allan Kasvotski’s status updates are suddenly coming true [NSFW].

Dark Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Afflicted by an overbearing speech impediment and an omnipresent mother, Lubbert’s day takes a turn for the worse when he has an unexpected encounter with a group of naturist enthusiasts.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matt Spicer / 10 min / USA / 2013

Starring Gillian Jacobs (Community), a young woman’s relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.

Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action
Michael Duignan / 17 min / New Zealand / 2013

Darby Duncan is convinced he will die on his Ten Thousandth Day. But when he meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin, things don’t quite go to plan.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Sean Buckelew / 17 min / USA / 2013

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear.

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.

Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action

A practical joke spectacularly backfires when a night watchman at a movie studio gets stuck inside an unwieldy monster costume.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Alan Dickson / 10 min / New Zealand / 2013

A vengeful Easter bunny plots to steal Santa’s sack, and in the process, learns something about himself that will change Christmas forever.

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

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Domhnall Gleeson / 18 min / Ireland / 2013

Two men with no idea what’s going on. A comedic short written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Dan Sully / 5 min / UK / 2013

In a typical South London kebab shop, Nathan explains to Beefy why he really shouldn’t eat the burgers.

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

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Joseph Pierce / 8 min / UK / 2013

Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nash Edgerton / 10 min / Australia / 2013

Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong. The new short film from Blue Tongue Films & Nash Edgerton.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Simon Cottee / 5 min / Australia / 2013

A melancholy boy attends his estranged Father’s wedding to a large Latina woman aboard a small and cramped boat on a shark infested sea.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Animation
Steve Cutts / 3 min / UK / 2013

In vicious comic form, London-based artist Steve Cutts encapsulates the tyranny of Man in a scant 3min.