Short of the Week

Documentary

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew David Watson / 5 min / USA / 2014

The true story of Greg Packer, an average joe with an uncanny skill at making media appearances

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Tom Gould / 8 min / New Zealand / 2014

The life and times of Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Heist / 3 min / USA / 2014

Ronnie Goodman may be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

Documentary about Reality in Live-Action
I Am Los Angeles / 8 min / USA / 2014

Alma Velasco, an El Salvadorian immigrant, recounts her transition to the United States.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action

Bill is fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixed-gear bike in Brooklyn.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Yali Sharon / 6 min / USA / 2014

An adrenalized FMX rider attempts to construct and launch off a 60 foot ramp that will shoot him high enough to parachute down.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Zoe McIntosh / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

The Christchurch Earthquake left the majority of its population devastated, but for a small group of homeless people, disaster brought about new and luxurious living opportunities—a taste of what it’s like to live like a king.

Documentary about Love in Animation
Freddy Arenas / 2 min / USA / 2014

Tim and Sarah McEown never saw their 22-year age difference as an obstacle in their relationship, until Tim had a heart attack.

Documentary about Conquest in Live-Action
Alex Sutherland / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

In 1980, with a healthy mix of imagination, balls and roughly-remembered Newtonian physics, a Kiwi bloke jumped off a bridge and started a worldwide phenomenon.

Documentary about Loss in Stop-Motion
Gemma Green-Hope / 3 min / UK / 2014

A granddaughter celebrates the life of her ‘Gan Gan’ by telling the story of her colourful life.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Amy Enser, Drew Christie / 4 min / USA / 2014

A homeless teen describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Kevin A. Fraser / 8 min / USA / 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Fritz Schumann / 6 min / Japan / 2014

In a deserted village in Japan, Ayano Tsukimi makes lifesized dolls to make up for those who have died or moved away.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Josh Izenberg / 16 min / USA / 2014

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Luke Monaghan / 8 min / USA / 2014

Former drug kingpin Fredrick James Staves, the legendary badass known as “Baby Gangster”, invites Luke Monaghan into his world of custom cars and regrets.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Riley Hooper / 9 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Vance Malone / 7 min / USA / 2014

In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs.

Documentary about Love in Live-Action
Bianca Giaever, Rachel Antonoff / 6 min / USA / 2014

An internet breakout filmmaker + a rising fashion designer with tons of celeb friends = an adorable fashion film about love.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 8 min / USA / 2013

“A whole lot of bikes, a whole lot of fun”…welcome to Black Bike Week.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley / 11 min / UK / 2013

Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes.