Short of the Week

Live-Action

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ian Lagarde / 11 min / Canada / 2014

A group of bored suburban pre-teens push each other beyond their limits.

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.

Poem about Identity in Live-Action
Guy Pooles / 7 min / USA / 2014

A little girl becomes infatuated by a beam of light and does everything in her power to capture it.

Thriller about Survival in Live-Action
Ryan Patch / 7 min / USA / 2014

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force, but soon realize a key element is missing.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Thriller about Religion in Live-Action
Dustin Pegg / 10 min / USA / 2014

A small town is being terrorized by a serial arsonist. Detective Matthews is closing in on who he thinks is the suspect. But can he prove it?

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

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Griffin Devine, Alyssa Radmand / 17 min / USA / 2014

Throughout his life, a man struggles to get rid of a very persistent case of hiccups.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Spencer Susser / 13 min / USA / 2014

A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: a laptop that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action

When a filthy, feral boy discovers the mechanical wonders of a tractor, survival could prove to be fatal.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action

Amidst a time of sexual confusion, severe bullying at a high school leads to very unfortunate circumstances.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell / 7 min / UK / 2014

Events take an unexpected turn when a suspicious man follows a young mother and her daughter home from school.

Satire about Abuse in Live-Action
Eric Pumphrey / 8 min / USA / 2014

Set in 1955, Kenneth and his wife, Marjorie, are struggling with their respective roles within the marriage…

Drama about Illness in Live-Action
John Heeg, Chris Westlund / 7 min / USA / 2014

A wheelchair bound boy watches as his mother falls in love with the high school volunteer at the pool where he does aquatic therapy.

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jim Owen / 12 min / UK / 2014

(NSFW) After Molly’s mother passes away, she goes to visit her grieving father. She tries to enter her mother’s room but finds it to be locked. Upon entering she’s met with with an unusual surprise.

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.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Matthew Saville / 12 min / New Zealand / 2014

A young man hitch hiking across New Zealand determined to meet his birth mother encounters a seemingly unsavory tattooed man.

Drama about Conquest in Live-Action

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, aging sheep shearer takes drastic measures to keep his numbers up.