Short of the Week

Live-Action

Horror about Loss in Special FX
Ray Sullivan / 12 min / Ireland / 2014

In a self-assembly cabinet, bereaved parents find a monstrous substitute for their dead son.

Dark Comedy about Reality in Live-Action
Luke McCoubrey, Peter McCoubrey / 17 min / USA / 2014

An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful coworker, granting him a new lease on life …but something strange is afoot.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Jesper Quistgaard / 16 min / Denmark / 2014

After realizing that his 6-year-old son thinks he is working as a police officer punishing villains, a burdened parking attendant feels inspired to use his infamous profession to turn vigilante.

Tragedy about Identity in Live-Action
Chinonye Chukwu / 15 min / USA / 2014

A tale of tragedy and acceptance as a man revisits his old neighborhood and contemplates a fateful event from his childhood.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Nick Vitale, Tyler Nilson / 10 min / USA / 2014

When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland, a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it.

Thriller about Conspiracy in Live-Action
Josh Tanner / 18 min / Australia / 2014

A man returns to the midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Ryan Reichenfeld / 12 min / USA / 2014

The story of Arizona teenager Sean – A small-town skate enthusiast with dreams of making it big.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Alexander Engel / 3 min / USA / 2014

Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Wilson Bethel, Dugan O'Neal / 11 min / USA / 2014

A tale of love lost in the distant future where people relive their fondest memories with virtual reality.

Romance about Human Nature in Live-Action
Shimmy Marcus / 14 min / Ireland / 2014

When two strangers meet by circumstance, they spend the day together and overcome the obstacles of their language barrier through emotional connection.

Essay about Family in Live-Action
Douglas Gautraud / 5 min / USA / 2014

A beautiful ode to to grandfathers, moms, and discovering what being an adult means.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Spike Lee / 16 min / USA / 2014

The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. Directed by Spike Lee.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
David Soll / 12 min / USA / 2014

Paul is the custodian of a nuclear missile silo, living alone in the vast underground structure. More interested in his passion – painting and sculpting the missile – than his duties, he gets a lousy performance review that threatens his job.

Sports about Abuse in Live-Action
Kevan Funk / 11 min / Canada / 2014

Torn between his guilt and the fraternity of the team, a young athlete struggles to reconcile his feelings after witnessing a heinous act at a party.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Jacob Motz / 20 min / USA / 2014

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a hopeless romantic finds himself able to win the heart of his dream girl’s double.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jordan Bayne / 28 min / USA / 2014

When estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Joris Debeij / 6 min / USA / 2014

A quiet, yet powerful portrait about a young man named Terrance and his struggles to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 8 min / USA / 2014

While waiting to board his flight to America, Augusto Ramirez remembers the three biggest regrets of his life.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Ian Samuels / 14 min / USA / 2014

An ageing fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Harrison Atkins / 6 min / USA / 2014

Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot. [NSFW]

Romance about Music in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 19 min / USA / 2014

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Andy Fortenbacher / 13 min / USA / 2014

Gordon, a dimwitted but sweet man with pure intentions, follows some bad advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the daylights out of her.

Horror about Reality in Live-Action
Daniel Zimbler / 12 min / UK / 2014

At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlor trick becomes a bewitching, as one of the guests gets his dark desire.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Brian Crano / 18 min / USA / 2014

When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel