Short of the Week

Live-Action

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ethan Shaftel / 13 min / USA / 2014

A man taking care of his cybernetic pet is threatened by a group of idle troublemakers.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jason B. Kohl / 14 min / USA / 2014

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business in director Jason B. Kohl’s SXSW 2013 short film.

Poem about Love in Live-Action
Ivan Barge / 7 min / New Zealand / 2014

A woman reflects on the effects and implications of time throughout the course of her life.

Sci-Fi about Revenge in Live-Action
Michael Spiccia / 13 min / Australia / 2014

A girl with a secret past comes out of hiding and is forced to take on the town bullies with the thing she fears most – herself.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Jonny Blair / 16 min / Scotland / 2014

A Scottish football groundsman discovers the club he’s been a part of for thirty years is going out of business.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Live-Action

In a the near future, a private company has developed a technology that requires its clients to store their memory data on a single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

Drama about Crime in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 13 min / Mexico / 2014

A 13-year-old boy from Tijuana embarks on his first drug smuggle across the Arizona/Mexico border

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker / 15 min / USA / 2014

With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, a 12-year old boy takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York.

Adventure about Conquest in Live-Action

Renegade has lost everything…all he has left is his Renegade underwear. Embarking on a quest to claim back what is rightfully his, he battles through dangerous lands to win back his wife from the evil Dr. Monocle.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

Mystery about Identity in Live-Action
Justin Tagg / 15 min / UK / 2014

Who are you, if you’re not the only you?

Sci-Fi about Redemption in Live-Action
James Cooper / 10 min / Canada / 2014

A time traveler meets with a journalist in a hotel room under the guise of sharing their story for an article, but what the journalist doesn’t know is that the time traveler has an ulterior motive for inviting him that will change his life forever.

Drama about Community in Live-Action
Camille Stochitch / 20 min / USA / 2014

Joaquin, a 40 year old driving instructor, struggles to survive in a city where he arrived years ago as an undocumented worker.

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Greg Bratman, Dusty Brown / 12 min / USA / 2014

Two nobodies try to find their place in a world of somebodies.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
The Funk Brothers / 14 min / USA / 2014

Alone, with no one to inherit his family legacy, a farmer struggles to find purpose in his life.

Thriller about Conquest in Live-Action
Francesco Calabrese / 8 min / USA / 2014

1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn’t been cooking dinner. And there’s a very good reason for that.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Keith Walsh, Jill Beardsworth / 13 min / Ireland / 2014

As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

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.