Short of the Week

Live-Action

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Sam Dixon / 12 min / Australia / 2014

Desperate to impress the boys he idolises, fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Conor Byrne / 12 min / USA / 2014

A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.

Action about Perseverence in Live-Action
James McFay / 15 min / Japan / 2014

A heartbroken girl gets into a taxi. Ten minutes later, the driver is fighting for her life.

Thriller about Perseverence in Live-Action
Todd Wiseman Jr. / 9 min / USA / 2014

In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child.

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.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 7 min / USA / 2014

Childhood friends, Adam and James, are both back in town for Thanksgiving. After a long night drinking with their hometown crew, the estranged friends decide to hike up the hill where they used to hang out in time past.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl / 13 min / USA / 2014

Alone on a foreign world a father and daughter must fend for themselves in place without law.

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.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bram Schouw / 11 min / Netherlands / 2014

A bittersweet examination of friendship, life, love and enduring bonds. Three youngsters make a roadtrip that will change their lives forever. But they, and you, could never be prepared for what happens in Sevilla.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

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.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Lewis Arnold / 18 min / UK / 2014

17-year-old Caroline breaks down after receiving a phone call delivering some tragic news, but her reaction soon reveals there is more to this call than first appears.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Matt Larson & Zack Spiger / 11 min / UK / 2014

A divided young couple desperately try to find a way back to each other in this multi-track music video for Parisian artist Talisco [NSFW].

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Higgs / 13 min / UK / 2014

A nameless man arrives home one evening. He has ten minutes left to live. His wife has even less.

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.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Brooks Reynolds / 17 min / Canada / 2014

Four friends are about to leave the safe confines of their small town in pursuit of their dreams, but one young man plans on staying and won’t let them go without a fight.

Dramedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Darren Kaliciak, Matt Sadowski / 11 min / Canada / 2014

An exceptionally grumpy employee at the Family Fun Centre may get closer to finding love and happiness after he’s befriended by a precocious 6-year-old.

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.

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.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Stanley Brode / 13 min / USA / 2014

Faced with the prospect of a true connection, lonely and insecure Brad scrambles to save his relationship before it even starts.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Johnny Ray Gill / 6 min / USA / 2014

The morning after the annual Purge, Elmer confronts his co-worker Dan about the atrocities committed the night before. Awkward.

Sci-Fi about Sexuality in Live-Action
Connor Hurley / 12 min / USA / 2014

A gay man living in a genetically modified society is given the chance to alter his sexuality.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Matthew James Reilly / 17 min / USA / 2014

At the end of what she hopes to be her last day at work, a young gas station attendant attempts to leave town permanently.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Simonee Chichester / 8 min / Canada / 2014

A love triangle is complicated by penis captivus, an urban legend where an entangled couple cannot physically separate themselves.