Short of the Week

Live-Action

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 / Australia / 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.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Hughes William Thompson / 9 min / USA / 2014

After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
David Rosenbaum / 9 min / USA / 2014

On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Hank Friedmann / 11 min / USA / 2014

A group of bored suburban teens experiment with a mysterious new drug

Branded Film about Reality in Live-Action
Paul Trillo / 8 min / USA / 2014

A day in the life of Vincent and his many variations that exist throughout the universe.

Drama about Revenge in Live-Action
Will Maloney / 17 min / USA / 2014

To avenge his family, one man must destroy another.

Comedy about Greed in Live-Action
Justin Dec / 6 min / USA / 2014

Hot off the success of Cars and Planes, a room full of executives dreams up the next big franchise… Boats

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.

Drama about Reality in Live-Action
Robert Hloz / 10 min / South Korea / 2014

Nick, a man with a supernatural ability, encounters Mia, a woman with the same ability. For better and for worse, Mia helps him to understand his power.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Josh Crockett, Daniel Sinclair / 10 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) A young couple has a big plan to spice up their love life when their friend, Holly, comes over for dinner.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
John William Ross / 20 min / USA / 2014

A storm rages outside, but it is within the walls of her home that a woman finds her life spinning out of control.

Thriller about Crime in Live-Action
Adam DeViller / 8 min / Canada / 2014

A gang of petty criminals enlists the last-minute help of an irrational acquaintance to pull off a robbery [NSFW].

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Matthew Thorne / 12 min / Australia / 2014

A man suffering from Alzheimer’s desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.