Short of the Week

Abuse

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Casey Modderno / 14 min / USA / 2014

An over-worked father returns home to have an unsettling conversation with his son.

Drama about Friendship in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 17 min / USA / 2013

A mentally unstable vagrant comes to the aid of a student. When she tries to return the favor, she gets far more than she bargained for.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Lars p Arendt / 15 min / Denmark / 2013

They lie about it. Dad hitting Mom. But ten-year old Benjamin has had it with lies. Taking Dad´s pricey puppy as hostage, Benjamin forces Dad to apologize to Mom. Unfortunately for all of them, Daddy is not the apologizing kind.

Poem about Abuse in Multi-Media
Collaborative / 8 min / Canada / 2013

An internet collaborative project, animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments of a Shane Koyczan poem in order to speak out against bullying.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
The Deck & Lenitch / 16 min / Belgium / 2012

A subtly powerful examination of domestic abuse, the problem of Marie and Fred’s relationship comes into focus during preparation for an evening dinner party.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Ari Aster / 29 min / USA / 2012

The Johnsons are an attractive, upper-middle class family with a perverse little secret. Ari Aster directs, this dark satire of the domestic melodrama.

Music Video about Abuse in Live-Action
Oliver Goodrum / 6 min / UK / 2011

The lowest depths of mankind comes out in this music video about unchecked violence.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Rob Brown / 12 min / UK / 2010

A short film about Anya, a female sex trafficker who faces a moral dilemma when she discovers that the young girl that she is trafficking from Lithuania to London is pregnant.

Experimental about Abuse in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 3 min / UK / 2009

Tragic story of a dog’s trail through abusive owners told through a series of cascading flip books.

Dark Comedy about Abuse in Flash Animation
Chris Ware / 3 min / USA / 2009

Bizarre story about two mice by the legendary illustrator, Chris Ware, for This American Life.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Simon Ellis / 13 min / UK / 2008

Disturbing look at the frustrations of a man and son against nameless aggression.