Short of the Week

Desperation

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Chris Cornwell, Gary Freedman / 8 min / UK / 2014

Two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
John Strong / 10 min / USA / 2014

A man frantically tries to hide an embarrassing accident in this morning-after tale.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Jaime Dezcallar / 14 min / Spain / 2013

Nursing a broken heart, a man with arachnophobia buys a poisonous bird spider and sets it free in his apartment.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Aaron David DeFazio / 13 min / USA / 2013

Amidst poor earnings and a wrecked marriage, a portfolio manager is feeling the stress.

Western about Desperation in Performance
Edson Oda / 5 min / USA / 2013

Classic face off with Death told through a series of drawings and objects.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Padraig Reynolds / 9 min / USA / 2012

Three days before the gubernatorial election a candidate and his wife find themselves in the middle of the desert with a horrible dilemma.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan / 9 min / USA / 2012

Isolated in a place where twisted creatures torment him from the dark, a man desperately tries to find an escape.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Chris Modoono / 17 min / USA / 2012

It’s a dark day in the life of Ethan Collins, a severely depressed, foul-mouthed elementary school teacher whose wife’s recent infidelity and departure have left him questioning everything in his life.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Jonathan Reid-Edwards / 18 min / UK / 2012

Office politics lead to absurdly dark actions in this “Mad Men” era black comedy from director Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Alex Horwitz / 21 min / USA / 2011

The scientist who cured the Z virus is hiding a secret from this zombie-infected world.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Maximall means maximalism in this outrageous and gorgeous chase film that assaults your eyes.

Western about Desperation in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 13 min / USA / 2011

A dark western musical from the team at Whitestone Motion Pictures.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Tony E. Valenzuela / 5 min / USA / 2011

A chilling episode from the twilight zone-esque web series, BlackBoxTV.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Special FX
Grzegorz Jonkajtys / 15 min / USA / 2011

High-level CG is married to live-action in a haunting dystopian vision of a world where humans utterly depend on bio-mechanical alterations to withstand a deteriorating climate.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Peter Horn, Jared Marshall / 5 min / USA / 2010

It’s Christmas time and the zombies are out tearing into helpless co-workers in this innovative film shot entirely in the first-person.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Jarrett Lee Conaway / 9 min / USA / 2010

Zombies are taking over the world but this clueless group of slackers is more interested in video games and the girl next door in this Horror/Comedy.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Forbidden love sets off a wild chase between a deer-headed teenager and his girlfriend’s hunting father in this illustrative, action-packed film from Supinfocom students.

Branded Film about Desperation in Live-Action
Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry / 7 min / USA / 2010

The Commuter is a charmingly impressive Nokia branded short, commissioned to tout the capabilities of the N8, the Finnish handset maker’s newest HD video phone. In that way it is…

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Christian Swegal / 23 min / USA / 2010

A soldier has to piece together the memories of his past when an injury leaves him with amnesia.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Vincenzo Natali / 19 min / Canada / 2010

A taut horror-thriller set entirely within an elevator, this short film from Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

A lone photographer plays witness to a murder and a chase ensues down a dark urban landscape in this stylized and fast-paced game of cat and mouse.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action

What happens when you mix zombies and beer? You get a seemingly unstoppable way to spread a zombie virus.

Fantasy about Desperation in 3D Animation

Telling the story of an island of dodo-like birds terrorized by a malcontent octopus who relentlessly devours them, this work by the South African collective, The Blackheart Gang, is unabashedly fun and yet indescribably odd.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Damian McCarthy / 4 min / USA / 2009

Does telling a story’s ending deflate its tension? In this case, definitely not.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Takashi Doscher, Alex Shofner / 6 min / USA / 2009

A quick pit stop turns deadly for a rookie cop.