Short of the Week

Hope

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Russell Costanzo / 16 min / USA / 2015

A self-loathing, lonely, and horny man does everything he can to meet a woman. (NSFW)

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Lance Oppenheim / 10 min / USA / 2014

After losing his job, a record-holding professional football player refuses to sacrifice his blindingly obsessive dreams of returning to the NFL in the face of his new, harsh realities.

Adventure about Hope in Animation

All houses have a story, some have an adventure

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Spike Lee / 16 min / USA / 2014

The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. Directed by Spike Lee.

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Ritesh Batra / 8 min / India / 2014

Akhil, a young shoeshine boy, dreams of becoming a gourmet chef when he has a chance encounter with India’s most popular TV cuisiner.

Action about Hope 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 Society 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.

Drama about Transformation in Live-Action
Stephen Dunn / 13 min / Canada / 2013

On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman through her clueless grandfather and his pet pug.

Drama about Transformation in Live-Action
Daniel D'Alimonte / 24 min / USA / 2013

At the precipice of adulthood, a troubled thief joins a boxing club where he encounters values of structure, discipline and perseverance.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Brian McGinn / 24 min / USA / 2013

Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual. This is his story.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Chris Eversole / 5 min / USA / 2013

Heather “The Heat” Hardy, is a single mother and professional boxer who uses boxing as way to provide a life for her and her daughter.

Comedy about Hope in Stop-Motion
Conor Finnegan / 9 min / Ireland / 2013

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Sam de Jong / 20 min / Netherlands / 2013

A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top. A Sundance 2013 short.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 13 min / USA / 2013

In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan town and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.

Musical about Hope in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 20 min / USA / 2013

The latest from Whitestone Motion Pictures—the true tall tale of John Henry and the railroad

Action about Hope in Live-Action
Kirk Sullivan / 10 min / USA / 2013

When the crew’s wages are stolen from a feature film set, it is up to the ambitious PA to recover them, and hopefully impress the producer while he’s at it.

Comedy about Hope in 3D Animation

It’s soldier vs. bear in this light-hearted “Merry Melodies” slapstick from students at France’s ESMA.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action

A disabled man named Agustin in Honduras has been building a helicopter in his home for the past 53 years causing controversy amongst his family and community.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Nathan Caswell, Jeremiah Zagar / 6 min / USA / 2012

Chad Jones, athletic superstar and NFL hopeful, was brutally injured in a 2010 car crash. His journey to recovery is documented is this virtuosic short from the team at Union HZ.

Fantasy about Hope in Animation

Struggle for life told in beautiful geometric animation from EMCA students.

Fantasy about Hope in Mixed Media
Jared Varava, Justin Varava / 7 min / USA / 2012

From acclaimed indie short filmmakers, the Varava Brothers, comes the whimsical and historically accurate tale of one tumbleweed that did not tumble.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Pilgrim Films, Andrew Hinton / 9 min / India / 2012

Amar is 14 and top of his class. He’s also his family’s main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week. An observational documentary that follows Amar through his daily life.

Romance about Hope in Stop-Motion
Juan Pablo Zaramella / 6 min / Argentina / 2012

A beautiful pixilation short imagining a world controlled by light, and a young man determined to find his own agency within it.

Comedy about Hope in 3D Animation
Rob Silvestri / 4 min / Canada / 2011

Ormie the Pig is desperate to get the cookies on top of the fridge, but is constantly stymied, in this modern day slapstick.