Short of the Week

Human Nature

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.

Thriller about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jon Bryant Crawford / 20 min / USA / 2014

NSFW! A troubled teenager seeks help from his neighbor who has a secret. A thrilling psychological scenario ensues.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Dixon, Skye White / 8 min / Australia / 2013

Drunk, alone, and in the middle of nowhere, a young man picks up a strange old hitchhiker on his way home to Queensland

Horror about Redemption in Live-Action
Alex Grybauskas / 18 min / USA / 2013

On the floor of a bar restroom, a man on his deathbed is offered a deal that could save his life – but in the process may destroy his humanity.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jonás Cuarón / 7 min / USA / 2013

An Inuit fisherman stationed on a remote fjord in Greenland makes radio contact with a distressed caller. A campion piece to the blockbuster film, Gravity.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Zach Wechter / 11 min / USA / 2013

A political thriller set in the underhanded world of high school government.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Special FX
Rob McLellan / 8 min / UK / 2013

An emotional robot reconciles his feelings of loss—through butchery! A VFX horror short, being adapted into a feature by MGM.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Frazer Bailey / 16 min / Australia / 2013

You want the meaning of life? You’ve got 5 minutes. Glenn Owen Dodds knows the answer.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Patrick Lo / 9 min / Canada / 2013

Hannah questions her boyfriend’s intention behind an “arbitrary” dinner invitation.

Comedy about Human Nature in Animation

The hopes and wishes of a motley few

Adventure about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kibwe Tavares / 18 min / UK / 2013

Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A Sundance 2013 short film from the heralded creator of “Robots of Brixton”.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Eliot Rausch / 4 min / USA / 2013

A poetic narrative about a relationship stressed by the distractions of technology. The first branded short to come from the new Vimeo Brand Creative Fund.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Mark Gutteridge / 9 min / UK / 2013

A group of uncommunicative neighbors closely monitor a new tenant’s movements until they meet via their intercom.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nash Edgerton / 10 min / Australia / 2013

Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong. The new short film from Blue Tongue Films & Nash Edgerton.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Animation
Steve Cutts / 3 min / UK / 2013

In vicious comic form, London-based artist Steve Cutts encapsulates the tyranny of Man in a scant 3min.

Myth about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Floris Kaayk / 12 min / Netherlands / 2012

Limbs are on the prowl in this dark, futuristic tale based on the Tower of Babel from viral video provocateur, Floris Kaayk.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Michael Kinirons / 21 min / Ireland / 2012

Lowland is a teenage girl temporarily living in the middle-of-nowhere Ireland while her father is on an archaeological dig. When she happens across two young brothers cutting peat in a bog, a surprise discovery brings the three of them together for a night of exploration

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Found Footage
Neil Harvey / 9 min / Australia / 2012

Robbie, NASA’s sentient robot astronaut, relates his life and times in the space program. A powerful narrative constructed entirely of archival footage.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Nobrain / 14 min / France / 2012

An unknown man wakes in a barren land and shortly finds himself in control of a universe rapidly spiraling out of control.

Satire about Human Nature in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 11 min / Spain / 2012

The rich world of Bendito returns with this absurd look at transportation and it’s costly effects on a primitive tribe.

Epic about Human Nature in Stop-Motion
Mikey Yes Please / 9 min / UK / 2012

Peter has discovered that the longer we live, the faster time passes. Before it’s too late, he finds hope for a cure in a curious little beetle.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Bruce Thierry Cheung / 8 min / Thailand / 2012

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past.

Experimental about Human Nature in Special FX
Andrew Huang / 10 min / USA / 2012

An experimental film dealing with themes of separation and connection, Andrew Huang’s latest is a jaw droppingly gorgeous visual symphony in 3 movements.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jonathan Entwistle / 13 min / UK / 2012

Gorillas, Zebras, Lions, and Unicorns party and clash in the jungle that is teenage drama from British short veteran, Jonathan Entwistle.