Short of the Week

Human Nature

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
David Soll / 12 min / USA / 2014

Paul is the custodian of a nuclear missile silo, living alone in the vast underground structure. More interested in his passion – painting and sculpting the missile – than his duties, he gets a lousy performance review that threatens his job.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Jacob Motz / 20 min / USA / 2014

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a hopeless romantic finds himself able to win the heart of his dream girl’s double.

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jack Michel / 7 min / Australia / 2014

A young man records a home intrusion.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ethan Shaftel / 13 min / USA / 2014

A man taking care of his cybernetic pet is threatened by a group of idle troublemakers.

Experimental about Human Nature in Collage Animation
Christine Hooper / 5 min / UK / 2014

Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.

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

To avenge his family, one man must destroy another.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action

Bill is fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixed-gear bike in Brooklyn.

Drama about Human Nature in Animation
Ed Chen / 2 min / USA / 2014

An animated short film about the nature of humans, envy and the violence we see in society.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rory Uphold / 12 min / USA / 2014

Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan. The results are awkward and unexpected.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ariel Kleiman / 20 min / Australia / 2014

A Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner. After three months submerged underwater in a Russian submarine, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.

Western about Human Nature in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 8 min / USA / 2014

A narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Tragedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Antonio Orena-Barlin / 13 min / Australia / 2014

An ordinary day in suburbia is shattered by the unexpected. Based on true events.

Thriller about Social Justice in Live-Action
Aritz Moreno / 6 min / Spain / 2014

Outraged villagers attempt to rid themselves of the danger resting on the outskirts of their community.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

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.