Short of the Week

Illness

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

Drama about Illness in Live-Action
John Heeg, Chris Westlund / 7 min / USA / 2014

A wheelchair bound boy watches as his mother falls in love with the high school volunteer at the pool where he does aquatic therapy.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Riley Hooper / 9 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Cynthia Wade / 28 min / USA / 2013

15 year old Vinh lives in a remote Cambodian village and has accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. A chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny. Winner of over 9 major festival awards.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 10 min / USA / 2013

Katie just found out that she has genital herpes. Enter the man of her dreams.

Documentary about Illness in Multi-Media
Lance Oppenheim / 7 min / USA / 2013

An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Fantasy about Illness in 3D Animation
Evan Viera / 11 min / USA / 2013

A young girl abandons her medication and the bleak city in which she lives, to explore a mystical oceanic cove.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Alan Dickson / 10 min / New Zealand / 2013

A vengeful Easter bunny plots to steal Santa’s sack, and in the process, learns something about himself that will change Christmas forever.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.

Satire about Illness in Animation
Claude Cloutier / 9 min / Canada / 2012

Nothing and no one can wake Princess Betty in this playful riff on fairytale conventions.

Horror about Illness in Live-Action
Adam Wingard / 15 min / USA / 2011

Adam Wingard’s latest feature “You’re Next” will be coming to a theater near you soon. But for now, check out this series of three meditative shorts about damaged, desirable, dangerous women.