Short of the Week

Perseverence

Action about Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence in Puppetry
Conor Finnegan / 9 min / Ireland / 2013

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

Drama about Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence in 3D Animation

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

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Jeremiah Zagar, Nathan Caswell / 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 Perseverence in Animation

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

Fantasy about Perseverence in Multi-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 Perseverence 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 Perseverence in Pixilation
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.———Currently OFFLINE.

Comedy about Perseverence 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.

Comedy about Perseverence in Stop-Motion
Dave Green / 6 min / USA / 2011

Encroaching ice from a malfunctioning refrigerator is threatening the welfare of all the inhabitants, and its time for the fearful fruit, dairy and leftovers to hunker down and stategize!

Adventure about Perseverence in Stop-Motion
Tomas Mankovsky / 3 min / UK / 2009

A fun, simple story of a man’s adventure getting home all animated in life-size, stop-motion with real people and bizarre objects.