Despite only featuring 16 films in August, we had all the angles covered this month! Whether you were looking for films about the exotic pet trade, the contemporary Caribbean dance scene or sex toy mishaps, we had something for everyone, adding films to both our Family Friendly (three films this month) and our NSFW collections. And if that wasn’t enough, regularly featured filmmaker Paul Trillo joined us in conversation, to drop a little inspiration our way – “I want a short film to be a full meal”.

As always, we try to round-up the last month’s worth of coverage, by boiling it down to an extra tasty trio of shorts, voted for by the team here at S/W. August’s picks include; a cringeworthy comedy that flips to creepy thriller in the blink of eye, a darkly-comic adult-animation that remains totally true to its character and (ironically) his humanity and a gut-punch of a short that left a strong, tangible emotional impact on one of our writers.

Dark Comedy Terri Matthews

The Wrong End of the Stick

Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire...

Dark Comedy Andrew DeYoung


Things get uncomfortable at a low-key party when the attendees realise there's a stranger in their midst.

Drama Álex Montoya


The highway underpasses around Valencia are lined with women, catcalling the passing cars. A screenwriter picks up a prostitute to research a character of his new script. But he is looking for more than a body; he is looking for a story.

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