Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's crop of interesting shorts selected for your viewing pleasures. This week I'm simply putting up things I think are cool, not necessarily films that fall into one genre or that even tell a story at all - if I saw it and said to myself "This is badass, but I have no clue where to put it" then that's what you're getting this week. With so many awesome submissions to our little screening room here, there's bound to be quite a few that are just hard to categorize/put into a block with others, so today I'm hoping to get some eyes on those guys. So get excited, as each one of these films does something to push the medium/something that tries to expand a genre/push a style to the edge and then hops over it. You might not think they all stick the landing, but I'm certain if you give each a fair shot, you'll pleasantly surprised. I'll be back next week with some more grounded flicks, but have fun watching something you might not have otherwise (The whole point of SATURDAY SHORTS).
Go grab yourself some popcorn, lock your kids in a closet, kill the lights, relax and check out this little weekly film fest we've got ourselves here:
Let's kick this week off with a bang from a short directed from Paul Greer. It's a car chase that kicks the hell out of reality and sucks you into the world of toy cars.
A FELLOW OF ENTERPRISE
This next one is a bit experimental, a drama about memory from director Adrien Hedgecock. " She was wonderful, perfect in every way. She listened to him, didn’t judge him…. loved him. So what went wrong? As Clive searches back through his recent past he filters his memories from his fantasies and re-lives a love easily found… and just as easily lost."
A STARVED MAN
Here we have an animated and slightly gnarl film from Dustin Eastes about "a man's hunger and the extremes he goes through to satisfy it."
This next short has a style that's pretty much right up my alley. It's a little rough around the edges, but absolutely whets your appetite to see what else the guy has up his sleeve. From John Keefer at 51 Deep, here's another slightly experimental short that pushes boundaries.
And to wrap up this week, we have Chris Perillo's WHITEHEAD, a mockumentary about a guy with a horrible condition: looking like a clown from birth.
And that's it for this week. Thanks for reading/watching. Hopefully, like me, you dug this week's selection. Next week should be fun, I'm thinking either horror or sci/fi (the two things I have the most of and personally just happen to like the most). Feel like checking out past SATURDAY SHORTS? Be my guest, click any of the links below:
If you have a short and think it belongs here or are on the fence about whether to send it in, please do send it in - I'd love to see what you've put together. I've already seen hundreds of fresh new filmmakers' shorts and like any good addict, I need more!
Shoot me an email at "Mike@aintitcool.com"
In the subject line include:
“SHORTS” + “Your film’s name” + “The film’s genre”
Then, in the body of the email, please include a synopsis of the film and any contact information you might think I need or would want published.
Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times. I swear to each of you I truly check every email I get, and sending the same short a few times just makes it a bit messier.
Remember, the filmmakers might still be in the audience, so feel free to share your thoughts in Talkbacks below. (JUST DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE). I picked them, so you know I think highly of all of these, but how about you fine folks? How'd you like 'em?
- Mike McCutchen