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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: An explosion of Rock & Roll, Space Travel, and Bizarre Wood Creatures!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's lovely round up of fun flicks I think you might want to check out. This week we've got a rock star animation, some science fiction fun, suspense, and a weird creature feature for you to dine your eyes on. I just love how this week's selection is a jam packed concoction of different genres. It's like a magical mixed bag of jelly beans - great individually, but totally are just as satisfying when mixed together. So while you might typically only check out the horror, the comedy, etc... I implore you today to hit up each one of the films and toss out your thoughts in the Talkbacks below. More and more it feels like SATURDAY SHORTS is some kind of a film club, a weekly gathering of folks to toss out their opinions on films they haven't seen before. I kind of like that - so let's keep this shorts train moving and see what we think of today's picks!

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:

GREAT MOMENTS IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY (THAT NEVER HAPPENED)

TRT: 4:10

Ever wonder what it'd be like to hear Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen chatting it up at the end of the night - right before the bar closed? How about watching Little Richard and James Brown purchasing a couch together? No? Well, that's okay - because your pal José Luis of Ojo Flojo totally did, and he made a pretty amusing short out of it!

Great Moments in Rock & Roll History (That Never Happened) [Complete Trilogy] from Ojo Flojo on Vimeo.

VULTURES IN THE VOID

TRT: 15:04

Boom! (Or is Vroom! the better one for this?) Next up is a space odyssey adventure from Arvin Bautista of Greasy Pig Studios.

Vultures in the Void (a sci-fi short by Arvin Bautista) from arvin bautista on Vimeo.

SURVEILLANCE

TRT: 10:37

And here we've got a film from Benji Gillespie for all the snoops out there. "Four undercover cops turn what should be a routing surveillance op into a disaster."

SURVEILLANCE from Benji Gillespie on Vimeo.

A WOODCUTTER'S TALE

TRT: 6:50

Creature Feature Time! Here's a fun one from Adrian Hedgecock that'll have you giggling like a schoolgirl. "In a magical forest a stupid Woodcutter unleashes the forces of hell - an equally stupid Goblin Devil determined to claim the poor man's soul." If you like what you see, then be sure to check out Adrian's website, Vimeo page, or just follow the guy on Twitter (@hedgecoco)!

A Woodcutter's Tale from Adrian Hedgecock on Vimeo.

THE HOURGLASS FIGURE

TRT: 12:32

And finishing up this week's selection is a film from Patrick Rea. Fantasy, comedy, horror - it's got it all (and a bag of chips)! "An overworked housewife finds an hourglass in her attic that gives her an extra hour in her day, but with consequences."

The Hourglass Figure from Patrick Rea on Vimeo.

That's it for this week, guys and gals! I'll catch you all in a week! Have a good one. Now go out and make cool stuff!

 

SATURDAY SHORTS 2012

SATURDAY SHORTS 2013

The Awareness; The 4th Rule of Gremlins; The Simple Carnival "Geek Like Me;" Showbiz Leech; The Fall And Rise of Mickey (1/4/14)

All's Fair; The Case of The Missing Garden Gnome; The Wizard And The Werewolf; Last Remnants (1/11/14)

La Petite Mort; Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too; Micropolar; Imperial Highway; Sigur Ros - "Varúð" (1/18/14)

The Misinventions of Milo Weatherby; Lifted; The Rinsing; Ashes; M is For Maltese (1/25/14)

Rivotanana; End Of Dates; First Date; The Last Girl (2/1/14)

Cockatoo; Hematiet; SLR; Sheridan; A Horny Ghost Named Buster (2/8/14)

Summersale; Gorilla Warfare; Steve From Accounting; M is For Mind Meld; The Godfather: A Look Back (2/15/14)

Poppetje; In Vain; The World Is Burning; The Central Park Snowman Project; Mission (2/22/14)

La Boca De Leon; Bedbug; Wax; Skin; Something (3/1/14)

Luna; Logan Must Make Star Wars; Rocco; No Strings Attached; Blessing In Disguise (3/8/14)

Plastic Love; Audrey Moon River; The Afrobats; The Flying Lesson; Strike (3/15/14)

Timeholes; Child Eater; Walter Don't Dance; Low Hanging Fruit; Love Hitch (3/29/14)

House of Thrones; The Hunt; Tumbleweed!; Tolerated; The Colour of Her Eyes (4/5/14)

#PostModem; No Help; The Hobbit Games; College Romance; Lost Voice (4/12/14)

Book 1; Compliments; Twiller Parkour #2; They Say; Bikini Girls Vs. Dinosaurs Trailer (4/19/14)

Chomp!; NSFL; In The Black; Everyone's A Comedian; Zenith (4/26/14)

Revenge of The Threesome - Star Wars Light Sabe Duel III; Four Eyes; Her Story; Eleven Dimensions; Teewhy's "Stage Name;" Pinfall Kickstarter (5/3/14)

Charlie And The Nighthawks; Fatty In Wonderland; Recurring Symptons; Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: 2 (5/10/14)

Caterwaul; First Sight; Man Vs. Woman; Say Cheese; The Train (5/17/14)

Booby Traps; Hard Love; That Guitar Man; Ask An Astronomy Brain Parasite; Dada (5/24/14)

 

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. The more info you send my way, the more info there is to put with your short.

Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times. 

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?

 

 

BY THE WAY: If you've had a short featured here, that means that I personally am a fan of your work, so feel free to shoot me any kind of news on new projects/films/whatever. I can't say I'll be able to help or in what capacity, but I'm interested in your work and am always down to see more! (Keep making cool stuff, everyone!)

 

- Mike McCutchen

"Muldoon"

Mike@aintitcool.com

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