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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Comedy, Comedy, Comedy!

Published at: June 28, 2014, 4:56 p.m. CST by Muldoon

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with yet another edition of SATURDAY SHORTS, the online weekly film festival for fun and unique films with shorts submitted by fellow AICN readers like you and me. So hey, how about that title, eh? I figured this week's selection is far wittier than any title I could come up with, so hurray for being straightforward! What I do have is five films from across the land, each with their own fresh concoction of humor. "Muldoon, I'm rather picky when it comes to my funnies, so just what am I in for?" Fart jokes, zombie humor, and dramedies aplenty, my friend. The only real thing these all have in common is they will make you laugh. Aside from that, this lineup is a grab bag of randomness. Versus only watching one or two, I implore you to give each of them a shot. Who knows, maybe you'll find your appetite for humor expands at the end. (Unlikely, I know.) So let's rock this fun fest - let the short film festivities begin!

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!

WHEN THE ZOMBIES COME

TRT: 9:09

Brains! So zombies... I don't know about you folks, but damn it they've been the go-to monsters for far too long (a trend, yes - I know). I admit it, when I see a zombie flick I'm a little guarded, like "Okay, the filmmakers picked a genre that's been picked to the bones, I sure hope they have a new angle." While I might sound like a total jerk with that mentality, filmmaker Jon Hurst actually stands head and shoulders above a sea of brainless zombie flicks with this one as it does just that, gives you another angle to work the zombie voodoo. This is a fun film.

When the Zombies Come from Jon Hurst on Vimeo.

NICE MUSTACHE

TRT: 12:13

Comedian and filmmaker Alec Robbins has our next bit of fun, with his tale of "girl trouble, failures in stand-up comedy, and a barrage of criticism regarding his new facial hair." It's short, sweet, funny, and full of random cameos.

Nice Moustache from Alec Robbins on Vimeo.

HARRY WHITE AND THE CURSED MEDALLION

TRT: 8:56

Boom! Filmmaker Pierre Puget brings us our next tasty comedy with his take on the serial genre. It's genuinely a whole lot of "What the hell? Where is this taking me? I don't trust it, but I like it." It really is a funny "WTF" of a short and something that feels right at home here. For more info on Pierre, be sure to hit up his website!

Harry White and the Cursed Medallion from Pierre Puget on Vimeo.

LOVE CONNECTION

TRT: 9:56

Next up we have a well done dramedy from Steven Kilcoyne. In this crazy mixed up world we live in it can be tricky to meet your better half. "Muldoon, that's what the internet is for!" Oh dear friend, no... Kilcoyne asks a pretty honest question with this short: "Is a guy who falls in love with a girl online, but can never go through with actually meeting her in person, really in love?" Welp, you'll just have to watch the short to find out. Lightning Bolt!

THE BOOK OF JOE

TRT: 8:49

And to close us out this week we've got a truly out there kind of chucklefest of randomness from Mario Pena. "The world is ending. Around the globe, biblical prophecies about the ‘End of Days’ are coming true. But everything is not as it seems—the Rapture is just a cover for an alien invasion, and only Joe can see through the ruse." i smell some Alex Jones love in this one.

THE BOOK OF JOE from mariojpena on Vimeo.

Hizzah! I hope you fine folks had a laugh or two with these fun flicks. I'll catch you all next week live from St. Louis with a handful of damn fine science fiction films. Have a great week. Keep making awesome shorts!

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)

Great Moments In Rock & Roll History (The Never Happened); Vultures In The Void; Surveillance; A Woodcutter's Tale; The Hourglass Figure (5/31/14)

State Of The Union; "Behind Enemy Lines;" Woods Baseball; Rich/Fit/Successful; As You Were; Zombie Zealot (6/7/14)

Rob Fetter's "Desire;" Sing-Song; Dead End Job; Torturous; Guided by Voices "Bad Love Is Easy To Do" (6/14/114)

Fear, Inc.; Lights Out; 2AM: The Smiling Man; Sneeze; The Music of Erika Zahn (6/21/14)

 

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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