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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: An Explosion of Fun!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with this week's edition of SATURDAY SHORTS - where we screen fun short films from some damn talented AICN readers out there. The greatest thing about this little column we've got ourselves here is variety, the spice of life. Each week when you fine folks click on that title link, hopefully you have no clue what you're in for - you just trust that something screened will rock your world in some way or another. Well friends, this week is all about variety, it's not quite a comedy block/action block/ block block that I typically like to set up. This week was indeed supposed to be a block of horror, but there were a few non-horror shorts I flipped for and wanted to share with my fellow AICN readers. So yeah, there's a random fun factor at play this week and I hope you ladies and gents dig them.

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:

RISE OF THE KITCHEN APPLIANCES

TRT: 12:04

(Black Comedy)

Boom! Let's kick this funky shindig off with a pretty "out there" short from Stimson Snead. If you're looking for a chuckle and a half, this one's got you covered (and then some). " The appliances of bachelor Steve Fleegman have had enough. Too much pizza, too much mess, just too much. The appliances will now finally fight back against their abusive human master. The revolution has begun with the Rise Of The Kitchen Appliances! ROTKA! With Emo Philips, Jacqueline Steiger and Philip Wilburn."

THE APPRENTICE

TRT: 6:03

(Comedy)

Our next film stars the ever so charming Anton Yelchin and comes to us via the quick witted director Steve Baker (Saturday Shorts alumn!). This one's an oddity as it was originally created for the film MOVIE 43, which I'm sure the bulk of you folks remember and regard very fondly (come on, I know a bunch of you dug it!). Well here we have a story that was a little too "fucked up" for the film. I love it and think you guys will too. Keep kicking ass, Steve! "Meet Wayne, apprentice mortician. He's about to have the night of his life."

The Apprentice (Movie 43) from Steve Baker on Vimeo.

THE KOAN

TRT: 3:00

(Drama / Suspense)

Our next film came to me via the film's lead, Andy Manjuck, who's pretty damn good in the thing. "A man comes across an abandoned car parked at a crossroads. He is drawn towards the car and does not know why, but gets in despite his better judgment." If you like what you see, check out more from director Ted Day and the Hustlemilk crew.

The Koan from OFCLOUDS on Vimeo.

WHITE MEAT

TRT: 19:23

(Comedy)

Our last film of the week is something to sink your teeth into (I mean if you're into that). From director Michael Everett Lowney we have ourselves an original as hell head scratcher of a fun flick. "The story tells of a young man born with a one of a kind imperfection. He suffers abuse from his pals and others around him until one day luck meets him at a urinal."

White Meat from True Tale Productions on Vimeo.

That's it for this week ladies and gentlemen, I'll be back next week with another handful of fun films I think should be seen by the badasses of AICN (and non-badasses also). I have no clue what it's going to consist of, but that's half the fun. Thanks for reading/watching - I'll see you fine folks later!

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)

When The Zombies Come; Nice Mustache; Harry White And The Cursed Medallion; Love Connection; The Book of Joe (6/28/14)

Mis-Drop; Mech: Human Trials; The Sunman; Time Travel Lover (7/5/14)

Sky-Caper; Goodnight Harvey; Bro; Buck Shot; The Art of Motion; Ticked Off (7/12/14)

Foam Drive Renegades; How To Survive Working 9 To 5; Fantastic Foe; Abinormal; Banana Seat (7/19/14)

Tiny Dancer; Spacewalk; Sissy Boy; Witchfinder; Uncanny Valley (7/26/14)

Bobby Beats; Birth; I Am Become Death; In A Dream; A Bloody Shade of Red (8/2/14)

Between Days; Blue Balls; The Amazingly Ordinary Story; The Gunfighter; Short Love Story (8/9/14)

Certified Organic; Jennifer Lawrence Is Coming; Helen Iris: Watch Dog; Hubert's Ghost; Loose Ends (8/23/14)

 

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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