Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of interesting short films created and submitted by AICN readers like you and me. While I certainly hope you folks have had a chance to go see JURASSIC WORLD, I'm glad you are here to check out a few films you might not have heard of yet. Last week I brought six films that blew me away and this week I've got a few fun ones that either made me think, or made me chuckle and as always - my only goal here is for you folks to have a good time. Full screen each one of these, crank the volume up, sit back and take it all in.
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:
First up is an incredible film from Marco Antonio Martinez. "Dollar Night tells the story of Andy, a vibrant 80 year old theater projectionist whose love and passion for cinema is tested when faced with the closing of his beloved theater." It's a beautiful passing of the torch, a reminder of how important people film is to us all. If you like what you see, then head on over to the film's Facebook Page for a little more info and to see what's next for Marco.
A MODERN MARRIAGE
Mike Scott of Happy Fatties has our next short, a simple and funny short about marriage. "A couple celebrates their first year of marriage only to find they might not know each other as well as they thought." It's a great joke that's sure to make you chuckle. Mike's got quite a few more fun cartoons over on the Happy Fatties Youtube channel, so if you dig what he created here - get your butt on over there and check out some more!
Jonny Halloway has our next film, a story that was conceived, shot, and edited within a 48 Hour period for the 2014 Bournemouth 48 Hour Film Challenge I love 48 film challenges and have shown quite a few here on SATURDAY SHORTS. There's something about the spontaneity and the lack of prep that gives these a level of realism that you just wouldn't get otherwise. The film's two leads are pretty solid and endearing - which grounds it with solid sincerity. Keep it up, Jonny!
JURASSIC WORLD Trailer Parody
To wrap up this week's selection, we've got a rather topical skit from Stephen Vitale. You might remember when we screend Stephen's "Please Kathleen Kennedy." Stephen clearly loves the same films I do and I think he's got a funny spin of his own with his skits. Keep them coming, Stephen. Check out more of his shorts over on his website and you're sure to find something you like.
That's it for this weeks, ladies and gents. I hope you enjoyed this week's selection and appreciate that you truly never know what you're going to get when you click on SATURDAY SHORTS. I'm off to go see JURASSIC WORLD again and really do hope you folks are able to hit up your favorite theater and check it out. (I'm slightly biased, but really did have an incredible time watching the film and hope to see more in future installments. It's a game changer.) I'll see you fine folks next weekend, but in the mean time - click on 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. 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