Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of interesting short films from all over the globe. Each film this week was submitted by the films' creators, not a PR company, but real folks who rolled up their sleeves, set out to accomplish something, and did. Much like every other week, these are my personal picks, which may or may not align with what kind of films you're into. What I can say is I think they're each pretty cool in their own special ways, so one thing you're not going to get this week are multiple versions of the same story. So without further ado, let's hop right on into this week's lineup and just have some fun watching cool movies.
Boom! To kick things off right, I've got a film I "like" from Daniel Reisinger. (I'll keep my day job...) Daniel's created a rather hilarious film that feels all too real. It's a modern day "be careful what you wish for" style flick that feels fresh and pokes at our collective obsession with Facebook. The short defiintely goes in directions you might not expect, but ultimately find yourself enjoying. Great acting. Great Humor. Great way to kick this week's lineup off! "In a world where every loser is pretending their life is awesome on Facebook - Allan Kasvotski's status updates are suddenly coming true." I firmly believe Reisinger is a force to be reckoned with, a talent I want to see more from, so I definitely suggest you folks hit up his website if you feel the same!
KAFKA'S LITTLE FABLE
"Adapted from a short story by Franz Kafka, Kafka’s Little Fable is about a powerless mouse bound by fear who longs to escape his fate, only to be consumed by it instead." I love this next short. It's got a unique look to it that's coupled with great narration and sound design. M.R. Horhager's minute and a half of a short wil llikely stick with you the rest of the day, as it touches upon the idea of fear and how you can't let it consume you. If you like what you see here, then check out his Vimeo page (and check out my favorite of his: I HATE YOU RED LIGHT!).
Next up is more of a conceptual pitch featuring an array of demonic visions from Toby Meakins. Meakins last popped up here with BREATHE, which is now in the works to become a feature (Congrats, man!). "Malevolent spirits plague the land feeding on pain,suffering and DEATH. There remains one hope amidst the terror.... Ghoster." Let's be honest here - I hope to share shorts here on SATURDAY SHORTS, but found this just... badass, and needed to share. I hope to see this thing come to fruition.
I GOT YOUR NOSE
Jon Kovel is back with something rather twisted, the perfect short for SATURDAY SHORTS (and for Crypt TV as well)! "It's a twisted short about the deadly consequences the kiddie game of "got your nose" has on our young ones." Short. Sweet. To the point. Check out more of Jon's work over on Funny Or Die - the guy's consistently delivering solid content.
Joe Lescolla has our last short of the day, a densely atmospheric short that fondly looks back at the monster flicks of the 80's.
BAM! That's it for this week, ladies and gents. Hopefully I'll see you all a week from now with another handful of great films from all over. I have no clue what all it will entail, but they will be shorts I can get behind, I know that much! Have a great week! (Go out and make something cool.)
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