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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Pizza Delivery Terror, Creepiness At The Office, and Wilderness Action!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with this week's fun lineup of stellar shorts that you've likely not seen. We've got some gems this week with equal parts terror and drama. Hopefully your first week of 2017 has been a solid one, and you're able to kick your feet up with the films below. I've been a traveling man, flying back to Austin from Seattle, getting sick one day, and now heading off to Vegas for a few days, so if there happens to be a tpyo in this week's article, apologies in advance. Let's kick this party off and get down on some short film fun, eh?

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:

 

PIZZA DELIVERY - THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE

TRT: 3:08

Our first short of the day is more of a campfire tale than a mini film, though make no mistake - it's incredibly well-done. Filmmakers Brett Potter and Dean C. Marcial have taken a popular internet story and have given it some life. "THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE: PIZZA DELIVERY reimagines one of the most popular creepypastas as a true-crime documentary. One cheese, two pepperoni, and a Hawaiian-- an order one unlucky pizza boy will never forget." If you like what you see, then check out their Youtube Page or website for more!

 

FOREVER'S GONNA START TONIGHT

TRT: 15:34

Next up is an absolutely incredible film from Eliza Hittman. "Sonya, a 17-year-old Russian immigrant, lives in a claustrophobic Brooklyn apartment with her dad and his ever-growing menagerie of cats. When the Landlady threatens to kick them out, Sonya is forced to make an unimaginable decision to protect her aging father and herself." The film feels real, as in real people talking vs. actors with memorized lines against some painted flats. Damn fine job here. Be sure to check out Eliza's Vimeo Page for more from her!

Forever's Gonna Start Tonight from Eliza Hittman + Scott Cummings on Vimeo.

 

EPOCH

TRT: 7:33

Luke Morton has our next film, an end times kind of flick that was created for the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest. Luke wrote, shot, and edited this cold and impressive film that hints at a much bigger story. EPOCH tosses you in the shoes of a guy living in a dark, scary time with gorgeous shots left and right. I honestly am excited to see what Luke does next. Follow Luke on Twitter if you're curious to see more (@lukemrtn)!

 

POINTS OF ORIGIN

TRT: 19:04

Our next film comes to us not by the filmmaker, but by our own Talkbacker cjohnston who sent it my way. Thanks, Chris! From Anya Leta, POINTS OF ORIGIN follows a couple as they explore the moral complications of international surrogacy. It's a fascinating look into a world I personally know very little about. It's a solid film filled with real emotions and real tough situations. I'm in shock of how much I was into Leta's film. Check out the film's website and Facebook page for more info on how the film was created and where it's going next!

Points of Origin from In The Flicker on Vimeo.

 

KNACK!

TRT: 7:06

To wrap us out, we've got a scary film from Wilhelm Forsnäsgård. "A late night at the office turns in to a nightmare when a copywriter realizes he might not be alone." While the basic premise is common, instead of a babysitter in a freaky house it's a man in an office building, Wilhelm's version still feels fresh, full of surprises that aren't seen a mile away. Be sure to check out more Wilhelm on his Vimeo Page!

Knack! (eng subs) from Ord&Bild on Vimeo.

Boom! There we are, ladies and gents. I'm on my way to Vegas for the next few days, and fingers crossed by the next time I see you I'll have another handful of solid shorts to share. Remember, if you've got an idea for a short - grab some freinds and make it! There's nothing stopping anyone from creating something that means something to them. The above films are just a tiny fraction of films created every day by folks who feel the desire to tell a story. At any rate, I'll see you all next week. (Hopefully I come back a winner.)

 

SATURDAY SHORTS 2012

SATURDAY SHORTS 2013

SATURDAY SHORTS 2014

SATURDAY SHORTS 2015

Hank & Honey: A Holiday Horror; Black Christmas; Grammy; Pick Ups (1/2/16)

Lilitu; Auld Lang Syne; Chronoshred; Ash Vs. Lobo Vs. The DC Undead (1/9/16)

What If My Wife Died In Yoga Class; The Prodigy "Nasty"; Jared.; Nicolife Ep. 3; Pigeon Impossible (1/16/16)

Believe; The Dragon's Blade; Native Immigration; The Problem With Friends (1/23/16)

Harbinger; Hyperthermia; The Chickening; Head (1/30/16)

Erebus; Boldly Gone; Cupcakes; City In Crisis; Vandalaze "Great Big Things" (2/6/16)

Blurry; American Virgin; Azarkant; The Homing Bird; Sex, Lies, And Terminators (2/13/16)

Connected; Terry And Brenda; Fuck Buddies; Audrey; BigHead Walking Dead Parody (2/20/16)

The Champ; Shotgun; Big Guy: One Week; Space Missionaries - Holy Sh*t; Moving Day; The Lord of Catan trailer (2/27/16)

Absence; The Adept; MAT ZO - "Sinful;" Dreamco; Hoot (3/12/16)

Pop Music; Tumble Dry Low; Rooms; Promise; Darth Maul: Apprentice (3/19/16)

Status Update; Kafka's Little Fable; Ghoster; I Got Your Nose; Creature Feature (4/2/16)

Oh, Possum!; Geeks, Girls, Guns, And Ghouls; Intricate Vengeance; Send In The Clowns; Pregnancy Test (4/9/16)

Steve; The Good Survivor; Field of Screams; Mirrored; Jack Edwards - "Falling In Love" (4/16/16)

Rest Stop; The Technician; Romp; Who's There?; If Joke & Harley Quinn Were A Normal Couple (4/23/16)

Trial; Star Struck; Color TV, No Vacancy; Notifications On; One Sunny Day (5/14/16)

You Are Not Alone; Giraffe Soup; Brother; Bury Tomorrow - "Last Light"; Rain (5/21/16)

The Group; The Trap; The Echo of Small Things; Alison Blaire - "The Sight of Sound"; James (5/28/16)

Monster Island; An Entanglement; 2016: A Space Oddity; The Smiling Man; The Reunion; Bright Eyes; The Mission (6/4/16)

It's Okay; The Birch; Up On The Roof; 100 Bullets: Dead Ghosts Part 1; Eliza; Low Hanging Fruit Ep 7 (6/18/16)

Blinking Lights; Dédalo; Invisible; Identity Crisis (6/25/16)

Schackled; Miss Nobody; I Hate Mondays; Jefferson; Mary's Passion (7/2/16)

Swap; Ghostbusters: All Manned Up Edition; The Invisible Man; Sleep Tight; Defining Fay (7/10/16)

Carl; Flat Tire; Loree's Crazy 'Bout Kittens; Chum Zone II: Shark Fin Soup; Archetype (7/16/16)

The Chaplain; Bump CLassique; The Listener; Timelike; Fantasy Hospital Episode 4 (7/23/16)

Trial Run; Thick Air; First Date From Hell; Rise; God, Me And The Salty Peanuts; Graves (7/30/16)

Deathly; The Hope You Promised Love; Surrender; Crumb; Deep 6 (8/6/16)

Broadhurst "Take Me Down;" Prungen; The Paris Syndrome; Foxed!; Ecstacy Boulevard (8/14/16)

Heartburns' a Killer; Draft Eight; Versus; Chainsaw; Injustice For All (8/20/16)

Sebastian; Where You Are; Xenos; The Line; Sand Boys (8/27/16)

The Itch; Teddy Bears Are For Lovers; Dead Bird Pocket; Armand Van Helden: WINGS; A Game Of Numbers (9/10/16)

Long-Term Parking; House Of Straw; You Won't Regret That Tattoo; Invasion Day; Forever (9/17/16)

Best Friends; Nae Parasan; My First Day; Slaps; Merry Gentlemen (10/1/16)

Otherhalf; Red Curtains; The Great Break-Up Contest; Pioneer; Seven Rules (10/8/16)

As They Continue To Fall; A Film By Vera Vaughn; Michael Jai White: Kills Movie Killers; Backtrack; Don't Do It (10/23/16)

Frank And The Zombie Girl; Spooky Club; o negative; Zelos; The Moonlight Man; Sweet 16 (10/29/16)

Red; Larry Gone Demon; Visitors Parking; Grave Dangers; Intruder (11/6/16)

Chomper; Hoshino; Boniato; On Sunday; Darkness of Night (11/12/16)

Where The Shadows Fall; The Girlfriend; Friendlies; The First Men; Toc Toc (11/19/16)

The Last Abduction; Time Travel Through Time; Broadhurst "Bones"; Ghosts of The Ozarks; Caitlin Among The Beasts (11/26/16)

The Tale Of Thomas Burberry; Anna Bonny; The Mink Catcher; Portent; Who's Afraid Of The Octopus Man? (12/3/16)

Rudolp The Red-Nosed Reindeer's Real Father; The Mimic; Miracle on Canary Wharf; The Fisherman; Impactus; Confession (12/17/16)

Christmas Special Goes Horribly Wrong; Do You See What I See?; Zero-State; The Leap; Mae And Ash (1/1/17)

 

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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