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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Family, Gorgeous Landscapes, and an Angry Papa Bear!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here on this lovely weekend morning. If you're here, then chances are you're down to watch some interesting short films. This week is a powerful one, with four shorts that each pack some heat. Regardless of what type of flicks you might typically seek out, I hope you're able to hop on this train of shorts and simply catch some films you might not normally check out. I'll let the films speak for themselves, so let's get this show on the road!

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!



TRT: 22:26

Bob McKeon blows the doors open this week with his 20 minutes of frustration. The film's a dark comedy that feels all too real, in the sense that Bob didn't just create characters, but people that live and breath in his world. "A man becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend in this dark comedy about identity, hypocrisy, and how the ways that we cope can lead us astray. Based on the story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry from his collection "Dark Lies the Island."" This is a solid film that's equal parts great acting, great editing, and great direction. Check out the film's fully loaded website!

Wifey Redux from Robert McKeon on Vimeo.



TRT: 15:29

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson has our next film, a whale of a tale... Okay, I immediately regret that pun, but don't regret sharing this incredible film with everyone here. " The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the lives of the brothers." Quite simply, this is a brilliant, beautiful film that earns each second of its run time. Check out the film's Facebook Page for more information on the piece!

WHALE VALLEY from Join Motion Pictures on Vimeo.



TRT: 15:56

Next up is a film from Jack Turits. "To Grace she was a mystery. To Adam she was everything. Now, they have to uncover what they mean to each other: whether they’re family, or just strangers in passing." HAVE HAD is very much a film that asks you to read between the lines, to soak in the subtext, and end the film having dipped a toe into its waters (even if that toe is figurative...)  Here's a short that doesn't feel short, but in the best way possible. Be sure to check out more of Jack's work over on his Vimeo Page!

Have Had from Jack Turits on Vimeo.



TRT: 4:57

To wrap us out, we've got a solid musical drama from filmmaker Dominic Laing. "‘WHEN THE SAINTS’ is a short film that takes a stanza from “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” and uses it as an conduit for a single character’s emotional journey. With each movement, she owns both ache and hope, arriving at a fuller expression of her heart." It's a rather interesting short that I'm not quite sure I've ever seen before, a mixture of experimental film with music and emotion - very cool. To see more of Dominic's work, check out his website and head over to his Instagram for his poetry.

When the Saints from Dominic Laing on Vimeo.


BAM! Well folks, there you have it - fouf films that rocked my world. I hope you enjoyed each one individually and were able to watch them at full screen with the audio turned up. Have a solid rest of your weekend filled with watching movies, short and long! I'll see you all a week from now with another round of solid shorts!






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)

Pizza Delivery; Forever's Gonna Start Tonight; Epoch; Points Of Origin; Knack! (1/7/17)

Capes; Out Of The Family; Noodles; The Great Orecto; Orphans Of Ash Concept Trailer (1/14/17)

Dr. Gordz; Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag; Mindgame; Quad Diamond; From Below; Killer Queen (1/22/17)

Never Tear Us Apart; Hushy Bye; American Pride; The Restless; 2031 (2/4/17)


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 ""

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


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