I don't know what the hell I was expecting from a short titled He Took His Skin Off For Me, but I sure wasn't expecting this. A love story that is a horror nightmare that is a metaphor of certain relationships. Or vice versa. All with with excellent 100-percent practical special effects. Hard to watch, but worth it.
Filmmaker Danny Cook went earlier this year to Pripyat—an abandoned city near Chernobyl, Ukraine—and captured this new amazing footage. It's the closest that, hopefully, you will ever see to a post-apocalyptic city, 28 years after the catastrophe that has killed about 200,000 people since then.
Filmmaker Alex Avella filmed this beautiful video on his road trip from New York to Los Angeles. If there is something that really amazes me about North America is its stunning landscapes full of cinematic references. This short captures this feeling perfectly.
I've seen hundreds of PSAs warning about the dangers of smoking and, to be honest, I forgot most of them after 30 seconds. That's why I think this short animation film should be made into one ASAP. It gets the message across perfectly—and the end made me laugh out loud.
Some people say great movie directors come to this world with a camera on their hands. Add hard work to their natural-born visual storytelling skills and they become genius filmmakers. But talent is something you are born with. This fantastic ad shows how that happens.
The everyday life of orcs in Mordor is tough. Any given day they end up with a knife slicing their stomach, an arrow piercing their jugular, or their head severed by who knows what. This short film tells the story of an Orc in one of those complicated days.
Meet Meat is another great animation film from the graduates at French art school Gobelins: A whale hunter hunts a whale, then gets chased by a bigger monster.
Turkey-based filmmaker and CG artist Okan Çalışkan explains in this beautiful film the hallucinogenic powers of ayahuasca. This psychedelic brew, mainly consumed in North South America and Brazil, is normally used as a tool for spiritual awakening.
Filmmaker Mark Mazur created these series of videos celebrating the little moments that make summer the best season of the year. And yeah, maybe summer it's almost over, but despite all the nights I spent soaked in sweat trying to get some sleep, I will definitely miss it.