Filmmaking is a long and arduous process, sometimes requiring days of shooting just to get a single shot. Even a nine-minute short film can usually take weeks to film—and that’s the easy way. Director Paul Trillo, however, wanted to do something else, so he filmed his latest short film, At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac,…
All teenagers go through the same sort of experiences in life—high school woes, making friends, getting into schoolyard scraps. But when you’re a monster teen attending a human school, things can be a little different, as this beautiful animated short shows.
With the rise of online communities such as YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, a whole group of viewers are literally trying to emulate their favorite denizens of Team Internet. You might even know someone like that, the guy who constantly has his phone out, shooting video for his vlog (that very few people watch), and…
Brent Bonacorse’s The Narrow World is a short that looks great, has a lot of ideas, and manages to skip having a giant pitched battle as the climax.
If you haven’t already learned that life is just a bunch of disappointments, this maddening animation by Mainframe will teach you that you don’t always get what you want. What you expect to happen in each of these vignettes never does, leaving you feeling empty, unfulfilled, and probably a little confused.
We heard yesterday that we might have to wait a little longer to see the young Han Solo Star Wars Story movie. While you’re waiting, why not check out this nifty fan film that gives a little taste of just how fun a pre-A New Hope Han Solo film could be?
This indie animation anthology from Late Night Work Club runs just over 40 minutes, but it’s made up of seven short films—so you can parcel out your viewing in smaller chunks if you prefer. The theme is “Strangers” and while some of the movies are more abstract than others, they’re all tiny works of art.
Short film X-Story, by Vitaliy Shushko, has everything you need for a good action-adventure tale: a robot arm, a Tron cycle, a man peeing off a cliff, death-defying leaps, and enough Xs to challenge any X-Men movie.
Instead of sticking his camera’s lens in the eyepiece of a powerful telescope peering into the heavens, filmmaker Thomas Vanz captured this stunning footage of a giant star going all supernova by actually pointing his camera at a glass aquarium filled with colorful inks and water.
There’s something very classically science fiction-y about how much talking there is in “Augmented,” a short film from Ross Peacock. Because it is mostly two people in a room, talking about the implications of technology—but that isn’t the real story it’s telling.
We know—yet another Star Wars fan film. They’re a dime a dozen. But, truly, this is a good one.
A month ago, we gleefully anticipated a new short-film spotlight on the El Rey channel, The People’s Network Showcase. Gleefully, because the theme is “horror” and the host will be John Carpenter. Now we’ve got a sneak peek behind the scenes, with a look at bite-sized creature feature The Visitant.
The empowerment behind all of our favorite superhero stories is what makes the genre such a timeless one, filled with stories that can reach people across all age barriers. Sidekick, featuring some familiar faces from Arrow, Flash, and more, uses that empowerment to deliver a heartwarmingly sweet tale.
“Never Happened” is a story about adultery with a classic science fiction twist. And, since it’s a short, it presents its premise and then ends without answering any of the questions it raises. Whether that’s a good thing or not is going to depend heavily on whether you’re okay with media posing questions without…
In the dystopian world of Dust, evolution occurs at a breakneck rate, forming organisms that may hold miraculous powers or trigger deadly plagues. While most of humanity lives in walled cities, it’s the job of trackers to record the changes, and look for ways to cure the sicknesses.
After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message.
In a world where most dogs still hang out at home with their owners, three canine friends have decided to try for their dream careers. But they still can’t help but wonder: did they make the right choices?
We’ve seen endless adaptations of Snow White, but we’ve never seen one quite like this. In this animated short, a crew of thieves in matching hats has just pulled the job of their lives, but things don’t turn out quite as they expected.
Teddy bears make a sweet gift when you’re dating someone, but when the relationship goes south, it’s often the plush toy that suffers. In the short film Teddy Bears are for Lovers, a group of long-suffering teddies decide to team up against the guy they feel did their owners wrong.
Stormtroopers are helmeted for a reason—not being able to see their faces makes us feel okay about our heroes mowing down tons of them as they go about saving the day. This short but sharp fan film puts the focus on the people behind the masks, and in the process, makes you feel a little sympathetic about the endless…