“If you awaken from this illusion and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death (or shall I say death implies life?), you can feel yourself. Not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental.“
Tag Archives | short film
I used to live in Hollywood. Not in California, where they make the movies, but in Hollywood, Florida where shitfaced shirtless dudes are the norm, and if you start your evening off at a wet tee-shirt contest and end it tripping balls in a motel room with strangers, you had a good night.
In “Florida Man,” a succession of aimless drifters talk to to the camera about boozing, fighting, getting laid, what life really means, and just how cool Florida is.
Director Sean Dunne says in an interview at Directors Notes:
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Our approach was to book rooms in 5 different cities and show up and see what the universe would provide for us. No set agenda. We shot each day in two shifts, 5pm – 9pm, then a night shift from midnight until whenever. Basically we just drove around aimlessly, stopping any time we saw something or someone that interested us and one thing would lead to another and the universe would pull us in one direction or another.
A girl’s just taking a selfie for her boyfriend when something really creepy happens…
By Fuck you Zombie.
h/t Laughing Squid.
A dark journey to an otherworldly coastal british town. When the moon is full and the time is right the locals engage in sacrifice.
Black Sand, an experimental short, watches as a music video, peppered with occult-themed horror. The short uses many horror tropes associated with the more “taboo” side of the Occult: human sacrifice, dark red hues, creepy animal masks, and fast-paced superimpositions and editing.
Director Aaron Jolly gives the film a bit of context:
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It’s an experimental horror film that was filmed in Hastings, which also happens to be the last resting place of Aleister Crowley. A wonderful lady, Angel Rose, worked on the creative/costume side of things. I tried not to conform too much to the tropes of horror and attempted to make the film true to its location to give it some sort of realism and grounding in reality. The budget was microscopic, at around £150 I took aesthetic cues from “folk horror” films such as The Wicker Man but also from directors such as Dario Argento and Kenneth Anger.
Inspired by The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Adam Ciolfi’s newest stop motion film, Broken, stars a damaged robot who attempts to keep his companion alive after a catastrophic accident.
Written and Directed by Adam Ciolfi
Produced by The Ciolfi Brothers
Animation by Adam Ciolfi
A stop-motion animated dream allegory.
This was submitted to us by a reader. It’s an interesting short, if albeit a little clunky. Some of the stop-motion isn’t as clean as it could be, but it’s interesting nonetheless. I caught what I suspect are references to Un Chien Andalou, Lynch’s Rabbits, and possibly The Metamorphosis.
An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator/best friend starts to grow up.
h/t The Awesomer.
There’s a tech incubator popping up, but it’s not in Silicon Valley—it’s inside San Quentin State Prison. The Last Mile program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal that each participant founds a socially conscious, tech-forward company. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner goes inside the innovative non-profit and follows inmates as they work to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of venture capitalists, and then, transition back into society.
Into the Cave of Wonders is a silent short documentary shot in HDR 4k that strives to show — definitely not tell — a glimpse into one of the most beautiful creations on earth… from its unfathomable beginning millions of years ago to what it has become today.