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Happy Birthday // Daily Short Picks

An astronaut is sent on a mission to shut down the computer network on a destroyed mining colony, but on the way he discovers that there is a lone survivor on the planet. Is she a human, or a machine come to life? Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,[…]

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SOOP // Daily Short Picks

SOOP is a black comedy. Two detectives are called to investigate a strange death. They suspect food poisoning. They stay for lunch. They shouldn’t have.

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Sanderson to Brackettville // Daily Short Picks

Inspired by films like Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas and David Byrne’s True Stories, photographer Jason Lee set out to document residual American landscapes across Texas in early 2017 with large format color films for his recently released book A PLAIN VIEW. This short documentary follows Jason on the road during[…]

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Lullaby Theories: A Secret Message // Daily Short Picks

When we feel pain, there’s a complex conversation going on between the brain and the body. But we don’t feel pain until the brain interprets these ‘secret messages,’ evaluates the danger, and determines how much pain we should feel. With the help of science, we may have some control over[…]

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Melancholy Man // Daily Short Picks

The Melancholy Man tells the story of the world’s saddest man who meets the world’s saddest woman. Through a fantastical lens, these characters come together in their harmonious misery and find something that surprises them both.

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Missed Connection // Daily Short Picks

After one girl drops her phone in the toilet, she must work to get it back on so she doesn’t lose the connection of a lifetime. Director’s Statement I made this to heighten the idea that we put so much pressure on obtaining a potential partner and as a result[…]

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A Wake // Daily Short Picks

After the death of one of their own, “A Wake” tells the story of three friends who gather at their favorite bar to process what has happened and how to move forward together. The film was shot over the course of two days on a micro budget and limited crew[…]

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