Short Picks

Crying Man

Surreal story of a young woman, played by Nora Kirkpatrick (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, ‘The Office‘), who interacts with a mysterious crying stranger at the grocery store – and thus comes to realize her own sadness.

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Almost Nothing explores psychological states of the mind as it focuses on a man’s inner turmoil. It acts as a visual representation of depression with a domestic interior in which everything becomes engulfed by fire. (there is no special effects used, the fire is real) deborahmcdonaghart.wix.com/visualartist

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This film tells the story of a 10 years old boy and his dream. It was shot with absolutely no budget by Damien, with his little brother in the lead role. damienkazan.com twitter.com/DamienKazanFilm damienkazan04@hotmail.fr

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‘Today’ follows the passing of time for residents and workers of a South Auckland rest home and offers an intimate and evocative insight into a place many New Zealanders call home. facebook.com/pages/Today-A-short-documentary today.loadingdocs.net Twitter.com/LOOM_films

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Ah the things we do for love. In our latest short film, Beth learns that matters of the heart can get a little wonky when donating blood is involved. Starring Stacey Hinnen and Dana Powell from HBO’s Veep and ABC’s Modern Family. brutonstroube.com

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The Grand is a short crime/thriller that follows three separate characters as their worlds collide over the course of a single night on the streets of Nottingham. From loan sharks to blackmail, drug trafficking and prostitution, “The Grand” weaves its way through the city to a devastating yet unavoidable climax.[…]

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A man who finds an unusual briefcase holding unexpected powers. As he uses the powers, his life descends into a fate shaped by his actions. A 5 minute long sci-fi film, made for the SCI-FI London 48 Hour Film Competition. The film was written, shot and edited within 48 hours.[…]

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A visual essay through the words of the poet Franz Wright and the eyes of a woman, unravelling the generational patterns of conditioning that create the unmanaged expectations we take into life and love. paulspeirs.co.za newcreationcollective.com

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