Top 10 Short Films of 2016 on Film Shortage

Top 10 Short Films of 2016

2016 is gone, but not forgotten! We are thrilled to bring back our Top 10 selection of the last year. The list includes shorts that have touched us and inspired us the most, with either their stories, visual effects or originality. These are films featured on Film Shortage in 2016,[…]

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You Are Whole || Featured Short Film

You Are Whole

​ A dark comedy about Norman Pugg, a spiritualist missionary who becomes mistaken for a serial killer in a sleepy British seaside town. You Are Whole is a mesmerizing film strongly driven by character and performance, a dark comedy about Norman Pugg, a spiritualist missionary who becomes mistaken for a[…]

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Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan in 'Fragments of May'.

Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan

We all know acting can be a difficult and often under appreciated part of filmmaking, and this couldn’t be more true in short films. In Maria Pia Fanigliulo’s destructive psychological drama ‘Fragments of May’, actress Kelby Keenan had to embrace a particularly complex character with May, dealing with a range[…]

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Mise-En-Abyme || Featured Short Film

Mise-En-Abyme

A young, aspiring actor gets a callback for an upcoming feature film but in his determination to impress he fails to see how easily ambition can fall prey to manipulation. A film built on emotions and uneasy tensions, showcasing the nerves that takeover actors while waiting for auditions. But this[…]

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Methods || Daily Short Picks

Methods

When a young acting student struggles with her professor’s method of choice, she turns to her talented classmate and his unorthodox approach to acting. At some point in our lives, we all end up in the uncomfortable situation of being asked to follow a leader we may not entirely agree[…]

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Point and Shoot || Featured Short Film

Point and Shoot

When an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking, two aspiring criminals learn an important lesson : only practice makes. Robberies don’t always go to plan, even when your method acting. Director Thomas Leisten Schneider takes us through a little adventure where an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking,[…]

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5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

There are very few, if any, successful directors that would recommend working with amateur actors. In the words of director Brian DePalma, “The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the director knows.” Even if the budget doesn’t assume the[…]

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Michael & Javier | Featured Short Film

Michael & Javier

Two men in a room, one tied to a chair, the other with a table of sharp instruments. Just an incredible twenty minutes performance-driven film set up by an enthralling monologue. Directed by Marc Thomas, we are placed in an uncomfortable situation inside a room with two men. One gagged[…]

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Bowl Me | Featured Short Film

Bowl Me

Bowling alley mechanic Jake Chate is a bit of a voyeur. When the girl of his dreams begins to bowl a perfect game, Jake becomes entranced by her elegant beauty. ‘Bowl Me’ is just a simple short with a brilliant display of play on words. And it’s no hideous tackiness[…]

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