Acting In Short: Julian Casey - Modern Artist

Acting in Short: Julian Casey

You might remember Julian in ‘Death by Chocolate‘ by Dimitri Gochgarian, featured on Film Shortage back in 2015. Part of a new series called Modern Artists by Dimitri, episode 2 focuses on actor Julian Casey who tells us about the art of acting. Modern Artists – Episode 2: Julian Casey[…]

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The Mountain King || Featured Short Film

The Mountain King

In 1970s Northern California, a counterfeit artist helps his boss with a vanity film project, getting tangled up with a free-spirited actress and some unpredictable criminals in the process. Welcome to Northern California, 1970’s. The Mountain King is a character driven up beat film following a counterfeit artist who gets[…]

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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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Blackface | Daily Short Picks

Blackface

Blackface is a period piece set in 1934 that explores the racial violence of a small southern town through the eyes of minstrel actor Henry Roberts. After being pressured by his best friend to participate in a lynching, Henry struggles to come to terms with the gruesome racial brutality exhibited[…]

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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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Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal | Short Film Trailer

Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal

Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg might play a captivating know-it-all on the big screen, but there is one thing the talented actor doesn’t know: how to use the urinal.

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Yikes | Daily Short Picks

Yikes

A struggling young actor begins to see disturbing visions of the immediate future.

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