It's Not what You Know // Featured Short Film

It’s Not What You Know

A man shows up at a Los Angeles house party with a plan and a mysterious lunchbox, but things take a turn when he runs into someone from his past. Out of a simple idea and some powerful moments, It’s Not What You Know came from friends staying at Ava[…]

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We Are Not Lovers // Daily Short Picks

We Are Not Lovers

A couple heads out on the open road to fix their rocky relationship. Director’s Statement “We Are Not Lovers” is a vision of the inner workings of an abusive relationship, romantic or otherwise. I wanted to capture the way it feels to be powerless and powerful all at once, the[…]

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Canopy // Daily Short Picks

Canopy

A benumbed couple stumble through life in an abandoned town, while nurturing a child who is no longer there. Director’s Statement: This video was particularly challenging to produce. The location was an actual abandoned town with a single resident and no civilization or even a gas station for 50 miles.[…]

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With Your Crooked Heart || Daily Short Picks

With Your Crooked Heart

An estranged couple, a loveless house, and something in the shadows watching… After their only daughter leaves for college, Tom develops suspicions about the house, only furthering Jean’s contempt for her husband. Fueled by Tom’s stubborn Oxycontin addiction and Jean’s growing resentment, the couple comes face to face with the[…]

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Trash Bags || Daily Short Picks

Trash Bags

A former couple is forced to reflect over the degradation of their relationship.

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12 Beers || Daily Short Picks

12 Beers

Once a year, longtime couple Danny and Sarah each drink 12 beers and decide if they’re going to re-up their lease and their relationship…or break up and go their separate ways.

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This Always Happens || Featured Short Film

This Always Happens

A couple on a first date argues about astrology. This Always Happens is quite a particular film by Alexander Christenson which spawns an astrological debate through the mundane acts of a first date. Things get a little feisty as egoistic personal opinions get in the way. Like many artists, Alexander[…]

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Break || Daily Short Picks

Break

A teenage boy’s relationship with a girl changes forever after an encounter with her step-father. What starts out as flirting between a young, interracial couple, turns into a dangerous game when they break into a seemingly abandoned house. Director’s Statement BREAK is a story about youth and race in the[…]

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After The End || Daily Short Picks

After The End

After The End tells the story of couple discussing their inevitable end.

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