Stillness is a Lie // Daily Short Picks

STILLNESS IS A LIE

Inspired by the Poem by Sylvia Plath using the themes and images and sounds from the poem of love and isolation – To Eva Descending the stair – Summary –Follows the narrative of the Poem Clocks cry: stillness is a lie, my dear; The wheels revolve, the universe keeps running.[…]

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Yeah But No - My Secret Beating // Daily Short Picks

Yeah But No – “My Secret Beating”

This video is an exploration of self isolation. It represents a loneliness and depression that can only come from alienating oneself. This depression can be a sinking whole that’s hard to surface from; but it can also be a semblance of peace in an otherwise chaotic world. Directors Statement From[…]

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Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night // Daily Short Picks

Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night

Should we fear the light, or embrace it? Based around the iconic Dylan Thomas poem of the same name, Do Not Go Gently Into This Good Night uses interwoven art form vignettes to make a commentary on how the implementation of recent restrictive night-time laws and regulations within Sydney have[…]

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Warsnare Syndrome // Daily Short Picks

Warsnare – Syndrome

A man living in isolation is awoken by a mysterious intruder… In this music video for UK artist Warsnare, director duo Lukas Schrank and George Thomson push the boundaries of the conventional music video edit into a triptych structure, with the three acts of the story playing out simultaneously, mirroring[…]

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Tickle / Crowdfunding Pick We Dig

Tickle

Tickle is a live-action psychological and supernatural horror about the isolation, trauma and intense vulnerability of domestic abuse. Lilly, our exhausted and desperate protagonist, struggles through a sleepless night of being tormented by a menacing and salacious creature. Skeptical of her own sanity and separated from the outside world, she[…]

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A Welcoming Place // Daily Short Picks

A Welcoming Place

A dead father and an secret house he never mentioned. Phillip moves out to the middle of nowhere to search for peace. What he finds may be much worse. ‘A Welcoming Place’ is a short sci-fi/thriller set in rural England. The film tackles themes of grief, isolation and what it[…]

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Lorne // Featured Short Film

Lorne

Lorne, a wasteland traveller dealing with the oppressing boundaries of isolation, is confronted by a mysterious stranger, who helps him realise his existential fears. Wonderful, crisp and breathtaking cinematography. The story of Lorne, (Guy Pearce) is grappling and tense, brining us on an edgy and uncomfortable little journey – in[…]

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No More Shall We Part // Daily Short Picks

No More Shall We Part

Driven to the edge and in isolation, Henry, a man with unshakeable devotion to his wife and God, struggles to maintain routine in the face of sheer desperation. An unexpected arrival threatens to shatter his world completely.

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Brian and Charles // Featured Short Film

Brian and Charles

After isolating himself from the rest of the world, Brian finds companionship from an unlikely source. Brian and Charles is an odd little film about an isolated farmer named Brian, who gets rather lonely. Brian builds himself an unfashionable clunky robot for companionship named Charles. Somewhere in between charming and[…]

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Union // Daily Short Picks

Union

A young Māori outsider living in Japan tackles cultural isolation using the universal language of rugby. Living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand, Jared James finds himself struggling through crushing isolation in Japan. Union follows this small town boy through the challenges of an unfamiliar city[…]

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