Dear Mom // Daily Short Picks

Dear Mom

A heartwarming story of love, sacrifice and what it means to be a mom.

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Penny Sucker // Daily Short Picks

Penny Sucker

After the death of his mother, Clint (James Paxton) struggles to connect with friends and family while revealing an odd coping mechanism…

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Dear Mother / Daily Short Picks

Dear Mother

Like thousands of Korean orphans since the 1950s, Kayla Tange was adopted by an American family and brought to the United States as an infant in 1983. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she works as an exotic dancer and as a performance artist. In 2011, Kayla made arrangements[…]

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Hume // Crowdfunding Pick

Hume

Hume’s life is thrown into disarray following the death of his mother. Sent to live with his estranged father, Hume is struggling to feel at home in his new surroundings and makes the decision to go back to the house he shared with his mother. Guided by his memories of[…]

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Maternal // Daily Short Picks

Maternal

A young woman’s doubt begins to consume her before she meets the adoptive parents of her unborn child. Director’s Statement Maternal was a team effort from the beginning. Living on opposite coasts, Anamari and Kevin texted throughout the summer coming up with an idea they could film when we were[…]

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Today They Took My Son / Drama // Daily Short Picks

Today They Took My Son

A mother coping with her young son being taken away by a military system. Her helplessness to prevent the cruel and inhumane treatment she knows he is experiencing is more than any mother can bear.

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Norma's Colours // Daily Short Picks

Norma’s Colours

Following the death of her mother, Norma, Tina inherited her astonishing belongings, a collection built up during the course of Norma’s eighty-nine years. Over one hundred tiny mechanical birds, smock dresses engulfed with gardens and flowers, and countless rainbows of beaded necklaces and brooches are just some of the items[…]

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Icarus // Daily Short Picks

Icarus

Icarus follows a young man’s choice to leave the surface of Mars in an attempt to rescue his mother.

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Con Amor // Featured Short Film

Con Amor

A single-mother is faced with a difficult decision that will define who she is – and how she loves. A young nurse and hard working mother sees her brother come home beaten and bloodied late night – but he said the other guy was much worse and left unconscious in[…]

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Glass Cage // Daily Short Picks

Glass Cage

Glass Cage is a mother daughter bedtime story about growing up in the world. It deals with societal paradigms and body issues. Like any good bedtime story it features projection mapping, explosions, and cgi. It was a complete passion project. Director’s Statement Often times films are a labor of love.[…]

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