Lifelike // Daily Short Pick


A heartbroken woman orders a lifelike android so she can have one last moment with the man she loves. Will she finally find the closure she has been looking for? Director’s Statement For my second short film I wanted to do something that could’ve been a Twilight Zone episode. I[…]

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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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Tergo // Daily Short Picks


Tergo cleans. He cleans up after you and me. He picks up the mess we discard but yet remains invisible to all around him. Tergo’s a lost soul in the London urban machine. He’s ready to leave the life he leads behind. Tergo is the fifth short film from London[…]

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The Manual || Short Film Trailer

The Manual

In the distant future, James is the last human on Earth. He is raised and protected by a humanoid robot, the Machine, who brings him up on a strange composite religion described in a handheld device called The Manual. The Manual’s teachings fuse aspects of old-world religion and incorporate robots[…]

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Golden Shot || Featured Short Film

Golden Shot

Rusty machines living in their small houses, imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky someday. A film built upon a small, simple moral idea of how satisfaction works. Created by talented Turkish animator Gökalp Gönen, Golden Shot (Altın Vuruş) is about enclosed rusty robots living[…]

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Dance Robot || Daily Short Picks

Dance Robot

Randy Durden, 34, pill-addicted just got left by his cheating girlfriend. On the way to ‘The Pork Shelter’, their favorite BBQ-Hut, he takes an overdose of drugs in his truck. Arriving there he starts to mix up reality with his imagination. What then happens is beyond good and evil: DANCE[…]

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Hum || Featured Short Film


A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration. Box robots have become a[…]

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