Dark at Sea // Daily Short Picks

Dark at Sea

An exploration of one man’s struggle with himself shot on 35mm motion picture film. “Dark at Sea” captures themes of frustration, defeat, and addiction to success through the movements of dancer Matthew Gibbs. Director’s Statement Dark at Sea started as a love letter to the ambitions and the payoffs that[…]

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Freedom Song // Daily Short Picks

Freedom Song

Chris Robertson, a high school senior in Los Angeles, performs a powerful essay he wrote as he walks the empty hallways and classrooms of his high school. Shot on 35mm Kodak film in one continuous 4:10 second take, the film highlights topics of freedom and oppression while the visuals serve[…]

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The One // Daily Short Picks

The One

The One is an emotive and elegant art film designed to explore a key issue of our times. It’s a visual discourse inspired by the monumental ‘Me Too’ movement, showing differing visages of female strength, beauty, power and identity that unite to empower and inspire. The project was devised and[…]

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Comeback Kid // Featured Short

Comeback Kid

Young Hugh is haunted by a past life’s desires in this tale of reincarnation, revenge and lost love. So simple, yet incredibly twisted. The ‘Comeback Kid‘ is a haunting little comedy film directed by Ian Robertson as a graduation film from the National Film and Television School in the UK.[…]

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The Sermon // Featured Short Film

The Sermon

In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all. The Sermon is a short ‘Folk Horror’ dealing with sexuality, faith and oppression shot on 35mm film. In[…]

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Transmission // Daily Short Pick

TRANSMISSION

Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone. Director’s Statement TRANSMISSION was written during the height of the refugee crisis as a warning against the anticipated rise in British nationalism, which had been catalyzed by financial austerity and growing hysteria surrounding terrorism. We suspected people would sacrifice their freedoms on the[…]

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UB-13 // Daily Short Picks

UB-13

A short film set in a German WWI submarine. Following the misjudgement of its ambitious young captain, a WWI U-boat is forced to wait for a prolonged period on the bottom of the North Sea, facing the threat of enemy torpedo ships. This will cause unprecedented physical and mental challenges[…]

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Kingspin // Daily Short Picks

Kingspin

A series of events leads to the demise of an underground Romanian gang. In the midst of the chaos, unintentional partnerships seem to form.

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Rejected // Daily Short Picks

Rejected

A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator’s failing grip on sanity. Rewind almost two decades, where the internet was still a little toddler learning to walk. ‘Rejected’ was one of the first films to really kick off the viral wagons of the video[…]

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Sofia // Daily Short Picks

Sofia

On his deathbed, an elderly man has a dream where he wanders through the memories that marked his life. Director’s Statement Sofia is my thesis project from film school, and the first narrative film I directed. While developing the project, I was preoccupied with the ways in which cinema could[…]

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