Waiting to Die in Bayside, Queens // Daily Short Picks

Waiting To Die In Bayside, Queens

It’s 1976 and 15 year old frizzy haired hypochondriac Jordyn Sherman could drop dead at any given moment, or so she thinks. Directors Statement When I first read Waiting To Die In Bayside, Queens I found it to be hilarious as much as it was true. At the age of[…]

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Hi-Glow Retro // Featured Short Film

Hi-Glow Retro

Tommy Ashby, a high school senior with severe social anxiety, decides to step out of his comfort zone to learn 70’s disco dancing. Hi-Glow Retro is an enormous ode to almost every teenage boy’s dream, but not without passing through the anxieties first. Directed by Alex Morsanutto and nicknaming this[…]

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No One Is Safe From Son of Sam || Featured Short Film

No One Is Safe From Son of Sam

Experience the fear and paranoia of New York City during the Summer of 1977. This short documentary explores the legacy of the Son of Sam case using original footage not seen since it aired and interviews with PIX11 journalists. While still being a familiar case, the passing decades has certainly[…]

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Boogaloo and Graham || Daily Short Picks

Boogaloo and Graham

The film is the story of two boys in 1970s Belfast whose father buys them two pet chickens. In 2015, the film won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar.

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Eventide || Daily Short Picks


Set in the 70’s and inspired by the poem, Abide with Me by Henry Francis Lyte (1847), Eventide tells the story of Norman, a lonesome lighthouse keeper battling with depression, grief and doubt. As he prepares to take his own life and end his suffering, he is confronted by the[…]

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The Dangle || Daily Short Picks

The Dangle

The year is 1975, and Tom Ryder has made too many mistakes. This American spy is given one last chance in Moscow to prove his worth to the agency when Boss reluctantly assigns him a mission of the utmost importance. He must complete a routine exchange with a known enemy[…]

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The Mountain King || Featured Short Film

The Mountain King

In 1970s Northern California, a counterfeit artist helps his boss with a vanity film project, getting tangled up with a free-spirited actress and some unpredictable criminals in the process. Welcome to Northern California, 1970’s. The Mountain King is a character driven up beat film following a counterfeit artist who gets[…]

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Welcome to Angkar

April the 17th 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. They emptied the city within 2 days and turned the country into a forced labour camp. Our documentary film starts precisely that day. As for the whole population, Thell and her relatives are “invited” to take belongings[…]

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The Immaculate Reception | Featured Short Film

The Immaculate Reception

Joey, 16, the middle of 3 boys, shy and still very much a kid, wants to grow up and be like his dad and brother, strong charismatic steelworkers. We all have these moments, which of memories will stay imprinted in our minds forever. ‘The Immaculate Reception’ is a about one[…]

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Hibernation | Featured Short Film


Joseph is an astronaut set to go where no man has gone in the Universe through the Hibernation Program. But something is wrong between him and his instructor Claire. The countdown for the lift-off has begun. Space travel is a fascination that humans have been dreaming about for decades, and[…]

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