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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La Macchia Rossa // Featured Short Film

La Macchia Rossa (The Red Stain)

Young American Billy brings a red-stained shirt to the dry-cleaning business of an elderly Italian couple. After he leaves, they spend hours spinning increasingly intricate, improbable yarns about the origin of the stain. People tempt to fringe when they hear the term branded films, but if done correctly, these can[…]

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Door to Door || Daily Short Picks

Door to Door

A loner con man struggles for a way out after swindling an elderly widow into believing he is her grandson.

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Jack and Jill || Daily Short Picks

Jack & Jill

A darkly comic tale of a rivalry between two elderly competitors for the best spot in the garden.

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Mine || Daily Short Picks

Mine

Fifty years of marriage. Fifty years of love and happiness. Fifty years of lies. When Walter steps on a live land mine in a remote field in England, he finds himself at the mercy of his wife Diane, who has recently unearthed a deadly secret buried in their past. As[…]

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The Departure

Departure is a hybrid animation/live action short film about an old man who relinquishes his lifelong memories after his death. It follows the mind of an elderly man during his final days and eventually through his transition into the after life. The story taps into the question of whether we[…]

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Draft Eight | Daily Short Picks

Draft Eight

‘Draft Eight’ centres on an elderly author’s struggle to come to terms with his life’s regrets, as he wrestles with a character from his latest novel.

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ReConception | Daily Short Picks

ReConception

A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle’s unexpected return.

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New

All about love, death, and cryonics: NEW tells the story of an elderly couple who are restored to life after years in cryonic preservation. Together they face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future. twitter.com/giantspecks johnfilms.com

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Lucy

A story of a childless elderly couple having to confront their love, life and relationship all alone after they lose their last and most beloved pet dog Lucy…a day that will test their feelings but also lead them to the most wonderful realisation… facebook.com/lucyshortfilm2015 imdb.com/title/tt5057392

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