The Boy Hero // Short Film Trailer

The Boy Hero

The Boy Hero, which follows the story of an elderly man named Frank. Frank, who is isolated and withdrawn, is a live-in patient undergoing treatments in a hospital cancer ward. His lonely existence is completely interrupted when 8-year-old Max is admitted for treatment. The unlikely pair forge a bond over[…]

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From Fragments // Daily Short Picks

From Fragments

FROM FRAGMENTS tells the story of an elderly couple that must battle through the grips of dementia to finish the swan-song of their lifelong love. The film explores the burden ‘love’ places on us: to compromise, to sacrifice and (most of all) to cherish. A true multi-disciplinary collaboration between a[…]

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Marguerite // Interview

An Interview with Oscar Nominee Marianne Farley on Marguerite

Marianne Farley’s heartfelt film Marguerite shares a long forgotten love story and stars Béatrice Picard (Les Jeunes Loups), alongside Sandrine Bisson (1991). This wonderful French-Canadian film is about an ageing woman and her nurse who develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her[…]

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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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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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