Human Sun // Daily Short Picks

Human Sun

A spiritual teacher is having a mental breakdown – and it’s showtime. His only hope comes from an unassuming source. Director’s Statement Written, directed, and acted by Carl Bird McLaughlin, Human Sun showcases a day in the life of a spiritual teacher who is shaken when one of his followers[…]

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The Bugs and The Slugs // Crowdfunding Picks

The Bugs and the Slugs

A pubescent human boy seeks acceptance in a village of trolls. When his forbidden romance with a troll is discovered, he must win over the village elders or he will be roasted alive.

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Remainder // Crowdfunding Pick


A lone soldier has crash-landed on a barren planet; her damaged AI spacesuit is her only companion and means for survival. As solitude grows and systems break down, artificial and human intelligence must come together to fight for survival and identify between the real and the imaginary. Alya, the soldier[…]

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Selkie // Daily Short Picks


A wayward selkie (a seal that can turn itself into a human) has followed a school of herring up the Delaware river when her seal skin is captured by a man from the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Director’s Statement A “selkie” is a seal that can shed its skin and[…]

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N.I. // Daily Short Picks


The first narrative live action to be filmed on the RED Digital Cinema’s Hydrogen phone, N.I. is a short film written and directed by (VFX Emmy-nominated) Sallyanne Massimini about a romantic encounter that goes horribly wrong…or is it? In association with Palo Pictures, N.I. stars Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher, 13[…]

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Rite of Passage // Daily Short Picks

Rite of Passage

Aliens invaded our planet, waging war until we agreed to a peace treaty: On each human’s 13th birthday, one of their young would be sent to battle one of ours– a new rite of passage. It’s the night of Jonathan’s birthday and he has to come face to face in[…]

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Warming Memories // Daily Short Picks

Warming Memories

In a time when so much is overly politicized we often forget to pay attention to how that can affect human connections. “Warming Memories” is a stop-motion and digital animation that shows the rift one family experiences over ideological differences. A soothing fireplace animation juxtaposed with sound-bytes from news reports,[…]

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Ways to Water // Short Film Trailer

Ways to Water

Premiering on Film Shortage August 31st! Inspired by the research of Masaru Emoto, the film is a dramatic short that explores the metaphysics of water and human relationships. Following a summer romance caught somewhere between the beginning and the end, the film follows a boy and a girl through a[…]

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Spirit // Daily Short Picks


“Spirit” is a celebration of the human spirit, shot on location across Nepal in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and at the Nagi Gompa, Namo Buddha, Tamang and Kanying Sherub Ling monasteries, as well as at Pashupatinath temple. The film’s action follows a community of nuns and monks, young and old, as they[…]

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Happy Birthday // Daily Short Picks

Happy Birthday

An astronaut is sent on a mission to shut down the computer network on a destroyed mining colony, but on the way he discovers that there is a lone survivor on the planet. Is she a human, or a machine come to life? Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,[…]

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