Node 2018 // Daily Short Picks

Node 2018: Explore, Connect, Create

Substance created the titles for Node2018 to explore the idea of connection, through a cinematic narrative. We developed the tagline: “Explore, Connect, Create” as a summary of what Node meant to us, and described this visually through the journey of the Explorer. Each stage of the unidentified pioneer’s odyssey is[…]

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Different / Sleep // Daily Short Picks

Different / Sleep

With dancers as our guides, we are taken on an exploratory journey through a strange, enigmatic house, encountering glimpses of those who have lived there, past and present. As different scenes and stories unfold, we begin to experience the dark beauty of a space both empty and inhabited. This short,[…]

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How To Wait For a Very Long Time // Daily Short Picks

How To Wait For a Very Long Time

“How to wait for a very long time” is a shortfilm about a fisherman who is obsessed with catching a certain fish. His whole life he tries to make a big haul, but just catches other fishes instead. Over time he gets frustrated and is not able to value the[…]

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We // Daily Short Picks

WE

A tour of the development and unravelling of a relationship. A beautiful and hypnotic visual representation and journey of the make up and break up of a relationship.

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The Bed // Daily Short Picks

The Bed

The bed is an introspective short film where apparently not much happens. It tells the story of a man; over one night and in one location – his house. The protagonist can’t sleep and throughout the film, we try to understand why – what is going on with this man?[…]

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The Human Project // Daily Short Picks

The Human Project

In the wake of their father’s death, two estranged siblings begin a journey of self-discovery. When family responsibility conflicts with their dreams, they must learn to love each other before they can truly begin to heal.

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Polymorphia // Short Film Trailer

Polymorphia

Klaus Flue is a vegan man who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. He is obsessed with his cheating wife Eileen who left him. Klaus takes medication to shut down his inner-voice Serling that persuades him to do bad things. After a long journey in this surrealistic day he discovers that[…]

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Kin: A Big Film that Started Short

KIN: A Big Film That Started Short

With big creative producers that have brought shows and films like ‘Stranger Things‘ and ‘Arrival‘ involved, KIN certainly aspires for an intriguing and twisting storyline.   While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon a high-tech gun that holds special powers. When his brother, Jimmy, lands in trouble[…]

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The Secret of Pin-Up // Crowdfunding Pick We Dig

The Secret of Pin-Up Island

“The Secret of Pin-Up Island” is not only a film about a young girl who is trying to solve her past issues. It’s a film about us, the people. “The Secret of Pin-Up Island” is a journey through the emotions that define our personalities which we often hide, either because[…]

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Memorabilia // Daily Short Picks

Memorabilia

Sofia puts her heart on the line and takes us on an intimate journey in a vulnerable stage performance. Director’s Statement In MEMORABILIA, we’re exploring the slippery slope that is romanticising time spent with ex partners that you don’t belong with. I’m certainly guilty of such a thing; romanticising heartache,[…]

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