Lola: Girl got a Gun // Daily Short Picks

Lola: Girl Got a Gun

LOLA: GIRL GOT A GUN bares witness to a young and angelic girl who experiences the emotional weight of her mother’s abuse by her conservative NRA member father. The heaviness of the abuse permeates her home, and she searches for an outlet for her anger and fear. She feels that[…]

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Mama Jane // Daily Short Picks

Mama Jane

An imminent death in the family puts a spotlight on the complex relationship of a free-spirited mother (Constance Shulman) and her twenty-something daughter (Jenny Donheiser).

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Dispel // Short Film Trailer

DISPEL

When young Lizzie learns her older brother is moving out, she realizes she will be left at home alone with her monster of a mother. Armed with the lessons of her favorite TV show, ‘Celeste Skygoode’, Lizzie battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have transformed her.[…]

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After She's Gone // Daily Short Picks

After She’s Gone

When their only daughter suddenly dies, a grieving mother and father are forced to confront their once competitive relationship over her – and their failing relationship with each other. In this tale of love and loss, moving forward will require an acceptance the past. Director’s Statement This short was created[…]

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Frigid // Featured Short

FRIGID

Exhausted by her newborn, a first-time mother’s home becomes a trap as her husband’s sinister intentions emerge. Inspired by true events. Frigid is a terrifying little story inspired by true events. Directed by Joe Kicak (Must Kill Karl) who’s mother suffered from a debilitating bipolar disorder that began when he[…]

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A Respectable Job // Daily Short Picks

A Respectable Job

Two low-level criminals’ routine night goes oddly sideways in a way they could have never prepared for. Director’s Statement I’ve always enjoyed stories that combine genres or flip a genre on its head. The simple story for A Respectable Job started with the idea of that opening shot; a moody,[…]

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Father // Halloween Week

Father

A young boy lives with his mother who does not give him the attention he needs. There is also a father figure, but unfortunately for the boy, he is much worse… Father is a twisted metaphor about a dark monster conjured up by a mother’s neglect. It played at over[…]

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The Chirping // Featured Short Film

The Chirping

At loggerheads again, this time over a mistakenly glimpsed laptop screen, a codependent mother and son strike a tenuous truce in order to rid their home of a maddening interloper. In ‘The Chirping’ we study the complex relationship between mother and son while madly searching for a chirping cricket in[…]

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Kindling // Crowdfunding Pick We Dig

Kindling

“Kindling” is a 12 minute live-action short film, depicting a troubled mother-daughter relationship through a series of vignettes. Chronicling several significant events in their troubled relationship, “Kindling” is comprised of three individual vignettes that follow Mary’s experiences with her mother, and her mother’s alcoholism. As her mother’s alcoholism worsens, the[…]

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Forget Me Not // Daily Short Picks

Forget Me Not

Set in the 1970’s, the short film centers on two little girls, who struggle with their mother’s bipolar disease that constantly disrupts their lives and burdens them to grow up early. This semi-autobiographical film tells a story about the relationship between mother and daughters and how who takes care of[…]

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