The Year is 2020 // Daily Short Picks

The Year is 2020

The Year Is 2020 is a striking collaboration between performance poet Anisa Nandaula and filmmakers Bill+Brown. In a bold piece of performance poetry, Anisa uses a metaphorical Australian civil war to speak to the unjustness of Australia’s refugee policies. This is a punch-in-the-guts introduction to an important new voice in[…]

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The Guy: The Brian Donahue Story // Featured Short

The Guy: The Brian Donahue Story

Stuntman. Actor. UPS employee. Former WWF wrestler, Disney World performer, and NFL nose tackle. Brian Donahue has seemingly done it all The Guy is a short documentary film chronicling Mr. Donahue’s surreal story as he tries to strike a balance between paying the rent and seeking out the elusive Hollywood[…]

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Bloom // Daily Short Picks

Bloom

An aspiring drag queen must find the courage to take the stage for the first time, but can a flower bloom in this much shade? Featuring a cast of real-life performers from Boston, Massachusetts, “Bloom” explores the intense artistry and determination behind every drag show. Director’s Statement Drag is an[…]

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In The Campfire Light // Crowdfunding Pick

In The Campfire Light

In The Campfire Light is a dark, dramatic short film that illuminates the complexity of the American dream in all its glitter-addicted glory; positioning the aspiring performer in the spotlight, the film examines the susceptibility of ambition to exploitation, staging the elusive bewitching dance between power, sexuality, and its inevitable[…]

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Make Them Believe || Daily Short Picks

Make Them Believe

Make Them Believe is a documentary exploring Moscow’s underground wrestling scene through the eyes of one up-and-coming performer. Follow Tim Malster’s journey (who plays the heel ‘American Hope’) as he chases his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. In this unexpectedly relatable film, director Taimi Arvidson tackles the universal struggle[…]

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