A Dream Dressed in Black // Daily Short Picks

A Dream Dressed in Black

I often wonder what the world would look like if the ancient cultures of the past had survived repeated attempts to have their faiths banished from popular practise through colonization. Did the ancient Mexican culture and religion die during the conquest by the Spaniards in the 16th century, and are[…]

Read More »
Whiskey Sour // Featured Short Film

Whiskey Sour

A career hitman is cosmically outmatched by his next target as he is unknowingly sent to kill the DEVIL. A hitman meeting quickly plunges into a battle between good and evil, light and dark, and the gray in between. Director Eli Stern brings us a rather elaborate and outside thinking[…]

Read More »
The Manual || Short Film Trailer

The Manual

In the distant future, James is the last human on Earth. He is raised and protected by a humanoid robot, the Machine, who brings him up on a strange composite religion described in a handheld device called The Manual. The Manual’s teachings fuse aspects of old-world religion and incorporate robots[…]

Read More »
Laserpope || Short Film Trailer


Its part pope and part machine – its Robocop @ the Vatican – its LASERPOPE!

Read More »
Paradis | Short Trailer


A French writer living in London suffers from sex addiction. To cure his illness he becomes a born again Christian, and along his road to recovery bumps into an old flame whom is also in need of healing.

Read More »
Daily Short Picks | Kissing Hank's Ass

Kissing Hank’s Ass

Kissing Hank’s Ass is an analogy highlighting the absurdities of blind faith in general and some of the basic tenets of Christianity in specific. The story was written by James Huger and is viewable at his website as a transcript and as a downloadable pamphlet. The story has become quite[…]

Read More »
The Offering | Featured Short Film

The Offering

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force. Mysterious, dark and utterly cruel, ‘The Offering’ is a perfect suspense thriller for a Halloween Eve. With a simple premise that can be explored to so many realms, Ryan Patch’s film did actually[…]

Read More »

The Swamp King

A short tale about what happens when a group of frogs meet a big frog shaped balloon. A metaphor about blind faith and religion.

Read More »


‘Tongues’ is the comedy/tragedy of Daniel, a guy hopelessly in search of hope: in a London megachurch, in a pastor, in the pastor’s hot daughter, and in the mysterious spiritual practice of “tongues”. Made as a Term 5 exercise for the London Film School. Shot in London, UK. facebook.com/tonguesashortfilm

Read More »
Abyssus Abyssum Invocat | Short Film Trailer

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat is a atmospheric 9 minute stop-motion/live action film that addresses the death penalty and religion. The story unfolds in a surreal and comical fashion, utilizing the somewhat intrinsic creepy quality that comes naturally with the stop-motion medium. The film as a whole was inspired by a painting[…]

Read More »

The Best Shorts in Your Inbox!

Every week we send an email with the top short films from Film Shortage.