Undercurrent // Featured Short Film

Undercurrent

After a dangerous sea crossing, a young Syrian girl faced with tragedy is forced to find hope. Undercurrent is a meditation on survival, grief and the outcome of war. Writer and director Patrick Fileti found inspiration for the film by drawing from the hours he spent interviewing refugees about their[…]

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Mamma // Daily Short Picks

Mamma

A young woman finds herself trapped in the middle of a gang turf war when she witnesses a cold blooded murder. Director’s Statement I had been thinking for some time that I wanted to make a one shot film and the inspiration finally came during my stay in a film[…]

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Devil Dogs // Short Film Trailer

Devil Dogs

An American photojournalist struggles with his assignment – and his emotions – when he embeds with a team of U.S. Marines during fierce urban combat in the deadliest battle of the Iraq War, the fight for Fallujah in 2004. Based on true events.

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Tadaima // Daily Short Picks

Tadaima

“Tadaima” takes place after the closure of the US Internment Camps at the end of World War II, a Japanese American family returns home and must find the strength to rebuild both their house and their family amidst the emotional and physical destruction caused by the war. The film stars[…]

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The Hun // Daily Short Picks

The Hun

The Hun is a short film drama set in the trenches during the late stages of the First World War. It follows a young American soldier, Private MacDonald, who has just become his company’s new message runner. Facing imminent German advances, MacDonald and his brothers in arms mentally prepare for[…]

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One Day I'll Become.. // Daily Short Picks

One day I’ll become…

Galactic war, from the perspective of a little boy on a poor desert planet. He is having nightmares and visions about the future and he wants to become a Jedi knight. But the war is coming and Imperium is looking for gifted children. Time is up. Which side will he[…]

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Addle Strafe // Daily Short Picks

Addle Strife

Two U.S. paratroopers, who are at odds with each other, decide to track down an injured German Soldier after a failed American ambush.

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Rakka // Featured Short Film

Rakka

A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back. We do things backwards and thought it would be a great time to feature Neill Blomkamp’s first of three independent shorts from Oats Studios – We’ve already featured Zygote[…]

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Our Night // Daily Short Picks

Our Night

On the eve of going to war, a young soldier Matty meets his lover Kim for one last night of passion. As the night unfolds, and their uniforms come off, the truth about how they feel emerges. Director’s Statement I based Our Night on my own emotions of being sent[…]

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Vive La Victoire || Daily Short Picks

Vive La Victoire

This unlikely duo brought down a dictator. The true story of former prisoner of war Souleymane Guengueng and human rights lawyer Reed Brody and their fight against Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. A summary of their twenty-year friendship, journey to victory and lifetime of trials.

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