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11:52 min 11. August 2015

I'm You Dickhead

a narrative film in French

SHORT OF THE WEEK - Review
https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/08/13/im-you-dickhead/

"In a world where time travel is a simple hospital procedure, a man jumps back in time to force his 10 year old self to learn guitar, so that he can get more action with the ladies in the present day."

Follow the Film!
https://www.facebook.com/IYDshortfilm
Twitter.com/Im_You_Dickhead

Starring: Anthony Gooley, Tom Usher, Alan Flower, Olivia Pigeot, Emma Palmer, Anthony Taufa, Noah Moon & Rae Jo

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05:58 min 19. November 2012

The Tree

a narrative film in English

What would you do to survive?

A man struggles through a post-apocalyptic world, desperate for food.

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08:02 min 17. May 2011

Slimtime

a narrative film in no language

While his wife is undergoing slimming treatment, André goes on a discovery tour of this very unusual center... / Pendant la cure d'amincissement de sa femme, André part à la découverte de ce centre pas comme les autres...

www.slimtime-movie.com

You can find a Full HD version here: http://youtu.be/4ZYVogCYsdA

You can follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SlimtimeMovie
and facebook (researches and designs) : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slimtime/167333893326932

Directed at Supinfocom Arles in 2010 by

Bertrand Avril
b.avril(at)gmail.com
www.bertrand-avril.com
Reel : www.vimeo.com/​13494152

Pierre Chomarat
pierrechomarat(at)gmail.com
Reel : www.vimeo.com/​13640224

David Dangin
david.dangin(at)gmail.com
www.david-dangin.com
Reel : www.vimeo.com/​13639996

Thea Matland
theamatland(at)gmail.com
Reel : www.vimeo.com/19414783

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06:20 min 20. January 2015

Claire's Birthday (or the comfort of being alone)

a narrative film in English

Early-twentysomething Claire celebrates her birthday... Alone at home. As the clock ticks throughout the day, we get a glance into her simple-yet-peculiar life. Without speaking a word, she reveals her yearning for human connection as well as her contentment with peace and quietness. What's wrong with spending your birthday alone when it's meant to be your special day anyway?

Starring LEA SIMON
A short film by PATRICK T. LO ( http://www.patricklo.com )

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10:20 min 19. December 2012

DRY

a narrative film in no language

An outlaw is on the run from a sheriff who is tracking him down. Their fates become intertwined in a desolate land where forgiveness is seldom found. A short film produced for RTF 366K - Narrative Production at the University of Texas.

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07:26 min 29. March 2010

THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM

a narrative film in no language

THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM is the thesis project of christian schlaeffer at the university of applied sciences augsburg, faculty for design, 2010.

2D Photoshop and After Effects
3D 3dsmax and Zbrush
Compositing After Effects

John Frum, Messiah of polynesian Cargo Cults, returns as an astronaut and businessman to the postindustrial wasteland of the financial-service-economy. Together with a native, he sets out for a "conquest of the useless" — or something.^-^
then things get confused, and what begins as a journey turns into a trip far off the boundaries of so called "logic" and "meaning".
With a storyline initially based on the prophecies of the seemingly most syncretic, ridiculous and pointless religion in the world — though really not any more syncretic, ridiculous and pointless than any and all other religions — computer-aided handdrawn 2D animation and 2D-3D-hybrid background art celebrate a renaissance of the unconscious, free from the technocratic structuralism of our times.

for more information and free downloadable 1080p version visit schlaefferdesign.de/john-frum

FOR TORRENT: http://vodo.net/johnfrum

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08:31 min 16. January 2012

Aaron Burr, Part 2

a narrative film in English

AARON BURR, PART 2 is a contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.

The film premiered as a selection of the 2011 New York Film Festival and has played at festivals throughout the country including SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Sarasota, Philadelphia, Boston, Montclair, Rooftop, HotDocs, Traverse City and Dallas, where it was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Short Film. The film has been programmed alternately as a narrative and a documentary.

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07:08 min 25. January 2007

Black Button - Short Film

a narrative film in English

Click here to watch our latest short film, 'Of Land and Bounty':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS4kQxrKWco

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMENTING
'The Box' is NOT a rip off of 'Black Button', nor vice versa. More details below.

-YouTube Awards 2007 - Top Six Finalist, Best Short Film
-WINNER: Fitzroy Short Film Festival (Melb, Aus)
-WINNER: DearCinemaFest Short Film Festival (Int.)
and more...

Mr Roberts finds himself awoken inexplicably in a white room. A man sits before him at a desk and in between them stands a black button. If Mr Roberts pushes it, he will receive a briefcase filled with millions of dollars. Or he can take the key to the door and leave penniless. The catch? Pushing the button will result in the death of a human being. What would you do?

EDIT 1: Some people have observed a similarity in the premise of this film and an revival episode of The Twilight Zone in 1986. Please note (1) We had never seen the episode and only learned of it long after we'd finished the film. (2) The Twilight Zone weren't the first to do it. There was a short story before that, which was in turn based on an old premise called the 'Faustian Bargain', around since the 16th century (deal with the 'devil'). An almost identical premise exists in several cultures. Richard Kelly is even making a film with this premise called 'The Box'. (3) Our film is similar in premise, but different in plot, characters, dialogue, aesthetics, setting, moral meaning, religious undertone, twist etc. Each version, including ours, aims to bring something new to an old idea. Please have the respect to not accuse us of plagiarism.

Additionally, we have no particular religious affiliation; this is a fictional work and its ideas are designed to encourage thought and debate, not comment on any particular theology.

Our first professional short film. We made it for $200 and shot it on the stage of our old school in Melbourne, Australia. Fortunately, professional actor Robert Grubb agreed to act in it for free after reading the script. This film took nearly a year to put together, working on it in stages and creating the 'white' effect on a home PC. Please note that the younger actor, unlike his father Robert Grubb, has no formal acting training whatsoever.

The Making of "Black Button" is now on YouTube.

Two of our other shorts have been released on YouTube, 'Campsite' and 'The Window'. Click on our profile if you'd like to see them and subscribe for updates on new films. Thanks!

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09:35 min 4. June 2012

Little Quentin

a narrative film in no language

MURDER IS NO CHILD'S PLAY!

LITTLE QUENTIN
Directed by Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink
Art Direction: Paco Vink
Animators: Paco Vink, David de Rooij, Jelle Brunt, Yi 'Shadow Master' Zhao.
Coloring: Albert 't Hooft, Paco Vink, David de Rooij, Jelle Brunt, Yi Zhao.
Production: il Luster Films
Executive Producers: Michiel Snijders & Arnoud Rijken
Production Assistent: Chris Mouw
Original Soundtrack by Maarten Spruijt
Foley & Mix: Jeroen & Ronald Nadorp, Bob Kommer Studios
System Administrator: Pepijn Blom
Drama coaches: Michiel Snijders & Arnoud Rijken

This film was developed with the support from The Netherlands Film Fund

Stichting il Luster Films / AniKey Animation Studios
www.anikey.nl
www.illuster.nl

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06:26 min 10. January 2013

R´ha [short movie]

a narrative film in English

Support the film on KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/200cxBg

Written - directed - animated by Kaleb Lechowski (C) Kaleb Lechowski
http://kaleblechowski.tumblr.com

Hartmut Zeller - Sound
http://www.hartmutzeller.de

Dave Masterson - Voice acting
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2717717/

Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment - Representation
Scott@groundcontrol-la.com

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21:21 min 20. November 2012

West Bank Story - The Musical (Full Version)

a narrative film in English

All credits go to: http://www.westbankstory.com. Written by Ari Sandel and Kim Ray.

West Bank Story is a musical comedy about David, an Israeli soldier, and Fatima, a Palestinian fast food cashier - an unlikely couple who fall in love amidst the animosity of their families' dueling falafel stands in the West Bank.

Tensions mount when the Kosher King's new pastry machine juts onto Hummus Hut property. The Palestinians ruin the machine and the Israelis respond by building a wall between the two eating establishments.

The couple professes their love for each other, triggering a chain of events that destroys both restaurants and forces all to find common ground in an effort to rebuild, planting a seed of hope.

Why did you make the film?

I wanted to accomplish three things with the movie:
1. I wanted to make a film that would get attention and also make people laugh.
2. I wanted to make a movie that was pro-peace and offered a message of hope.
3. I wanted to address the situation in an even-handed and balanced way so that Jewish and Arab audiences would feel fairly represented enough to let their guard down and laugh WITH the characters from the "other side". I thought, if we can make a movie that Israelis will watch and like the Arab characters and that Arabs will watch and like the Israeli characters then that will be something valuable.

What problems did you encounter in making the film?

Many people said you can't make a film that's a comedy about a tragedy like the Middle East conflict. They said that no one wants to see that and you will end up offending every Jew and Arab in America. I was also advised against making a short movie that takes place in another country because it would be too expensive. They insisted I would never be able to pull it off and it would look student and cheap.
1. At first, I heeded their advice and I shelved the project for 5 months. It wasn't until I started working with my co-writer, Kim Ray, that we returned to the project with a new perspective. We decided that it was necessary to simplify the situation in order to make it comedic. We wanted to show that both sides were more alike than they care to admit so we brainstormed a list of things that Arabs and Israelis have in common. When we came up with food and the premise of competing falafel stands, the script began to come to life.
2. A major challenge was balance in portraying both sides evenly. Our fear was that we might offend one side and then turn them off to the story. Therefore, we made sure that for every joke against one side we had one for the other. Likewise, for every endearing or heartfelt moment for the Palestinians we had to have one for the Israelis. Balance was crucial to staying credible. This balance carried over into every aspect of the film. The costumes had to be equally funny on both sides as did their restaurants and the personalities of the characters. I think we did a pretty good job of keeping it balanced.

What do you want the viewer to take away from the film?

I sometimes get remarks about the film being too simplistic and that it does not accurately show the suffering of any one side. I agree, it IS simplistic because it has to be in order to be a comedy. This film is not meant to be a learning tool for the situation in the Middle East. It is not an historical explanation, or a political solution on screen. It is a movie about HOPE and PEACE and that is it. It is meant to counteract the multitudes of negative documentaries and news reports that, while very informative, usually seem to be skewed to one side and ALWAYS leave the viewer feeling like this conflict will go on forever. I truly believe that peace between Israelis and Arabs will be achieved and don't believe it is a hopeless endeavor. We wanted to make a film that would convey that feeling.

What has been the response from Jews and Arabs?

The response has been overwhelmingly positive from both sides. I have had requests for DVD's from professors from Qatar, libraries in Egypt, soldiers in Israel, Palestinian families in Gaza, Elementary school teachers in Haifa, Jewish and Arab film festivals all over the United States, and the list goes on. The film played at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival and the Tel Aviv University Student Film Festival in Israel. It also played at the Dubai International Film Festival to a very warm reception and was screened there more than any other film at the festival. It was one of the best screening experiences I have ever had.

What is your background? Are you from the Middle East?

I was born in the United States and am the son of an Israeli father and an American mother. I studied Islam, Judaism, and the History of the Middle East in college and have traveled the Middle East extensively having been to Israel (almost every year), Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and Dubai. I currently have family that live throughout Israel.

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15:51 min 4. October 2012

TRIBE

a narrative film in English

Shot over 3 1/2 days in upstate New York with the wind at our backs and snowmobiles in our microphones, 'Tribe' is the story of a modern family stripped of its modern amenities.

Shot on the Sony F-3.

Check out the write-up by Film Shortage! @ http://filmshortage.com/shorts/tribe/

Behind the scenes photos @ https://www.facebook.com/tribeshortfilm/photos_stream

Dir. Adam Besheer
DP Daniel Cowen
Music by Giancarlo Vulcano
Mixed by Chris Foster & Ryan Potteiger
Sound Design by Randy Torres
Foley/Dialogue Editor: Austin Healy

Starring Christian Thom, Brett Jeffry, Ashley Rebecca Farley and Jennifer Phillips

Production Coordinator: Marley Magaziner
Key Grip: Mariusz Kaczmarczyk
Assistant Director: Neal G. Ten Eyck
2nd AD: Michael Fequirre
2nd 2nd AD: Matt Zerrip
Art Design: Marie MacDougal
Primitive Arrows: Aaron Luna
Sound Recordist: Evan Manners
Casting Associate Producer: Uptin Saiidi
D.I.T. : Matt Zerrip
Production Assistants: Mike Brown & Theo Nikras
Dog Wrangler: Anthony Sege
Violin: Tom Chiu
Cello: Jeremy Turner
Synthisizers: Giancarlo Vulcano

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13:44 min 21. August 2012

Long Branch

a narrative film in English

On a cold winter's night, Lynn's quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.

*This is the first short film we've directed together and we're finally allowed to share it online. We hope you enjoy watching it because we really enjoyed making it. Here's the second short we made https://vimeo.com/73728043

Starring: Alex House(twitter.com/AlexDwelling) & Jenny Raven (twitter.com/JennyBRaven)
Writers/Directors: Dane Clark (twitter.com/imdaneclark) & Linsey Stewart (twitter.com/mellamolinsey)
Producers: Mike MacMillan (twitter.com/lithiumstudios) & Jordan Gross (twitter.com/thejordangross)
Cinematographer: Daniel Grant (vimeo.com/57653057)
Editor: Jonathan Eagan (twitter.com/ego_tweets)
Sound By: Sean Van Delft and Post City Sound

Featuring Music By (In order with shortened iTunes link):
Yours & Mine by HotKid - http://bit.ly/1aFy1wP
The Law Of Unintended Consequences by My Dad Vs Yours - http://bit.ly/15a33EM
Hold My Hand by Gramercy Riffs - http://bit.ly/1dfxiU6
The Moonwolf Departure by Pat LePoidevin - http://bit.ly/1fcb1D8

Thanks, Internet!
*Vimeo Staff Pick. Whoa.
*Viewfinder List - http://www.viewfinderframes.com/category/viewfinder-list-2012/
*Short Of The Week - http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2012/11/05/long-branch/
*NSI Short Film Fest - http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2012/10/long-branch/

Awards & Nominations
*Best Short - Calgary International Film Festival (2011)
*Best Short - Canadian Film Festival (2012)
*Best Directors, Fiction - Yorkton Film Festival/Golden Sheaf Award (2012)
*A&E Short Filmmakers Award For Best Film - NSI Online Short Film Fest (2012)
*Bite Comedy Award - NSI Online Short Film Fest (2012)
*Best Film Nomination- Canadian Comedy Awards (2012)
*Best Short & Emerging Filmmaker Nominees - Yorkton Film Festival/Golden Sheaf Awards(2012)
*Audience Award & Canada First Award - Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival (2013)
*Audience Choice Award & Best Screenplay Award - Cabbagetown Short Film Festival (2013)

Pages:
http://www.facebook.com/longbranchmovie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954625/

email us:
longbranchmovie@gmail.com

We made a feature. It's coming soonish. Like it here if you want: http://www.facebook.com/IPutAHitOnYou

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06:44 min 30. October 2012

dial M for Millicent

a narrative film in English

dial M for Millicent- a micro musical comedy short.

Director
Richard Pengelley

Written and Produced by
Richard Mulholland

Director of Photography
James Martin

Editor
Sally Biasiutti

Executive Producer
Robert Mackay

Music
Jeremy Thorne

Casting
Jane Deitch

Cast

Millicent Marshall
Judith Street

Security Guard
Simon Rhodes

Dr. Black
Jeremy Thorne

Miss Scarlett
Clare petre

Boy playing football
Zac Petre-Azeem

Colourist and Online Editor
Michael Stirling

Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer
Mauricio d'Orey

Camera Operator
Dan Morrison

Hair and Makeup Designer
Ailsa Lawson

Sound Recordist
Jeremy Stephens

1st Assistant Director
Katherine Shannon

Production Assistant
Teresa Revill

Camera Assistant
Lee Hutchings

Gaffer
Simon Olney

Production Assistants
Rob Storey
George Rockett

'Murder!' from the musical Square Pegs

Music by Jeremy Thorne
Lyrics by Richard Mulholland

Special thanks to

Lord and Lady Petre

The Hon. Dominic and Mrs. Petre

Mrs. Gina Cordwell

Ian Miller and the staff
Patrick Green's Hardware Shop, Ingatestone, Essex

Anna Loose and Alex Beuselinck
Keddie Scott Associates Ltd.

Lee Shelsher and the staff
Ingatestone Library, Essex

Lilliput Lane™Collectors' Club, a division of Enesco, UK

Celine Weekes

Dedicated to the memory of
Gwynneth Thorpe
1949 - 2010

© 2012 Richard Mulholland. All rights reserved.

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20:00 min 11. July 2013

East of Kensington (Full Movie)

a narrative film in English

Years after Peter Pan and the Lost Boys have overthrown the pirates, Peter visits London to return Wendy to Neverland and is kidnapped by a mysterious Stranger residing in the decaying remains of the Darling House. Peter is forced to confront a harsh reality that challenges his innocence.