Introducing Nerd Infinite!

September 1, 2015 at 8:07 am

Nerd Infinite

Just over two years ago, I shut down The Athletic Nerd in order to focus on other projects.  It was bitter sweet letting go of this blog.  I spent over four years writing articles for this site and I missed writing about movies.  But it was time to move on.

Since then, I’ve developed and launched The Screenwriting Spark!  Today, it’s one of the largest collections of screenwriting resources on the web!  There are hundreds of resources, guides, videos and more with much more to come.  Yet still, I missed blogging about movies and television.

Today, I’m pleased to announce Nerd Infinite!  A brand new movie and television blog I’m proud to be a part of.  It may not be a direct sequel to The Athletic Nerd but many elements have carried over.  There are new countdowns, new breakdowns, new features and much more.  Nerd Infinite will also carry on this blog’s dedication to independent film.  Especially short films.  Kicking off the September 1st launch is a 30 day short film festival featuring some of the shorts posted here long ago!

Below you’ll find all the relevant links to keep up to date on the new site.  It’s good to be writing about the stories I love once again!

Nerd Infinite

Nerd Infinite Introduction

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About Nerd Infinite

The September Short Film Showcase

The Screenwriting Spark

Cheers,

Jason

Short Films, Animation, Trailers and More!

May 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Post Short Films

Have you watched a short film today?

OBSOLETE

“Obsolete tells the story of a robot starting work in a decrepit toy factory. Trapped in the factory all its life it is curious about the outside world, watching a bird through the factory wall each day. When it mistakes a toy on the production line for the bird one day it sets the robots escape in motion.”

Created by Lewis Gray

FRENCH TOAST

“In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he has lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee.”

This Oscar Nominated Short film (2010) was created by Fabrice O. Joubert

GROW UP ALREADY

“After being dumped by his girlfriend Winnie, Andy Mott is determined to win her back — the only problem is, he’s got a LOT of growing up to do.” (Vimeo)

Written & Directed by Richard Keith

DANGER PLANET

“During a routine scan on a distant planet, a young space scout finds romance with a female pilot. But when peril strikes the two star-crossed explorers, he must face what lurks in the darkness of the planet to rescue the girl.”

Danger Planet is an animated short created by students at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.

POLYPORE

“In this quirky Sci-Fi adventure, a young man must cope with involuntary telepathy, a potion-induced transformation, teleporting agents and a clone reincarnation, all while dodging an evil corporation that wants to harvest his brain for knowledge”

Directed by Jesse Barack

Click here for more.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

SHORT FILM | Bed Trick

TRAILER | Self Inflicted | Watch the full film here.

TRAILER | Personal Demons

TRAILER | Breakin

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?

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Watch Academy Award Winning Animated Short Film Here.

Short films, animation, trailers and more from around the web

May 14, 2013 at 7:25 am

The Post Short Films

Have you watched a short film today?

MAC ‘N’ CHEESE

Directed by Tom Hankins, Gijs Van Kooten, Guido Puijk & Roy Neiterau

When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride! (Vimeo)

Click here for more.

THE GIFT

Directed by Carl E. Rinsch

The Gift is a Sci-Fi short with a savage Chase sequence on it. (Vimeo)

MOBIUS

Directed by Vincent Laforet

A short film about a photojournalist who stumbles upon a cartel execution and supernatural events in the the “Zone of Silence” in Mexico. (Vimeo)

Click here for more.

PIVOT

Designed & Animated by Kevin Megens, Floris Vos, Arno de Grijs, André Bergs

When a man is witness to a murder and takes pictures of the killer, he has to run for his life. During the chase he is able to turn the tables and the prey becomes the hunter. All resulting in an unfortunate ending. (Vimeo)

Click here for more.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

WEBSITE| I love short films | A great site full of high quality short films.

SHORT FILM | Miniature Melbourne

SHORT FILM | Lost In Manhattan

TRAILER | Self Inflicted | Click here for more.

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?

Email me at jason@theathleticnerd.com and be sure to include links to your project/website. (Note: I don’t review submissions)

Check out The Post archives here.

More Short Films, Trailers, Web Series & Animations

April 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

The Post Short Films

Have you watched a short film today?

23 DEGREES 5 MINUTES

“An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.”

VOICE OVER

“I-will-not-tell-you-whose voice leads us through three extreme situations that are actually the same… Will you survive?”

Click here for more.

SIGNIFIED SIGNIFIER

“Signified Signifier is inspired by my experiences directing television commercials. The idea for the short was born from a discussion with a creative director over a couple of beers. I was explaining my distaste for certain industry buzz words, which led to a “You know what would be funny” moment.” (YouTube)

TO THIS DAY

“To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan (shanekoyczan.com) called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.” (Vimeo)

Click here for more.

SMOKE SELLER

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A STORY ABOUT ROBOTS

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THUMB SNATCHERS FROM THE MOON COCOON

“This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens.” (Vimeo)

Click here for more.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

WEB SERIES | The Comment Show | A show about awful comments found on YouTube

WEB SERIES | Blink | “A sci-fi web series in the tradition of capeless superheroes.”

SHORT FILM TRAILER | Ready 4 Whatever

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?

Email me at jason@theathleticnerd.com and be sure to include links to your project/website. (Note: I don’t review submissions)

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7 Short Films & More From Around The Web

March 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

The Post Short Films

Have you watched a short film today?

FRIENDSHEEP

A wolf tries to work in an office full of sheep.

Directed by Jaime Maestro

Click here for more.

LIKE GRAINS OF SAND

“A short film that shows we are all the same.”

Written & Directed by Charles D. Conklyn

FLAMINGO PRIDE

“The Story of the only heterosexual Flamingo in his desperate attempt to find love.”

Directed by Tomer Eshed

40 YEARS

“As a child, David witnesses the death of his younger brother.  40 years on, his days are haunted by a powerful nemesis.”

Directed by Russell Appleford

Click here for more.

ON HOW TO FEEL BETTER

“Please follow these steps and you will be okay.”

Directed by Joshua Kang

A GUY, A GIRL AND THEIR MONSTER

“Having a Monster for a roommate is not always easy.”

Check out more episodes on the YouTube Channel.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

ANIMATION | Paper Age

FEATURE FILM | Gettin’ Some

SHORT FILM | The Astrological Whipping Boy

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?

Email me at jason@theathleticnerd.com and be sure to include links to your project/website. (Note: I don’t review submissions)

Check out The Post archives here.