5 Short Films feat. Crazy Rides, GTA, Jeremy Lin, Guacamole & More

February 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

The Post: 5 Short Films feat. Crazy Rides, GTA, Jeremy Lin, Guacamole & More

Have you watched a short film today?

THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT

At first you don’t really understand what you’re watching.  Is this real?  I would NEVER ride those machines!!!  …  But they look really cool.

GRAND THEFT AUTO: RISE

“Grand Theft Auto: RISE is about the birth of an underground hero. He is not the hero that we are used to seeing. He is submerged in his own internal darkness. He is a protagonist. People will fall, things will break, he will be left standing alone in a tunnel with no light at the end.” (Vimeo)

FRESH GUACAMOLE

“In this follow-up to his stop-motion hit Western Spaghetti, director PES transforms familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole.” (YouTube)

THE LAST PICK

A short film featuring Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets.

“This film was produced this past summer to support the Jeremy Lin Foundation (@jlinfoundation). The Foundation loves and serves children and youth, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development.” (YouTube)

THE RUNNER

“I shot this in lunch times whilst running on ‘Call The Midwife.’ I thank all cast and crew, as well as Neal Street Productions for letting me invent whilst working. One day, perhaps, I’ll have a budget. Until then, I love working like this.” (Vimeo)

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

Have you checked out my ‘Discover’ menu?  There you’ll find links to fantastic sites around the web including:

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The Post: Samurai, Hitmen, Robots, Pigeons, Knitting & More

February 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

The Post: Samurai, Hitmen, Robots, Pigeons, Knitting & More | Over 10 projects

Have you watched a short film today?

THE CHASE

A simple hitman job. Things don’t go as expected.

Directed by Tomás Vergara

Click here for more.

PROTO

Here’s a sample scene from a CG film entitled Proto.  I’ve promoted the trailer in a prior edition of The Post.

Written & Directed by Nick Pittom

For more information plus the trailer click here.

THE OLD SAMURAI

After a lifetime of war, an old samurai is challenged to an epic showdown with a young ambitious samurai, his worthiest adversary yet. Battle is imminent, but the past could prove to be the old samurai’s undoing.

Written & Directed by Benjamin Wong

Click here for more.

INDIE FILM (A LOVE STORY)

A documentary about the pure and simple love of filmmaking.

If you grew up making movies with your friends, this story will certainly interest you.

THE LAST KNIT

When knitting becomes an obsession.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

SHORT FILM | Pigeons | Animation

SHORT FILM | Larva: Watermelon | Animation

COMPETITION | SkuFlix is hosting a competition where filmmakers can use the Vodka Rocks title soundtrack to create a short film.

FEATURE | The Every Day Adventures of Lane & Russell

SHORT FILM | Escape: Barcelona | Shot with aGoPro & A Canon

FEATURE | Clutch | The most driven car film ever made.

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The Post: 2013 Kick Off Edition

January 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

The Post: Huge 2013 Kick Off Edition

Have you watched a short film today?

The Post is back in 2013 with more short films, more trailers, more features, more documentaries and more great content from around the web.  The last few editions of the post were based on themes like Middle Earth Week.  It’s been a few months since I focus on the independent side of things.

A new year begins:

CABBIT

An animated short film by Soogie.

Click here for more on the film.

ARK

An animated short film directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys

PROJECT ZOMBIE

“Project Zombie is the world’s first HTML5-based choose-your-own-adventure interactive zombie movie. Created by Matt K. Firpo. Prepare yourself, the story is in your hands.”

Click here for more on the project.

 

LOCKED IN A ROOM

A trailer for an upcoming feature film from At Risk Entertainment.

NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE

An upcoming indie horror film written and directed by Jason Christopher.  The film is set for release on Red Box, Amazon and On Demand this February through Image Entertainment.

WOLVERINE FAN FILM ‘LOGAN’

Directed by André Hedetoft & Andreas Climent.

Click here for more on the film.

THE HITCHHIKER

A short film featuring Stephen Tobolosky written and directed by Ben Shelton.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

WEBSITE | FilmBundle | A different way to distribute independent films

WEBSITE | scoreAscore | Connecting Music & Media

WEBSITE | Aniboom | Animation Starts Here

SHORT FILM PITCH | It’s A Man’s World | Trailer | Indiegogo

FEATURE | Wild Girl Waltz from Levrock Pictures

SHORT FILM | Cantharsis from Wingless Films

VIDEO | Be Brave in 2013 (A collection of film clips edited by Hans Vercauter.)

SHORT FILM PITCH | The Wingmen  from Production2x.

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The Post 2012 Short Film Award

January 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm

The Post 2012 Short Film Award | The Athletic Nerd Independent Film Blog

When I created The Post, I really had no idea it would turn into a weekly showcase of fantastic shorts.  The series regularly focuses on features, documentaries and indie projects as well but short films tend to dominate.  For the first time, I thought I would recognize some of my personal favorites.  In doing so, I’m happy to announce The Post Short Film Award.

These shorts could have been produced years ago but the fact is I didn’t see them so they qualify.  I went through tons of short films and a years worth of Posts and came up with the following nominees:

THE NOMINEES

SIGHT

THE ESCAPE

BEAR

ADUMU

PATHS OF HATE

DREAM GIVER

DETOUR

ONE MORE BEER

RUIN

View the film here.

TAKE A HIKE

THE WINNER

The Post 2012 Short Film Award | The Athletic Nerd Independent Film Blog

PATHS OF HATE

I loved Paths of Hate.  It’s a brilliant animation that consistently entertaining and features amazing design.  Add to that a worthwhile message and you’ve got the first ever winner of The Post Short Film Award.  Congratulations to director Damian Nenow and his team.  You can visit the official site here.

RUNNER UP: TAKE A HIKE

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The Post: Christmas Edition

December 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

The Post: Christmas Edition

Have you watched a short film today?

Welcome to another special edition of The Post.  This week it’s all about the films inspired by the holiday season!  Both main stream and indie are represented here including a couple classics.

PLUTO’S CHRISTMAS TREE

DONALD DUCK TOY TINKERS

SANTA VS SANTA

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (1954)

Check out this YouTube Playlist featuring tons of old Christmas films.

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

DECEMBER

PEACE ON EARTH (1939)

SANTA’S SURPRISE

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