The Post: 5 Short Films, 1 Trailer and 4 Websites

February 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

The Post: 5 Short Films, 1 Trailer and  4 Websites | Independent Film Blog

Have you watched a short film today?’

THE SCARED IS SCARED

Filmmaker Bianca Giaever asked a six year old what her movie should be about…  This is what he told her:

THE BACKWATER GOSPEL

“As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.”

WILD LIFE

“If you fill your house with animals don’t be surprised when there’s blood in the bathtub.” (Vimeo)

Wild Life from Kevin Maynard on Vimeo.

FUBAR REDUX

“Fubar Redux is an Epic Short Film portraying the atrocities of an on-going political war for territories. Told in an alternate reality with Cats and Dogs mixing exciting action with tense drama driven by a unique animation visual style – Hyper-Motion Comic Cinema.” (Vimeo)

COOKED

“Cooked tells the story of an arctic love triangle between a Walrus, a Seal and a Lobster.”

SCOPIA

A new Sci-Fi Horror feature film with a twist.  Check out the teaser trailer below:

Click here for more.

JUMPVIEW

“JUMPVIEW™ is a brand new way to watch movies utilizing the interactivity of the internet. Campus Life is the first original film made for the JumpView format.”

Check out the trailer here.

Click here for more.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

VFX COMPANY | CG Folks | 3D Animation & VFX Studio

WEBSITE | Gloomshade | Founded to help inspired artists, filmmakers, etc… realize their creative visions by creating highly detailed pre-visualizations.

WEBSITE | Movie Cron | View upcoming and popular movie trailers and set a text message or email to let you know when it’s released!

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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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8 Independent Film Projects: Shorts, Features, Animation and More

November 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

8 Independent Film Projects: Shorts, Features, Animation and More | Independent Film Blog

Have you watched a short film today?

GUMDROP

Here is a fantastic short film directed by Kerry Conran (Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow)

Here is a behind the scenes look:

ONLINE NOW

A short film by Jake Ross & Jake Dolgy about the shift in the way we communicate with each other.

“Journey into the world of contemporary online social interaction.”

Visit Pocket Jakes for more.

TANK

An animated short film by Nate Milton.

“A boy finds a connection between his fish tank and a pond in the woods. There looms inside the pond, a giant amphibian.

Click here for more on the film.

SHADOW MEN

[Language]

BLACK BISCUIT

This feature film by Fabrizio Federico premiered at the Raindance Film Festival.  You can watch the entire film here.

Click here for more.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB

WEBSITE | James Bond 007 Cars

FEATURE FILM | The Dying Eye by Shiphrah Meditz (Official Blog)

FEATURE FILM | Once Upon A Whitsun by Samuel Hathaway

SHORT FILM | By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Evgueni Mlodik

WEBSITE | Classic Movie Woodcuts

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10 Independent Film Projects: Short Films, Features, Animation and more!

October 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

10 Independent Film Projects.  Shorts, features, animated and more!

Have you watched a short film today?

PATHS OF HATE

I highly enjoyed this super stylish animated short film by Damian Nenow. I included a CGI breakdown that’s really interesting.

Click here for more.

THE GIFT

The tale of a troubled couple, visited by an ominous bird bearing hope and tragedy.  Directed by Andrew Griffin and featuring Kate Dickie (Prometheus), Davie McKay (My Name is Joe), Gary Lewis (Gangs of New York) & Lorraine Stanley (London To Brighton).

ADUMU

An animated short film by Adam Temple.  I’m a big fan of the animation style.

RED RIDING

An extremely unique take on the classic fairy tale.  Written and directed by Louis J. Parker & Dominique Miranda

“RED RIDING explores the terrifying notion that people may not always be as they seem. It is the story of a young girl who discovers the sinister intentions that lay behind an enticing smile. Using only environment, movements and human expressions, we aimed to create a visually striking piece accompanied by a powerful score from Icelandic composer, Biggi Hilmars.”

ARROWHEAD: SIGNAL

Here’s is a SCI FI short film full of fantastic visual effects directed by Jesse O’Brien.

The team behind this short is currently trying to get a feature film version off the ground.  Click here for more.

SYMBIOSIS

A clever animated short by Mitchell Counsell.

LA FAMEUSE ROUTE (The Notorious Road)

Written and directed by Adolf El Assal, this short was recently turned into a feature film called Les Fameux Gars.  You can check out the trailer here.

 

EVEN MORE PROJECTS:

The Silent City (Short – Animated/Live Action)

A scene adapted from the novel The Corruption of Michael Levitt. (Short – Live Action)

Irish horror feature film The Green Marker Scare. (Feature – Animated)

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?

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