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: 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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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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