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Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with an array of awesome in the form of this week's shorts. This week we've got a mix of drama, scifi, dark comedy, and maybe a music video or two. If you've got an hour or so of time today, it's in my humblest opinion that you give these guys a shot. We've been able to screen so many wonderful shorts so far and this week is no exception. Special thanks to those still shooting their shorts at me and fear not, just becuase you don't see you're short pop up on the next SS column, it could absolutely pop up a few weeks later, you never know. Anyways, go grab yourself some popcorn, lock your kids in a closet, kill the lights, relax and check out this little weekly film fest we've got ourselves here.

Let's do this:


(Sports Drama)

Up first is Erwann Marshall's drama: "While preparing for the biggest fight of his life, a mixed martial arts fighter comes to terms with what it means to be a father and a son." It's an incredibly high quality look inside the world of mixed martial arts.

numb from Erwann Marshall on Vimeo.



(Science Fiction)

And next we have Oliver Zeller's love letter to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

"Keir Dullea encounters a mysterious object, in a scenario reminiscent of the penultimate scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey that he appeared in over forty years ago."
From Zeller himself: "I directed & developed this short teaser over an arduous two year period on a shoestring budget with several generously volunteering there time. Live action was filmed multi-camera, against greenscreen atop a backlit plexi floor. Mr. Dullea was then integrated into an entirely digitally created CG set which I also built and rendered at 1080HD. The process is shown via a brief making of video available at: (720HD) or (1080HD).
The Immersive Cocoon itself is a design by NAU ( for a new way in which we could at times potentially interact with computers. A surround visual and aural environment where your entire body becomes the interface. While this teaser short is in essence a faux commercial,  we're not selling it or seeking to bring it to market, it's merely a concept study which you can find out more about via or on this page:"
(Dark Comedy)
Up next is from director B.C. Jones's "comedic take on an episode of the twilight zone." "A down and out writer , struggling with a case of writer's block, must face his greatest nemesis - his own typewriter." Check out other stuff from B.C. here at his site.
(Thriller / Film Noir)
And here we are with director Nate Golon's short "Briefcase." "What's inside this briefcase will change your life." If you dig the flick and do that crazy Twitter thing kid's these days can't seem to get enough of: follow the short "@Briefcase_Movie" or "#briefcasemovie."
(Music Video)
While, this is STURDAY SHORTS and not MONDAY MUSIC VIDEOS... (Actually that's not a bad idea...) Some music videos get sent in and I'm more than happy to see them and if they kick just enough ass, I see no problem at all with screening them here. Here's a video shot by director Joseph Pauls that I think is brilliantly put together with just the right level of "WTF?" in the mix.

The Skeletones Four - Empty Eyes from Joseph Pauls on Vimeo.



(Hallucinogenic Romance)

While we're on the subject of heartbreak, Adam Cosco's got a great film to come in and today's program with his incredibly well acted drama, THE MUSHROOM SESSIONS. "The Mushroom Sessions is a slice of life drama that centers around two people sorting through the sordid pieces of their once happy relationship."

THE MUSHROOM SESSIONS from Adam Cosco on Vimeo.


And there we go with our last short of the day, but what's that? You want to keep this shorts watching fiesta going? Awesome! Here's list of previous columns: 










If you have a short and think it belongs here or are on the fence about whether to send it in, please do send it in - I'd love to see what you've put together. I've already seen hundreds of fresh new filmmakers' shorts and like any good addict, I need more!

Shoot me an email at ""

In the subject line include:

“SHORTS” + “Your film’s name” + “The film’s genre”

Then, in the body of the email, please include a synopsis of the film and any contact information you might think I need or would want published.

Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times.  I swear to each of you I truly check every email I get, and sending the same short a few times just makes it a bit messier.

Remember, the filmmakers might still be in the audience, so feel free to share your thoughts in Talkbacks below. (Just don't be a dick) I picked them, so you know I think highly of all of these, but how about you fine folks? What are your thoughts?



- Mike McCutchen



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