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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: All Sorts of Genre Fun!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's installment of our very own AICN short film fiesta here in our online screening room: SATURDAY SHORTS. I hope you are all having a lovely Memorial Day Weekend so far and well, it's about to get a whole lot better with the addition of these shorts. Dig drama? Got it. Comedy? That too. Horror? Sure, why not? Rest assured, each of the films below was created and submitted by a fellow AICN reader and filmmaker, so you're in for a treat. Feel free to share your thoughts on the films in the Talk Backs below as hopefully the film's creators are still in teh audience and could possibly shed some light on any of your questions or ideas. So, you down? Ready to get your cinematic world rocked a bit by an explosion of talent in the form of a few short films? Cool, me too.

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:


TRT: 11:10


To kick things off, we have a film from director Stevie Russell about killing a priest in Ireland. Quality on many, many levels.

Unsaid from TIDAL on Vimeo.


TRT: 8:42

(SciFi / Comedy)

From Miguel Rivas and the gang at Tony Ho, we have this lovely balance of cool and funny, a story of "an estranged father and son attempt to make amends, but time keeps on slipping by..."


TRT: 8:38

(Saurkruat Western)

Here's an oddity for SATURDAY SHORTS, the first episode of a webseries. Well, SPARE THE BULLETS NOT HIS LIFE is freaking awesome, so it's the exception. From Adolfo Kolmerer and the gang at Lopta Film seem to be serving up a decent serving of badass with this first episode. I want to see more, and fortunately I can at their Facebook page.


TRT: 6:03

(Martial Arts)

Here's a motivational and visually stunning film from Stephen Reedy. If you're curious of how the film came about, check out this video. Damn fine film here.


TRT: 19:41

(Comedy / Horror)

And last, but certainly not least - we have twistedly delicious film from Aaron Michnowski. "A young mortician copes with his lack of social skills through fantasized interactions with bodies at the local morgue, but striking up a real relationship with a quirky girl shows him a way to enter back into the world of the living."

The Mortician from Aaron Michnowski on Vimeo.

BAM! That's it for this weeks, folks. I'll see you fine people next week with some more fun flicks. Adios! But hey, check out some past SATURDAY SHORTS if you're still in the mood:

Genre Explosions (1/28/12)

Mixed Genre Bag (2/4/12)

Mixed Bag (2/11/12)

Horror/SciFi (2/18/12)

Comedy (2/25/12)

Mixed Bag (3/3/12)

Horror (3/10/12)

Genre Mix (3/17/12)

Mixed Bag (3/24/12)

Mix (3/31/12)

Drama/Thriller (4/7/12)

Mixed Bag (4/14/12)

Comedy (4/21/12)

Animated (4/28/12)

Horror/SciFi (5/5/12)

Comedy (5/12/12)

Mixed Genre Bag (5/19/12)

Drama (5/26/12)

SciFi (6/2/12)

Horror (6/9/12)

SciFi (6/16/12)

Animated (6/23/12)

Supernatural Goodness (6/30/12)

Comedy (7/7/12)

SciFi Explosions With Aliens (7/14/12)

Comedy (7/21/12)

Mixed Bag (7/28/12)

Science Fiction (8/4/12)

Creature Features (8/11/12)

Drama (8/18/12)

Animation Craziness (8/25/12)

Mixed bag of Awesome (9/1/12)

Dark Comedy Extravaganza (9/8/12)

Random Bits of Fun (9/15/12)

Comedy (9/22/12)

Damn Fine Horror (9/29/12)

Goofy Comedy Laughsplosion (10/6/12)

Drama (10/13/12)

Genre-Fest (10/20/12)

Horror (10/27/12)

SciFi (11/3/12)

Genre Explosion (11/10/12)

Drama (11/17/12)

Genre Explosion (11/24/12)

Genre Basket of Awesome (12/1/12)

Genre Marathon (12/8/12)

Hilarity-fest (12/15/12)

Horror-ish Creepfest (12/22/12)

SciFi Craziness (12/29/12)

Genre Explosion (1/5/13)

Animation (1/12/13)

Drama, Drama, Drama (1/19/13)

Mixed Bag (1/26/13)

More Mixed Bag (2/2/13)

More Mixed Bag (2/9/13)

Assorted Bits of Genre (2/16/13)

Horror Goodness (2/23/13)

Genre Explosion! (3/2/13)

Laughter in Film Form (3/9/13)

Drama (3/16/13)

Genres Galore (3/23/13)

The Sphere; Montauk; Meth; Anamnesis (3/30/13)

Stan Lee Parkour; Mediating Kidnapper; Red; Bullet Head; Shadow (4/6/13)

Carrot & Stick; Queen of Hearts; Paintwork; Trophy Wife; BFC: Big F*ckin Chicken (4/13/13)

Victorian Undead; The Glitch; Saw Misgivings; Dave Vs. Death (4/20/13)

Gratitude; Boo!; Game of Dim(Wits); How I Met Your Father (4/27/13)

Allure; Titans of Newark; The Knightswoon; The Magic Box (5/4/13)

Don't Move; Experimental; Blackout; Birthday Boys (5/11/13)

Abe; Judge Minty; Robto; The Bubble (5/18/13)

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. The more info you send my way, the more info there is to put with your short.

Please don’t feel the need to submit multiple times. 

Remember, the filmmakers might still be in the audience, so feel free to share your thoughts in Talkbacks below. (JUST DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE). I picked them, so you know I think highly of all of these, but how about you fine folks? How'd you like 'em?



- Mike McCutchen


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