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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Sci-Fi Fun, Road Trips, and Scares Gone Wrong!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with this week's selection of short films. While I'm sure you've heard your fill of SXSW here on AICN and many, many other websites - if you're at home thinking "Damn, I wish I could go to a film fest - but I can't at the moment beause of XYZ..." Well my friend, you're in the right place. Each week I'm proud to showcase roughly 4-6 short films here in the heart of AICN, our own little film fest, and the price of admission = you're time and nothing more. While I'm slightly (okay, insanely) slammed with SXSW fun all on top of my lovely 12 hour day job, getting to share films with folks who might not have seen them otherwise - well that's just the best. You'll notice I don't get too descriptive or as in depth as I'd like with this week's films - please let that be a reflection of my lack of time and not at all representative of this week's films. Movies aren't easy to make and the filmmakers below busted their asses off to tell a story - to entertain - and so I hope you can "fullscreen" each, turn up the volume, and give them all a shot. Trust me, they're worth it. Okay, that's enough from me  - let's watch some movies, eh?

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: 19:58

Our first film of the week is a rarity, a movie that was not submitted by the filmmakers, but by our very own cjohnston. He caught the film and immediately thought it would be a perfect fit for SATURDAY SHORTS. Of course since I'm always on the lookout - I checked it out and found myself 100% agreeing with cjohnston's gut. SEQUENCE was directed by Carles Torrens and boy is it something special. "What would you do if you woke up one day, and realized the entire world had dreamed about you the night before?"

Sequence from Carles Torrens on Vimeo.


TRT: 9:08

Next up is a fun film from Rafael De Jeon Jr. "It's girls night for three friends who take pride and amusement in leading guys on. However, their latest victims decide to hit back with a tease of their own: a scare that gets out of control." If you have fun with the film, then head over to the film's Facebook Page for more info!

TEASERS (short film) from Rafael De Leon Jr. on Vimeo.


TRT: 8:08

Mike Hurst has our next film, a zero budget horror film that has a freaky bite!

STATIC from michael hurst on Vimeo.


TRT: 6:16

Bam! Next up is a sweet "drama of a sci-fi" from SATURDAY SHORTS alumna Patrick Rea!

I Do from Patrick Rea on Vimeo.


TRT: 17:35

To take us home we've got a sci-fi comedy from Johnny Bones. "POINT OF INTEREST is a classic "Bromance" that tells the story of how one girl can break up a friendship. Except in our version, that "girl" happens to be an Alien Robot disguised as a GPS, sent down to probe human hosts!" Be sure to check out what else Johnny has going on over on his website!

POINT OF INTEREST from Johnny Bones Productions on Vimeo.

Wham! That's it for this week, ladies and gents. I hope you guys and gals enjoyed a film here today that you would simply not have seen otherwise. At any rate, have a great rest of the week and I'll catch you all next saturday with another handful of fun films. If you're at all interested in the behind the scenes stuff, then feel free to check out my new column MEET THE CREW. If anything, thanks for reading/watching and if you're around SXSW - be sure to say hi!




The Off Season; Why Does My Girlfriend Text So Much?; Landscape; The Magician (1/3/15)

Atropa; Good Conduct; Ulla; Blackouts; Pizza And Bullets (1/10/15)

He Took His Skin Off For Me; Service; Monsters Big And Small; Multiplicity 2: Game of Clones (1/17/15)

Vicki; Strange Thing; Kill The K-Cup; The Grandson; The Dark Walk Backward (1/24/15)

Leonard In Slow Motion; A Good Man Is Hard To Findl The Baker; Certified; Chloe (1/31/15)

Old/New; Alexia; The Beating; Temblor; Royal Blood "Out of the Black" (2/7/15)

Hibernation; Good Morning; Refrigerator; Bar Talk; A Lady & A Robot (2/15/15)

Fish Friend; The Outer Darkness (Part 1); Bus Stop; Don't Look There; Valentine (2/21/15)

The Gold Sparrow; The Brain Hack; Blood Drinker; Meet Your Maker; Al Pacino As Han Solo (2/28/15)

The Pavement; Breathe; The Black Rock Mountain; Plain Clothes; Whispers (3/7/15)

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?



BY THE WAY: If you've had a short featured here, that means that I personally am a fan of your work, so feel free to shoot me any kind of news on new projects/films/whatever. I can't say I'll be able to help or in what capacity, but I'm interested in your work and am always down to see more! (Keep making cool stuff, everyone!)


- Mike McCutchen


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