Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's SATURDAY SHORTS. While I'm sure the bulk of you folks are on a nonstop DAREDEVIL marathon, I'm glad you've stopped by our little screening room here in the heart of AICN to check out some original films from some talented filmmakers. This week is a little light, so if you typically only have time to check out one or two of the shorts - tada! - now you can give them all a watch. We've got some musical shorts, and with the exception of one - they're all pretty feel good. So if you're in the mood to just relax and bust a chuckle here or there, then this week is especially for you. So without further ado, let's get this show on the road!
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:
The first film of the week is a love letter to Disney from Chris Cronin and Andrew Oldbury. "MOMENTS is the story of a young man who always seems to just miss out on those special moments in life. But a chance encounter with a beautiful and mysterious woman promises to change all that forever. With only his determination, a flurry of confetti and an irrepressible love of dance, he sets out to win her heart." This short definitely will add some pep to your step - it's just pure joyful fun.
SBCR | THE GRID
Next up is a short music video that will smack the smile right off your face. It's viciously awesome music video from SATURDAY SHORTS alumnus James Chappell. You might remember his film THE KEEPER from back in September and well he's back with a new narrative music video that is pretty kickass. I'm unfamiliar with SBCR's music, but it feels perfect placed next to Cheppell's images. If you like his work, then fly over to his website.
IF ONE PLAYS MUSIC
Rob Hampton of Splat Pictures has our next film, a lovely light comedy that's sure to tickle your nostaglia bone. "70's kids react to a modern-day gift." It's a bubble gum color palette with references galore, easy on the eyes, and ought to put a smile on your face. Sweet and simple.
ONE IN A MILLION
Here's a fun and quick film from Darren Langlands and Alt Angle Films. It's pretty simple, but hot damn is the main character an interesting fellow. "Terry’s played the lottery for years and never won a thing. Is his luck about to change?"
DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED 4
Chances are, if you've been following SATURDAY SHORTS for a while now - you know I love me some oddities. DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED was one of those shorts so bizarre I just had to share it, though it needs no help with promoting as it's flooded across the net just fine all on its own. Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling are nuts - and I will always want to see what they're up to. So to close out this week, strap on in and experience DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED 4.
Well ladies and gents, that's all we've got for this week's selection. I genuinely hope you folks enjoyed the films and I hope to see you back next Saturday to check out some more. In the mean time, go write a script, grab some friends, and make something awesome. (Then send it my way!)
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 "Mike@aintitcool.com"
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