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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Samurai, Dystopian Futures, and Creatures Galore!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of fun films I think you folks will enjoy. My goal each week is to showcase new talents from all over the globe, bringing them into your homes for you to watch at your leisure, something new that Netflix can't give you. With technology getting cheaper and cheaper, it's so incredibly cool to see all the different visions out there, different angles on the same basic stories that are ingrained in us all. The more people who create, the more badass stories we get - I love that. You could totally say "Sure, but then you also get a heaping serving of terrible films!" I look at movies I don't dig as filmmakers in progress, people who've not yet unlocked what they are capable of. So yeah, I eagerly await new films each time I open my email, each time with a hope of finding something special, something unique that I can share with you all. This week I've got an incredible lineup that encompasses the spirit of SATURDAY SHORTS and reminds me why week after week I'm drawn back to sitting at a computer and doing what I can to showcase incredible talent. I'm totally aware that my tastes are slightly unique and each week might not align with what you're into, but if you walk away having enjoyed something you might not have otherwise - then it's all worth it.

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: 6:52

First up we have a film from the ever so talented Tom S. Hammock, Brian Udovich, and Justin Duprie. It's a simple tale that is sure to put a smile on your face. It's short, sweet, and direct - my kind of short, filled with gorgeous images from Cinematographer Tarin Anderson (who's work is also featured in SOUTHBOUND). So without further ado, let's jump on in to a fairytale of a short.

Bobby & The Samurai from Justin Duprie on Vimeo.


TRT: 16:36

Australian Writer-Director Tin Pang has our next film, a film noir science fiction mash up of dystopian fun! "Set in a dystopian future where the world is dying from a crippling disease, a mysterious figure visits an illegal drug den in the hope of sourcing a rumoured cure, but unwittingly gets caught up in a robbery that could threaten his chances of making it back out alive..." If you are curious about the design of the film or want to get a more in depth idea of who all put their skills into creating this film, then by all means head over to the movie's website where you'll find all sorts of good info on the movie.



TRT: 5:17

Special thanks to filmmaker Fernando J. Martínez for sending our next film my way! Director Alfonso Garcia and GeoFilms have our next film, a lovely mash up of "found footage" style stoytelling mixed with a bizarre as hell experience. "Melissa Baquer is driving on the wrong way when she requests to the Computer Emergency Center to route her vehicle via GPS. During the call will suffer an accident."

SECTOR ZERO 4 from Geofilms Entertainment on Vimeo.


TRT: 3:34

Director Marissa Maghavipata has our next film, with slick visual effects by Benni Diez, a fanciful three minute fairytale full of curiosity and beauty. 

Singularity from benni diez on Vimeo.


TRT: 6:03

To wrap us out we have a film from Matt Mercer and Rubric Pictures. It's nicely shot, methodically cut, and ends with a massive thunk! You might have caught Matt before as he primarily acts. Just check out the guy's IMDB page for more info on what he's up to! (Thanks to Lady Leigh for putting this film on my radar!)

VALENTINE SURPRISE from Rubric Pictures on Vimeo.

BAM! THat's it for this week, ladies and gentlemen. I hope you caught a film here that rocked your hyperbolic world! I'm thrilled with this week's selection and want to shoot a giant "thank you" to the filmmakers above. I'm abolsutely on the hunt for more films to screen, so if you've got something - email me at Don't be a stranger. Until next week, feel free to click on any of the links below to visit past columns, each with their own hidden gems.




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)

Sequence; Teasers; Static; I do; Point Of Interest (3/14/15)

Moonwatch; Robert's Circle; Tongues; No more Tomorrows; Slit (3/22/15)

Terminal; Windscreenwiperman; Ringo; Sunglasses; Sundays (3.28.15)

Trunk Troubels; The Last Time I Saw Richard; One Thousand Years; Tourists; Tides Of Change (4/4/15)

Moments; SBCR  | The Grid; If One Plays Music; One In A Million; Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 4 (4/11/15)

Burnt Grass; Manicorn; Dear Friend; L'invitation Au Voyage (4/18/15)

Nightmare on Vape Street; Inspirational Mental Coach; The Date; Charlie & The Nighthawks #9; Cavalier (5/2/15)

Nick of Time; The Security Guards; "Come With Me" from Vyla Vice; Mel; Strings; Sarah Connor Vs. Jason Vorhees (5/16/15)

Bad Guy #2; State Zero; No Help; Attack of the Brainsuckers; Super Mario Taken (5/23/15)

Predator: Dark Ages; Imprints; Back To The Fuhrer; Crime And Punishment (5/30/15)

Frames; Crow Hand; Streamline; Good Treatment; Remains; Scorpion Vs. Jason (6/6/15)

Dollar Night; A Modern Marriage; Hideaway; Jurassic World Trailer Parody (6/13/15)

Waterborne; Gotcher; Bloomers; Savage | Like Michael Jackson; A Killer Of Men (6/21/15)

The White Wolf; What You Can Burn; Pedal; Domestic Protocol; Grady Franey - Safe Word (6/27/15)

Meltdown; Blood From A Stone; The Gate; Memorize; Abe; The Visitant (7/4/15)

Flankers; The Girl With The Fear of Ghosts; Interlude; It's a Treat; A Better Man; Doing Time; Deliver Me From Glory Proof of Concept (7/11/15)

Hugs With Hank; Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition; Lonely Night; The Terms of Service; Green Witness (7/18/15)

The Lamp; Time To Kill; Woodchuck City; A Good Fish; The Untrained (7/25/15)

 Nothing Safer; Dreams Of The Last Butterflies; Gunship - Revel In Your Time; Nicolife: Episode 3 (8/1/15)

I'm You, Dickhead; How To Talk To Strangers; Death And The Robot; Popeye The Pizza Man; Titano (8/8/15)

Night Before The Morning Sun; Exit Strategy; DEADline Dawn; Derby City Rollergirls (8/22/15)

Whistle; Becoming; City In Crisis; Las Cosas Raras (8/29/15)

Grand Zero; Gummi; Dave Ruins Wedding; Andras Ostrom - Massive Sonata; Thoughts (9/5/15)

Blink; Safari Heat; HIPSTA SHIT by Timmy Trumpet & Chardy ft The Bondi Hipsters; For Annabelle; The Closet (9/12/15)

Bookie; Coup Mirage: Destroying The Illusion; Redaction; Wicked Sway; Double Trouble (9/26/15)

Former Things; The Headless Princess; Bovine - "Thank F*ck I Ain't You;" It's Fucking Shit; Where Are They Now: 90s Websites (10/3/15)

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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