This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Grannies, Twisted Tales of Christmas, and Awkward College Kids!
Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with the first SATURDAY SHORTS of 2016. I hope you had a great holiday, whatever it may be, partied like crazy on New Year's Eve, and are ready to check out a few interesting shorts from all over the globe. Each film below was created and submitted by the filmmakers themselves as is usual here on SATURDAY SHORTS. Comedies, horror, and more fill the running time of our small weekly indie film fest here, so whatever your tastes might be, you are sure to find something original that you would not have seen otherwise. So let's jump right on into this cinematic jacuzzi of awesomeness!
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:
HANK & HONEY: A HOLIDAY HORROR
Kicking the gates open with the first short of 2016 here is a cute Christmas tale... of terror! Director Rob Neilson casts a dark shadow over the cheerful holiday with this dark comedy. It's slick and has a nice design to it where the home feels right out of a sweet nostalgic spot we all might share, not too art directed, but provides enough colors and layers to make it special. Check out Rob's website for more of his fun films!
Hank & Honey: A Holiday Horror from Savage Henry Films on Vimeo.
Straight from Finland we have a film from Juuso Räsänen that brings warm thoughts of John Hughes to mind. It's charming and pulls you into the shoes of a man out of his element, but determined to make the best of it. It's got humor and leaves you feeling satisfied. Check out more from Juuso on his Vimeo page where he has a few other films available.
Black Christmas - festival edit from Writer's Block on Vimeo.
Jill Gevargizian is back with another reminder to always be on your gaurd when dealing with the elderly. You might remember Gevargizian from her CALL GIRL short which featured THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE's Laurence R. Harvey a few weeks back. "When a little girl wakes up from an overnight at her grandma's house, she discovers there may be more to Grammy than meets the eye." For more horror fun from Gevargizian, be sure to head over to her website and see what else she's up to!
Grammy from Jill VI Gevargizian on Vimeo.
Luther Bhogal-Jones has our next short, a black and white dramatic comedy. "The film follows Joseph Francis Little as he gives up his old life to pursue the girl of his dreams...but it's possible he's misunderstood something..." It's perfectly awkward and put a smile on my face, so hopefully it will do the same for you. Check out Luther's Faster Production's Vimeo Page to see more of his wild work.
Pick Ups from Faster Productions on Vimeo.
BOOM! Okay folks, so that's it for this week. I hope to see you ladies and gents next week. Hopefully 2016 will bring more short films my way, more quality flicks to share with you all each week. Remember, if you've got an idea for a cool short - just go out and make it! Have a great week and be safe out there.
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)
Bobby & The Samurai; The Pale Moonlight; Sector Zero 4; Singularity; Valentine Surprise (10/10/15)
Mineral; The Challenger; One Behind; Charile; Frank & Zed Official Trailer (10/17/15)
Time After Time; &U&I - The Artist; Future Loins; Hippo Funk; Jurassic Job Hunt (10/24/15)
Death Master's House; Monsters; Time To Eat; The Thing In The Apartment; Over My Dead Body; Occupy Elm Street; Don't Wake Daddy; House Inherited; It's Only A Movie (intro) (10/31/15)
Therefore I Am; The Dead Man's Face Was My Own; Pillow Fright; Catch 'Em All! Kill 'Em All!; Exode; The Last Abduction (trailer) (11/7/15)
Migration; Broadhurst | Little Lovers; The Horrible Adventures of Dracula and Madre Ganso; Adrifting; Messiah (11/14/15)
Invaders; Singularity; Whispers; The Present; The Ramens (11/28/15)
Uncanny Valley; Black Christmas; The Hobbit: Kingdom of Middle Earth - Dance Battle; Bighead Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1; Dolphinman vs. Turkeyman (12/5/15)
Spearhunter; If Star Wars Was Your Ex-Girlfriend; Birthday; Space Vote; Party Animal; A Very Troma Christmas: Vol. 1 (12/12/15)
Tin & Tina; The Empire Falls; Deathly Presents; Lone; Call Girl (12/19/15)
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 "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