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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Yoga, Creepy Animation, and Pigeon Spies!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, your pal Muldoon here with this week's fun lineup of interesting short films you might not have seen yet. For the most part, I screen shorts created by AICN readers like you and me, but this week I've snuck in a film that I just caught and really - really had fun with. So if this week's been one gut punch after another with the passing of some genuine icons, well you could probably use some great cinematic escapes. The shorts I've got this week are all over the place... Comedies, visual shake ups, bizarre animation, and some truly "out there" stories. No matter what you're into, my singular hope is that you find yourself enjoying the films below, that's honestly all I can hope for. Something unique about each film grabbed my attention, that's not always something I can put my finger on. I'm just one guy with one opinion and I'm fully aware just because I like something, the rest of you fine folks might not necessarily dig it, but here's hoping! Without further ado, let's get this party started!

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: 16:59

Boom! First film out the gate is just perfect, a slightly dark comedy (as you can probably tell from the title). Director Jeffrey Williams brings us a film that talks about socks beautifully, something I thought I'd never type. Ever. "We've all asked ourselves what would happen if a sudden tragedy changed our lives forever. Most people let those fleeting thoughts slide.  Randy is not most people.  Today, Randy is determined to find an answer. While battling grumpy neighbors, filthy socks, and temperamental washers, he will set out on an epic journey of self-discovery. On a day where weaker men would fold like a cheap suit, Randy perseveres through a Kübler-Ross progression of heartbreak, joy, unexpected success, crooked cops, and a big ass bag of socks." Be sure to check out more of Jeffrey's work over on his Vimeo Page!

What If My Wife Died Yoga Class? from Jeffrey Williams on Vimeo.



TRT: 3:41

So while I'm definitely a fan of The Prodigy, I'm equally a fan of Oliver Jones (having shown a few of his pieces here in the past). I'm just in love with how stylistic this music video is. I don't typically show music videos here (It's not "Saturday Music Videos" afterall, although that's something to think about...), but when something looks this cool - I just can't help but share. "A fox lures a group of hunters to their doom, turning them into the thing they hate the most." If you want to see more from Ollie, then click over to his website. (The guy's a damn prodigy himself!)



TRT: 1:30

James Cunningham has our next short, a slightly depressing comedy about - Jared. James has created an insane amount of cool animations, so if you like what you see wiht JARED. - then be sure to check out his Youtube Page for more! I just want to see this character in a number of different circumstances.


NICOLIFE: Episode 3

TRT: 12:39

Much like how I rarely feature music videos, I don't typically screen web-series either. That said, I've absolutely screened an episode of NICOLIFE before here and don't regret it one bit. I enjoy the character the guy plays as he reminds me of a likeable Michael Pitt. Writer/Directore Robin Nyström is someone to watch. Swing by the show's website and poke around a few other episodes if you have fun with this one!



TRT: 6:14

To wrap us out with a chuckle and a half we've got a rather fun film from Lucas Martell and the gang at Mighty Coconut. "A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase." (As an Austinite, I love that they guy tossed The Driskill in Washington DC!) Check out what else Lucas and Mighty Coconut are up to over at his/their website!


That's it for this week's lineup, folks. I hope you had yourself a great time and hopefully will see you next week with more films! If you're thinking of a short you wish you could make, just take it one step at a time - with your last step being to send it my way! Whatever your passion is, I hope this next week brings you a ton of good stuff.




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)

Hankd & Honey: A Holiday Horror; Black Christmas; Grammy; Pick Ups (1/2/16)

Lilitu; Auld Lang Syne; Chronoshred; Ash Vs. Lobo Vs. The DC Undead (1/9/16)

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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