Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here on this lovely Saturday with a handful of interesting films to share, films that were all created by AICN readers. Each week I have no clue what films are going to hit my inbox, so each week I'm just as curious as the next guy with what types of films will pop up here. One thing's for sure, that there's an insane pool of talent that cruise around this site's waters. I wasn't here in the early days of AICN, so while I've heard stories of movie stars and Oscar winners popping up here with an exclusive this or that... what's always been exciting to me are hearing from the folks who don't reside in the shadows of the Hollywood hills, the folks who live in Nebraska/Spain/Norway (all over essentially...), the folks who say "I just want to make something cool" then go out and use whatever they have at hand to do it. Folks argue over whether cheaper technology will generate better movies and I've never understood that. My simple opinion is the good stuff will rise and the more folks out there who are allowed access to the tools they need to transfer their imaginations onto screens the better. At any rate, let's jump on in to this week's selection of shorts!
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:
Boom! To kick us off right we have a phenomenal from Richard Addlesee. "A young girl vs the end of the world. With a baseball bat." Be sure to check out Richard's Vimeo Page for many, many incredible shorts from the man!
Believe from Richard Addlesee on Vimeo.
THE DRAGON'S BLADE
Ready for some incredible martial arts? Good, because that's what Paul Nicoletos has in store for us with his wild short, one filled with kickass music and strong thwacks, smacks, and whacks! If you like what you see here, then fly over to the man's Vimeo Page and check out his other incredibly entertaining shorts!
The Dragons Blade from PAUL HATZINICOLETOS on Vimeo.
Next up is a film from a SATURDAY SHORTS vet, Eric Romero. You might remember his film, THE ARSEHOLE GENE, on here back in 2013. He's back with a fun mockumentary, this time around focusing on taking a look at ones own history... "A mockumentary about a new shocking phenomenon named by the experts as 'Native Immigration'. We will put a face to people like Manuel, Olamilekan and Chen Lee, whose life took a 180 degree turn when they discovered that... they are immigrants." Check out the Eric's December Works Vimeo Page to see more from the talented guy!
Native Immigration - Eric Romero (2016) from December Works on Vimeo.
THE SIMPLE CARNIVAL - "THE PROBLEM WITH FRIENDS"
The Simple Carnival's Jeff Boller is back with another 3D music video. For those out there with the red/cyan glasses, you're in luck! Or if you have a 3D TV, check out this link.) Jeff wrote the song, played all the instruments (minus drums and background vocals) and created this music video from scratch. It took him roughly a year and a half to complete. Congrats, Jeff! Check out The Simple Carnival's website to see more music videos and get a little more info on the band!
Bam! That's it for this week, ladies and gents. If you're sitting on a short of your own that you think would play well here - then shoot it over! I'll see you all a week from now with another handful of films created and submitted by AICN readers. Until then, go out and have an incredible week (doing whatever it is that makes you happy).
SATURDAY SHORTS 2012
SATURDAY SHORTS 2013
SATURDAY SHORTS 2014
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)
What If My Wife Died In Yoga Class; The Prodigy "Nasty"; Jared.; Nicolife Ep. 3; Pigeon Impossible (1/16/16)
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 "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