This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Science Fiction, Wild Action, and 3D Fantasy!
Published at: Jan. 23, 2016, 11:48 a.m. CST by Muldoon
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!
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!
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!
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).
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!)