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This Week's SATURDAY SHORTS: Assassins, Sci-Fi Romance, and Alien Monsters!

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of short films from across the globe. Hopefully your weekend is off to a great start, and what better way to decompress from the week with a handful of films that take you to distant dimensions, alien worlds, and more - all in the comfort of your home? This week we have four films that I find fascinating and think you all will enjoy as well. Whatever you're into, I simply hope you're able to see a fun film below that you might not have seen otherwise. Perhaps you've got an idea for a film of your own, a story you're just dying to tell, but don't know how you'll go about creating it. If so, just remember the filmmakers below, as well as every other short film that's played on SATURDAY SHORTS, started with that same passion, that same desire to create something. Given I've been lucky enough to screen shorts each week here for roughly four and a half years, there's no shortage of creatives out there - and in our very own AICN audience. Remember to full screen each short, crank up the volume, and enjoy the ride.

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: 4:43

Next up we've got a science fiction romance film from Lawrence Parmenter. "She’s just met the love of her life… according to an Algorithm. But as she wakes up in the cold light of day she starts to wonder: If you don’t know how to feel – can a computer really do the feeling for you?" The film explores a few concepts, like the idea of websites intended to help people "find love" and how you can't always depend on math to find a soulmate. If you like what you see and want to see more from Lawrence, then check him out on Vimeo or follow him on Twitter (@larrywrites)!

BLINKING LIGHTS - Directed by Lawrence Parmenter from Lawrence Parmenter on Vimeo.



TRT: 10:25

In the mood for a larger than life trip on a space station with blood thirsty alien creatures on the loose? Cool, because that's what we've got from Jerónimo Rocha. "Trapped inside the Space Freighter/Refinery DÉDALO, SIENA tries to survive an infestation of DIABOLIC CREATURES." Be sure to do yourself the solid of seeing how Rocha created the film with its great behind the scenes video, or its Facebook page. (Thanks Chris!)

DÉDALO from Jerónimo Rocha on Vimeo.



TRT: 3:14

Directors Michael Trikosko and Andrew Wilson have our next film, an incredible animation they created at Ringling College of Art and Design. It's a sweet film that's visually stunning, so I hope to see much, much more from the two in the future. "A lonely chameleon struggles to stay visible while seeking the attention of his crush." Check out the film's Facebook Page for more information!

Invisible from Invisible Film on Vimeo.



TRT: 5:38

Dave Macomber has our last film of the week with IDENTITY CRISIS. "An assassin meets his match." Given Macomber's history in stuntwork, here we have five minutes of spins, punches, flips, and more. While the film is more of a show piece for action, I find it enjoyable and think you will as well as while there's not much of a plot, there's a healthy amount of humor injected into this crazy fight. You might remember a STAR WARS fan film Macomber co-directed years ago, DUALITY and if you've not yet - then make it a priority - it's great. Check out Dave's Youtube Channel for more action!


Boom! There we have it, folks - a short lineup of fun films from all over. I hope you caught something today that lingers with you until next weekend! In the mean time, feel free to check out past SATURDAY SHORTS:





Hank & 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)

Believe; The Dragon's Blade; Native Immigration; The Problem With Friends (1/23/16)

Harbinger; Hyperthermia; The Chickening; Head (1/30/16)

Erebus; Boldly Gone; Cupcakes; City In Crisis; Vandalaze "Great Big Things" (2/6/16)

Blurry; American Virgin; Azarkant; The Homing Bird; Sex, Lies, And Terminators (2/13/16)

Connected; Terry And Brenda; Fuck Buddies; Audrey; BigHead Walking Dead Parody (2/20/16)

The Champ; Shotgun; Big Guy: One Week; Space Missionaries - Holy Sh*t; Moving Day; The Lord of Catan trailer (2/27/16)

Absence; The Adept; MAT ZO - "Sinful;" Dreamco; Hoot (3/12/16)

Pop Music; Tumble Dry Low; Rooms; Promise; Darth Maul: Apprentice (3/19/16)

Status Update; Kafka's Little Fable; Ghoster; I Got Your Nose; Creature Feature (4/2/16)

Oh, Possum!; Geeks, Girls, Guns, And Ghouls; Intricate Vengeance; Send In The Clowns; Pregnancy Test (4/9/16)

Steve; The Good Survivor; Field of Screams; Mirrored; Jack Edwards - "Falling In Love" (4/16/16)

Rest Stop; The Technician; Romp; Who's There?; If Joke & Harley Quinn Were A Normal Couple (4/23/16)

Trial; Star Struck; Color TV, No Vacancy; Notifications On; One Sunny Day (5/14/16)

You Are Not Alone; Giraffe Soup; Brother; Bury Tomorrow - "Last Light"; Rain (5/21/16)

The Group; The Trap; The Echo of Small Things; Alison Blaire - "The Sight of Sound"; James (5/28/16)

Monster Island; An Entanglement; 2016: A Space Oddity; The Smiling Man; The Reunion; Bright Eyes; The Mission (6/4/16)

It's Okay; The Birch; Up On The Roof; 100 Bullets: Dead Ghosts Part 1; Eliza; Low Hanging Fruit Ep 7 (6/18/16)

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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