Actor Mustafa Shakir and Indian actress Deepti Gupta star in Jesse Atlas’ award-winning time sci-fi short, Record/Play, about a malfunctioning cassette tape that captures more than just audio.
Duration: 11 mins
Watch the short below.
Le Ballon Rouge is a lovely, Oscar-winning short film, written and directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse in 1956, about a red balloon with a life of its own that follows a little boy (Pascal Lamorisse) around the streets of Paris, France. There’s hardly any dialogue, but the music fills its void. Enjoy!
Watch Le Ballon Rouge below. [Duration: 34 mins]
Get ready to drop your jaw. Anthony Cerniello, a commercial, music video, and film editor, speeds up the aging process by creating a seamless timelapse of a woman’s entire life, from childhood to old age, in this mind-blowing video entitled “Danielle.” “The idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself,” Cerniello stated. Unbelievable. I’m still scratching my head.
Watch ”Danielle” by Anthony Cerniello below.
Amateur is a short film prequel to the forthcoming feature film titled Manchild by Ryan Koo, an indie filmmaker and founder of the creative website, No Film School. The feature will follow TJ, a 13-year-old high school athlete, through the competitive world of youth basketball, while this short focuses on an encounter between a street agent and a high school basketball player.
Watch the short film entitled Amateur below.
Willie Witte, a documentary filmmaker behind the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, prints out still video frames and uses them to create some mind-blowing transitions in his experimental video entitled “ScreenGrab.” This is pretty trippy. It feels like your eyes are playing tricks on you.
Watch Willie Witte’s “ScreenGrab” video below.
Director Ava DuVernay and cinematographer Bradford Young collaborated with the folks behind Prada’s Miu Miu collection to bring forth a short film titled The Door that honors the “transformative power of feminine bonds and life change.” This short is the fifth installment in Miu Miu Women’s Tale and stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), Adepero Oduye (Pariah) and songstress Goapele. From the stunning cinematography to the beautiful, yet symbolic garments, The Door is a must watch.
Synopsis: Characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves. Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.
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Watch Ava DuVernay’s short film titled The Door below.
Solus is a French animated short film, created by Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue, and Thomas Rodriguez. The visual’s textures, colors, and plot will leave you mesmerized.
Synopsis: Carl is a man in his fifties, who’s trying to lead a normal life in an unusual situation with his friend Eddy. One day, while he’s looking for food, he finds Sam, unconscious. Carl brings him back home. When Sam wakes up, he will question Carl’s way of life. The latter is going to understand his meeting is maybe not due to chance.
Watch the short film titled Solus below.
In the short animated film, “Eyes On the Stars,” The Rauch Brothers pay homage to physicist African American physicist Ronald E. McNair.
On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.
Watch “Eyes On the Stars” below.