Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo was a finalist in Tropfest Australia 2013. It’s a rather interesting take on the zombie genre with the short following a bitten father trying to save his infant daughter.
Watch as a robot father tries to coerce his robot toddler down a slide because robot parents having parenting problems too! Yes, as The Daily What says, “it’s the most charming animated short you’ll see all week.”
In this touching and poignant French short film, Le Miroir (The Mirror), directed by Ramon and Pedro, otherwise known as Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère, a boy lives out his entire life in front of a bathroom mirror, with each new shot telling a new piece of his life story.
It felt reminiscent of watching the end of HBO’s Six Feet Under. [via flavorwire]
There’s no way to watch this video of a gritty, live-action video game short without ruining the surprise. Technically, the people who made the video kind of ruined the “twist” by titling it: “PAC-MAN live action reboot”.
That’s a shame, because for the first couple of minutes, the video is un-nervering.You don’t really know what’s going on until the white dots show up and then it’s a monster movie and Pac-man shows up and he’s covered in fur and, well, you get the idea. The concept of turning Pac-man into a monster movie, where Pac-man is the monster is kind of brilliant.
Marvel’s latest short film, or “one shot” in the parlance of comics, will star Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from The Avengers finale. Bad decisions and repercussions transpire.
Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Titus Welliver (Lost, Deadwood, etc.), making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern day Bonnie and Clyde.
The previous Marvel one shots starred Agent Coulson and clocked in around four minutes in length. This one will be roughly 12-minutes and included on The Avengers’ DVD. Further, Marvel is wrestling with the idea of using these shorts as a way to bridge various movies and introduce new characters — hello Ant Man, Wasp, Black Panther, etc.
I actually if Marvel could use the one shots in that capacity to build excitement and buzz for certain characters and at the same time put them into the Marvel movie universe the potential would be off the charts. Imagine getting a rebooted Daredevil one shot, or a Guardians of the Galaxy one shot, etc. They would essentially be extended trailers for upcoming movies.
“Ruin” is short by Wes Ball from OddBall Animation is a chase sequence set in a post-apocalyptic world all done in CGI. Ball has been working in Hollywood for eight years and describes this as his “passion project”. Ball has been working on “Ruin” off and on for the last two years.
The sound FXs on this one are particularly great. [via HighDefinite]
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