SHORTS UNDER 10

2016 was quite the year - one full of turmoil and disappointments. Sadly, 2017 has basically been exactly like last year except x1000000 in craziness. We have to do what we can to find any glimmer of hope possible. This is exactly what filmmaker Sean Wang’s sparkling indie gem “3,000 Miles” offers - a filmic glitter of touching beauty and hope. At only 5 mins, this sweet doc chronicles, via a visual montage of snippets of a city in motion and voicemail audio, Wang’s year living and working abroad in New York City. The story is told through voicemail messages left by his mother, from July 2016 to just recently, checking in on him over the course of a turbulent 12-month period in modern American history. Scenes of the city, reminders of the Trump administration, the feeling of simultaneous opportunity and oppression of being in a foreign country all emotionally seep through a beautiful concoction of words and images. Please take 5 minutes out of your day to experience this moving portrait of time, history, place and family…and hey, why not give your loved ones a ring afterwards! 

Short film: Keith Reynolds can't make it tonight

A coy animated short film about working life & self-reflection from Felix Massie ...The monotonic narrator coupled with the simplistic animated plot twists make the film a true original. Check out more from Felix Massie on his vimeo channel.

One of the Last (Uno degli Ultimi)

This spectacular short film from Paul Zinder was was introduced to IndieStreet by John Columbus, Artistic director of the Black Maria Film Festival.  IndieStreet Quick Review "If more people were like Mauro, and more filmmakers had the character insight to film those people, the world would be a better place. Slightly over ten minutes, but it's an IndieStreet favorite, so stop whining and watch it"

 

Is "Gravity" even better in Robot form?

Watch and you be the judge...This 8 min short film "Robbie" gives us one more layer of perspective than the hit Alfonso Cuarón box office smash by charting the reflections of an aging robot drifting alone through space. Neil Harvey constructed the film completely from archival NASA footage, showing you don't need an expensive camera to tell an intriguing story. Simple & Innovative techniques in storytelling (like this) are what we love to promote at Indie Street Films. Creds.

If falling from "43,000 feet", what would you think about?

When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground. Director Campbell Hooper brings us some candid and stylistically filmed advice in this Indie short which we discovered via "Short of the Week". who always come correct with some great curation to the world of short film!

Exit Log - Short film from "The Imagination Series"

This is more of a commercial short series than it is independent, but the concept behind the series is what really raises eyebrows. Academy Award Winning Writer Geoffrey Fletcher wrote an outline script in which 5 writer/directors adapted into their own short films (Exit Log is from Chris Cornwell). In their own unique way, each film proves there is no easy way to escape your own fears, they must be faced in order to free yourself. Great job from Bombay Sapphire on putting the series together. Gin and the arts just go hand and hand don't they?

Head over Heels (Short Film)

This is a short film with huge heart.  Nominated for an Oscar in 2012, we are happy this stop animation film, written & directed by Timothy Reckart, has gained some notice from both IndieStreet and mainstream alike.  Enjoy.

Short Film: "My favorite Picture of You"

We all must get older, and more times than not, the best memories we have were not when we were the most comfortable. The times of struggle bring about the most cherished human connections. Directed by Oscar winners TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay, this film is a beautiful tribute to TJ's grandparents and their love. Hard to not shed a tear during this short film of old photographs.

Funniest short film at SunDance '14

The Funnel, a short film from Andre Hyland, is universally funny because we all know someone who is like this guy, or of course we are "that guy". An instant short film classic, we look to see more from Andre! Follow his youtube channel here

Q: Why are billions wasted each year on legal counsel?

Answer: This short film, "Verbatim: What is a Photocopier" will give a comedic glimpse at the answer. Most of the hard earned dollars are spent paying lawyers to argue, (or have their clients argue) minuscule language interpretations and nonsensical semantic differences. This short film uses the verbatim transcript from a deposition of a Ohio State employee, and it is hilarious. This ridiculous and witty word for word dialogue gives us a glimpse at the sad state of the legal system: Ten minutes of 4 professional peoples lives are wasted on dancing around the definition of a photocopier, and now, thanks to Director Brett Weiner, ten more minutes will be wasted by you laughing at the situation! It's a vicious cycle.