Vimeo continues to step into the world of the original series with a new standalone miniseries called “555”. John Early and Kate Berlant have been making comedy together for years and will continue to collaborate for this anthology series consisting of essentially 5 short films. We meet Early and Berlant as the two embark on a quest for stardom in Hollywood. Executive produced by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and directed by three-time Vimeo Staff Picked filmmaker, Andrew DeYoung, “555” promises to be comedy gold! Pre-order the series today for $3.99 and mark your calendars for its exclusive debut on Vimeo on January 31st! In the meantime, check out the trailer below! 

Must See Flick: “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night ”

Spirit Award Nominated for "Best First Feature," Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night has a lot of strange things going for it. Set in the Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town's most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red. Cue this up for an unusual date night.

Spirit Award Nominated, Must See Flick: “Birdman”

Birdman, recently picking up a Spirit Awards nom for best picture, is a complex tale of a dried-up actor hoping to reinvent himself amidst bouts with psychosomatic escapades. A killer drum score and spot-on supporting performances by a veteran cast, round out Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film, making us think Birdman could be the film to beat during the award show circuit.

A must watch Sundance flick by director Damien Chazelle tells the story of Andrew Neyman, an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Whiplash isn't the straight-up, feel-good, inspirational jazz film that the adverts might have you believe - it's a jolting thriller and bruising character drama, built around a core of pure white heat. It's not just the performances that make Whiplash - it excels technically too, rat-a-tat-tatting along on a snappy current of snare fills and cymbal crashes. Writer/director Damien Chazelle builds jazz music and drumming into the language of the film, and even in its most heart-palpitatingly intense moments your toes remain tapping to the vibrant musical compositions that the film centres around. At once precise and controlled, but also bursting with energy, the riveting climax will have you struggling to remain in your seat and leave you both a nervous wreck and an awestruck punter. Read More

A must see film for ALL travelers: "Gringo Trails"

The more humans that travel our Earth, the more important it is to comprehend the impact of those travels. Humans all are searching for something when we travel; being honest about what exactly we want from our expeditions is almost as important about informing ourselves about the places we visit. Gringo Trails offers us multiple points of view on the important effects of global tourism in a very personal manner. This film from our new friends Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella, combines elegant cinematography with poignant storytelling to reveal a story that the audience has the power to help write (and right) in the future. To request an educational screening or purchase the film, go to Icarus Films. Visit the Gringo Trails website and Gringo Trails Facebook Page.

Just released this week on Vimeo, A Song Still Inside is a character driven drama that draws you in while quietly provoking suspense. The film is a gutsy emotional dissection of love submerged in our changing gender roles. It is wonderfully shot and acted...much congrats from IndieStreet to this successful directorial debut film from Gregory Collins. (starring Rodrigo Lopresti, Susan Highsmith, and Jayce Bartok) Purchase the film on Vimeo on Demand by clicking here: