Paid Members Devon Malcolm Posted September 13, 2012 Paid Members Share Posted September 13, 2012 In the last few months I've become really interested in short films. I think it actually started when Mr. Seven (where's he gone?) recommended La Cabina a few months ago on here, and since then I've tried to squeeze in watching short films as much as possible. It always strikes me as something of a thankless medium, because they almost never, these days, get much publicity and almost never make any money. They are quite often made purely as a CV stuffer, so that filmmakers can quickly showcase their talents before hopefully going on to get a feature film debut. But you do get some filmmakers that are genuinely interested in short film as a medium rather than a means to an end. Earlier I watched this fantastic short from a guy called Don Hertzfeldt called Rejected:- It was nominated for an Oscar back in 2001 and it's absolutely superb. He's a fascinating bloke, actually, and there is a great Wikpedia entry about him and his work here:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Hertzfeldt Another one that was really interesting was Earrings, released earlier this year:- http://vimeo.com/46372044 This one has flaws but there is some serious talent on show here. Oh, and for those unlucky enough not to have seen the poor Spanish bloke stuck in a phone box, here's La Cabina:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04cbvdiPyMQ...;feature=relmfu (1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU3TvpTa3dA...;feature=relmfu (2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpx8tOnq-2k...;feature=relmfu (3) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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