Archive for April, 2012

Vicki and Sam by Nuna Rocha

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

This is adapted from by an excellent review by David Masters.  We thought short film and movie goers in Dallas would enjoy this short film and Master’s thoughts on Vicki and Sam.

After Vicky’s eyes meet Sam’s across aisles of DVDs in the video store, it’s only right that they should bump hips and—after a whirlwind romance of riverside walks and cute notes—fall in love. That’s the Hollywood formula. Predictable, functional, and stuffed to bursting with gooey mush, it pulls audience heart strings every time.

But not everything is as simple as first it seems.

Cut to the writers of Vicky and Sam, plotting the story in a sleepy diner. They want to spice it up, stir in some conflict, make things juicy. They’re enjoying playing gods in the lives of their characters. After all, it’s only fiction, right? (more…)

Borrowing From the Past by Eliot Rausch and Phos Pictures

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:59 am

Eliot Rausch is one of our favorite short film makers here  at YouPlusDallas.  Rausch has done a wonderful job of translating feelings, hope and love into motion picture and sound.  The viewer is pulled into the experience  of each and every one of the stories.

” Réflexion ” by Planktoon and Yoshimichi Tamura

Posted by    |    April 21st, 2012 at 8:13 am

Have any of you in Dallas ever experienced this on date night?  You are late for a date and head home to get ready.  In this animated short film, the mirror in her bedroom had different plans for her that evening.  If you think she was a little unfairly treated by her boy friend then you should watch the short all the way through the credits.  He gets something of a mirrored comeuppance as well.   What happens when the inner conflict in you becomes a version of the Evil Queen mirror?

Réflexion” is a short film produced by the group Planktoon in association with Yoshimichi Tamura (animator in Disney on The Princess and the Frog or Tarzan). “Réflexion” is a tribute to Disney films from 60 to 70 years and built around the concept of reflection.

Excerpts taken from