Posts Tagged ‘Samantha Cangelosi’

The Norton Project

Posted by    |    December 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 am

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, so the adage goes. Or maybe one man’s trash is his own treasure.

In the short film The Norton Project, two brothers drive to Vermont after stealing their father’s 1969 Norton Commando motorcycle for restoration without their dad even realizing it was missing.

Boxes of motorcycle parts line their father’s basement shelves, yet for four months, he had no clue that all of it was missing. Watch how these brothers pull off a wonderful Christmas surprise, thanks to a lot of helpful “elves” and a clueless mother.

Now I feel lame for giving my dad a shirt for Christmas.


Posted by    |    December 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 am


What do you get when you stick a taxicab, a pretty woman, and a gorgeous Frenchman together? I’d say a pretty adorable short film.

In this comical silent short film, a woman riding in the back of a taxi catches the eye of a French motorcyclist. By moped, bicycle, and foot, he manages to keep up with the cab despite all the interferences (hence title).

If you ask me, that’s a ton of effort for someone to exude just to say hello, but I guess if you feel the spark, it’s worth the trouble. So here is what this film has taught me:

  • While in cars, make eye contact with a fellow motorist.
  • If a guy works hard to get your attention, he deserves a chance.
  • Go to Paris. Now.

Confessions of an Online Dater

Posted by    |    November 26th, 2011 at 6:00 am

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Despite what your adorable Southern mother might say about there being “plenty of fish in the sea,” we all know that the here in Dallas the dating “sea” is more like a lake.

Online dating seems to be the way to go for many singles, and Lucy* is no exception.

The petite 28-year-old dental student created her first online profile in 2009. After three years of using sites like and eHarmony, this bubbly blonde has met her fair share of guys.

I was curious to know, as I’m sure most of you are, about the online dating world. So, I asked Lucy to share with me some helpful hints and funny experiences she had during her online dating experience. (more…)


Posted by    |    November 24th, 2011 at 6:00 am

These tentacle-like objects emerged from a bubbly surface and I immediately thought space! It’s in outerspace! Maybe that wasn’t the reaction you had at first, but yet a valid guess on my part I feel. Then I realize, it wasn’t some alien creature’s arms I had just seen, but a girl submerging herself in water.

Surface is a compilation of  shots of two people immersing their head in a 1 by 2- feet fish tank. If nothing else, this will make you want to plunge your face into a body of water.

You get rather dizzy trying to figure out which direction the camera is angled during some of the shots. I found myself turning my head side to side trying to distinguish down from up.

Regardless of the amount of odd stares you get due to your head-turning antics, it’s an artistic piece worth watching.

You Are Mine

Posted by    |    November 11th, 2011 at 6:00 am

First, I thought I was watching an Abercrombie & Fitch commercial with their trademark All-American woman standing around in a jean jacket.

Then I realized it wasn’t.

You Are Mine has no words, no actions, just a woman and the sun. It’s a piece that leaves me feeling rather nostalgic after viewing, wondering and day-dreaming about things out of my reach, moments I have yet to experience.

“I am my lover’s and he is mine” appears at the end of the film.

I am my friend’s and she is mine. I am my mother’s and she is mine. I am my sister’s and she is mine. Fill in the blank: “I am my _______ and _______ is mine”.

Notte Sento: I Feel the Night

Posted by    |    November 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 am

If this isn’t the modern-day version of Roman Holiday (minus the prince and princess) I don’t know what is. Notte Sento sums up the wonder and romance of Italy in just less than 7 minutes which, if you’ve been before, you know is hard to do.

After a young woman’s train is cancelled to Milan, she wanders outside the train station to wait for the next train.

With one, what I should call, fortunate misstep, she meets a young, handsome Italian man who whisks her away on the back of his Moped (naturally) for a night of fun and freedom in the Eternal City, a.k.a Rome. (more…)

The World Is a Wonderful Place

Posted by    |    November 1st, 2011 at 6:00 am

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle -bustle of our daily lives. I know that I stress out whenever I have way too much going on and totally disregard the more important things in my life. With calendars booked with work and school assignments and trying to balance all types of relationships I have with others, it’s hard to find time for just for a little piece and quiet.

With beautifully captured scenes, this reflection piece by Paper Fortress offers a quick reminder of the opportunities in life that we sometimes take for granted.

Explore a new place, treasure your friendships, and fall in love. These are all general actions that each person can interpret however they must. This video helps us realize that to make life worth it, however, they must be done. Because without these simple moments in life, is one truly living?

Ten Years From Now

Posted by    |    October 27th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Ten Years from now I will be able to order an alcoholic drink at a restaurant, Dad! How will that make you feel?” I remember saying to my dad many times when I was 10 years old. “It’ll make me feel old,” was his reply.

“Ten years from now I’ll be about to graduate college, I’ll be ready to start my own job, I’ll be older and wiser. Ten years from now I’ll be the perfect age.” Still my 10-year-old self speaking.

Well, It’s been ten years and here I am asking myself the very same question again, “Where will I be ten years from now?” (more…)

An Ad Worth Seeing

Posted by    |    October 20th, 2011 at 6:00 am

How many times have you said to yourself, There’s no way I can do this.”

Now, how many times has someone actually told you that you can’t do something. Unfortunately, many people hear this more than they should.

It’s one thing not to have faith in yourself, but it’s another thing completely when others around you don’t offer any support.

Not trying to sound super cliche, but everyone has a gift unique only to them. Many of us lack the confidence to show it because we fear others’ reactions towards it. (more…)

A Thousand Words by Ted Chung

Posted by    |    October 13th, 2011 at 6:00 am

A picture is worth a thousand words. Cliché but true in many cases.

In A Thousand Words, a short film by Ted Chung, a few photographs on it was all it took for the main character to realize that this wasn’t just some ordinary person he locked eyes with on a train.

This is a story about catching a strangers eye and instantly knowing something is different about them. Have you ever briefly met someone and thought to yourself, I wonder if something would have ever happened between us? You realize something special about him or her that you just can’t explain. Most of us just let it go and continue on with our thoughts.

The character in this short film, however, took the initiative to find the girl on the subway. They both noticed each other, but neither said a word during the ride. Luckily for the man, she left her camera when she got off at her stop, allowing him to browse through her photos. (more…)