Posts Tagged ‘short film’

The Camera

Posted by    |    November 10th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Set in an empty beach house, a young girl finds a Polaroid camera that reveals something unexpected.  The Camera successfully uses images, simplicity and a bit of mystery that comes with old places and a Polaroid camera to create a fine short.

Peter Lewis, the film director, wrote this. “The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I’d previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.”

 

Dreamers by Virgin Media Shorts

Posted by    |    January 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

A woman rises from her bed in the middle of the night. As she crosses the city, we see other sleepwalkers congregating to one place and time. There they share a beautiful moment.

Forever’s Not So Long

Posted by    |    November 7th, 2011 at 10:48 am

 

If you found out that your life would be cut short in a matter of hours, what would you do?  How would it affect your relationships? In “Forever’s Not So Long“, a short film by Shawn Morrison and produced by Garrett Murray, a  major meteor is set to collide with earth in a matter of hours.  George, our main character, finds himself dumped, alone, and not sure what’s left to live for…except a serendipitous thing happens.  He meets a girl on the street, and through a short interaction, asks her to spend the rest of her life with him.  In one swift afternoon they go from virtual strangers to comfortable lovers.

The premise of this film is moving; our lives can end abruptly at any moment.  Without this looming disaster, would George have ever met this lovely new lady?  If his girlfriend hadn’t left just moments earlier, he may have died in the arms of a woman who never really loved him.  However, through the desperation to have a bond with someone, George faces the end of the world with his new “girlfriend”, creating a relationship that normally takes months or even years to develop in a few short hours.  The beauty of this film and what it reveals about relationships is how happiness and comfort can be found even during the most dire and depressing of circumstances.  Think of all the reports of couples who fell in love through the horrible reality of what occurred on 9/11. There is never a hopeless situation. Love can be borne from tragedy.  Watch Forever’s Not So Long and be reminded that connection can stem from anything….fleeting as it may be.

 

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…)