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  • 'Can We Talk' by Jim Owen

    Filmmaker Jim Owen's 2010 short film is a hilariously deadpan and, ultimately, bittersweet. It finds a patronizing boyfriend, Vince, attempting to break up and score a blowjob from his newly-heartbroken girlfriend.

  • 'Chonto' by Carson Mell

    Bobby Bird is a tattooed, drug-addled songwriter who idolizes himself more than everyone and everything, except for his pet monkey, Chonto. He is a menace. A lover. A genius. A failure. Bobby Bird is “the Devil In Denim.”

  • An Interview with Writer and Director Carson Mell

    Created from the mind of writer/animator/director Carson Mell, Chonto is the animated tale of Bobby Bird's greatest failings and also, possibly, his greatest accomplishments.

  • 'Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke' by Mirrah Foulkes

    Attempting to navigate a world filled with cats and dead-end ideas, a frumpy woman named Dumpy is shocked into action when a handsome stranger crashes into her warehouse.

  • An Interview with Director and Actress Mirrah Foulkes

    Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke is Mirrah Foulkes' first short film. It won some awards at Aspen Shortsfest, Sydney Film Fest, and Flickerfest.

  • An Interview with Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman About 'Eat!'

    Here's a little behind-the-scenes interview about how Eat! came to be with director Janicza Bravo and actor Brett Gelman.

  • 'Eat!' by Janicza Bravo

    After getting locked out of her apartment, a young woman finds herself in the company of a strange and lonely neighbor. Eat! is a short film directed by Janicza Bravo and starring Brett Gelman and Katherine Waterston.

  • 'The Lark' by Gil Kenan

    It’s a simple story: man meets woman, woman falls in love (?), they get married, man takes advantage, woman puts up with it, man goes too far, and woman finally snaps.

  • Director Gil Kenan Talks About His Short Film, 'The Lark'

    At the only screening of Gil’s 2004 UCLA Senior Thesis film The Lark, a young agent spotted the short and sent it to his boss, which soon found its way into the lap of Robert Zemeckis. He loved the film and showed it to his producing partner Steven Spielberg.

  • Director Riley Stearns Talks About His Short Film, 'The Cub'

    Riley Stearns was born in Austin, Texas. He used to write for Tower Prep on Cartoon Network and has made a couple other great and peculiar shorts starring his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead called Magnificat and Casque. We recently sat down and had a chat about…

  • 'The Cub' by Riley Stearns

    Filmmaker Riley Stearns traveled deep into the woods to find his story. The Cub is the story of a five-year-old girl who's turned over by her middle-class parents to a pack of wolves to learn “strength, self-reliance, and cunning behavior." The girl is timid at first, clut…

  • 'Death to the Tinman' by Ray Tintori

    A series of unfortunate events leads to Bill getting tin replacements for his arms, legs, and eventually the rest of his body, but he still has a human heart. Bill's new appearance scares away his love, Jane, who falls for his reincarnated heartless body. Will the rebuilt tinman

  • 'I Love Sarah Jane' by Spencer Susser

    Ah, young love. The air seems clearer. The sun seems brighter. There's a spring in the step. Too bad about the zombie apocalypse.

  • 'The Ellington Kid' by Dan Sully

    In a typical South London kebab shop Nathan tells Beefy a story. It's a story he's heard about the Ellington kid, who got stabbed and found refuge in the very kebab shop they are sitting in.

  • 'Spider' by Nash Edgerton

    I think everyone can relate to Jack, who's always running headfirst into things and not thinking them through. You can see the climax in 'Spider' coming a mile away, but when it comes, you realize objects far away are a lot bigger and more fucked than they appear.

  • 'Bear' by Nash Edgerton

    Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. But sometimes plans go horrifically wrong.

  • Series Trailer

    We created this new Shorts series to release some of our favorite short films, including work by Nash Edgerton ('Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Matrix'), Spencer Susser ('Hesher'), Ray Tintori (MGMT, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'), and more. The first one airs Friday, February 1.

  • Director Gil Kenan Talks About His Short Film, 'The Lark'

    At the only screening of Gil’s 2004 UCLA Senior Thesis film The Lark, a young agent spotted the short and sent it to his boss, which soon found its way into the lap of Robert Zemeckis. He loved the film and showed it to his producing partner Steven Spielberg.

  • 'The Lark' by Gil Kenan

    It’s a simple story: man meets woman, woman falls in love (?), they get married, man takes advantage, woman puts up with it, man goes too far, and woman finally snaps.