Watch: An Experimental Short Film ‘Kiin’ Featuring ‘The Silent Twins’

“She is like me; as palms become fists and back again, we hold each other with more than words.” Focus Features has revealed a short film created as a companion to the new film The Silent Twins. Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, the film was released in limited theaters last weekend after premiering at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It’s based on the true story of two Barbados twin sisters living in the UK, played by Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance, who don’t speak to anyone aside from themselves. This short film is titled simply Kiin and it features a poem by both Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance spoken as voiceover, along with a choreographed intimate dance session and other bits of footage spliced in. It’s a very dynamic, artistic experience that explores the deeper themes and connection between these two – bonds that go deeper than just words or embraces. The short is directed by Fenn O’Meally, …

Watch: Terrific Short Doc ‘Somebody’s Hero’ About a Hero in Maine

“If everyone was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.” This is the story of an unlikely hero, someone that saved another person’s life, and how rare and unlikely that actually is. Somebody’s Hero is a short documentary film made by a creative agency in Maine called P3. It uses archival footage, interviews, and animation recreations to retell the story of how a lonely man from a small town helped save the lives of people in a trailer fire. “A struggling loner from Otis, Maine must contend with his inner demons to make a life and death decision. This is a study of heroism at its most elemental; how and why are some people, against all odds, able to confront the ultimate fear and put their lives at risk for a complete stranger?” A very good question. There’s also some commentary in this about heroism, and how it’s actually not as common as we think. An inspirational true story …

Watch: ‘Pizza Monster’ Comedy Short Film About Pizza & Heartbreak

What happens when heartbreak and pizza collide? If you let the loneliness grow too much, it will become a Pizza Monster! Hungry for nothing but tomatoes and cheese and tasty toppings. Pizza Monster is a dark comedy short film made by Dutch filmmaker Kurt Platvoet. It premiered back in 2018 at the Imagine Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and is now available online to watch. From the tears of his failed relationship and a pile of pizza leftovers, a monster is born giving a once rejected man a new lease on life and a chance at love again. What will be the fate of this monster? The short film stars Benjamin Moen as Leon, and Sallie Harmsen as the Pizza Monster. This has some fun moments in it, but I wish there was more with the Pizza Monster before she begins to lose all of our delicious ingredients. She seems cool! And the poor guy never seems to have …

Watch: Funny ‘Hairy Pouter’ Book Review Short Film Designed by A.I.

“The stone was initially his parents.” Are there any wizards in that Harry Potter book? Find out in this book review of the classic novel. A creative collective agency called Reunion has created this amusing short film featuring images and some animation made by an artificial intelligence engine. These A.I. generators have become popular online recently as you can input almost anything and end up with some extra crazy results, especially when this software creates artwork and mashes up whatever weird images it can find online. This Hairy Pouter short film is based around an audio interview with Lillian, a 98-year-old woman who has only just read the initial Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone book for her first time. She gives her review of it and answers some questions about characters and what’s going on with the plot. Her responses have been input into the A.I. engine resulting in this funky and funny video to watch. Some of the …

First Look Trailer for ‘Tales Of The Jedi’ Animated Star Wars Shorts

“I’ve been warning them about the coming darkness…” Disney revealed the first official trailer for the new animated anthology series of Star Wars shorts called Tales of the Jedi, yet another Dave Filoni project developed by Lucasfilm Animation. Filoni began writing the series while working on The Mandalorian, and revealed the first official details about it in May 2022. This new batch contains six episodes split into two “paths”, one following the character Ahsoka Tano and the other depicting a young Count Dooku before his fall to the dark side. The voice cast includes Liam Neeson back as Qui-Gon, Micheál Richardson, Janina Gavankar, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, and Ashley Eckstein. This is made in the same style as Filoni’s previous series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This comes right after the Japanese animation short film anthology from last year, Star Wars: Visions, which produced some crazy cool concepts. This just looks like a continuation of The Clone Wars, but …

Watch: Adorable Animated Short ‘Kayak’ Brings Us on an Adventure

During hot summer days, one of the best ways to cool off is with a trip out on the water in a canoe or kayak or SUP. And it’s almost always an adventure on the water! Kayak is a gorgeous animated short film created as a 2021 graduation project by students at the Avignon animation school called École des Nouvelles Images (School of New Images). We’ve featured a few other shorts from students who studied at this iconic École, including the comedy Wild Love and the adorable Crush about cable cars. This short is a straight-forward, dialogue free story about a father taking his young son out for a kayaking trip on a river. It reminds me of the Blue Sky shorts about Scrat, playing up all the wacky physical comedy. I am sure everyone who watches this will be freaking out when the baby goes flying around, but it’s all just fun & games and it was all made …

error: Content is protected !!