Short Films: 2010

Treevenge

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Written by Jason Eisener, Rob Cotterill; Directed by Jason Eisener; Produced by Rob Cotterill

Treevenge details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isn’t the exciting “peace on earth” that is experienced by most. After being hacked down, and shipped away from their homes, they quickly become strung up, screwed into an upright position for all to see, exposed in a humiliation of garish decorations. But this Christmas will be different, this Christmas the trees have had enough, this Christmas the trees will fight back. Treevenge could be a short film about the end of days for Christmas trees, or perhaps, the end of humanity?

16 min

Trick of Light

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Written by David Page, Jennifer Page; Directed by J.A. Forbes; Produced by Jennifer Page

A young woman is pursued by a shadowy gentleman through a maze of forest paths. But is the pursuit a chase, or a trap?

4 min

Tub

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Written/Directed by Bobby Miller; Produced by Kim Jackson

It’s just your typical short film about a guy who can’t commit to his girlfriend…  Who then jerks off in the shower.  And accidentally impregnates his tub.

12 min

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Whaling and the Inherent Dangers Therein

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Written by Joseph Sliker, Robert The Green; Directed by Joseph Sliker; Produced by Caleb Negassa

In the wake of a string of deadly ‘whale attacks’ a young intern from the League of Whalers sets out with whaling legend Dockweiler and industry star Naples Tinkleton to slay the beast who is responsible.

15 min

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Window Pains

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Written, Directed, Produced by Paul Allen Tillery IV

When a man struggles to fix his computer, the effort sends him down a spiral of frustration and rage. He faces error messages, customer service lines, and the limits of human patience. Ultimately the man must face the truth: in the world of computing technology, nothing works, and nobody cares. When you’re on hold, no one can hear you scream.

5 min

Written By

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Written by Matt Duggan, Trevor Boelter; Directed by Karni Baghdikian; Produced by Stephanie Bell, Mona Nash, Nicole Chamberlin, Trevor Boelter

Hotshot screenwriting duo Stephen Adiano (Matt Duggan) and Brian Harris (Trevor Boelter) might have let success go to their heads. Fired by the studio for failing to hand in a script, they plead for one more chance and lock themselves in a room to finish their draft about a haunted clown doll. In this horrific tragicomedy from the award-winning Annex Film Group, the duo learns how to write a killer story…but this time, it might just be their final deadline.

15 min

Yamasong

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Written/Directed by Sam K. Hale; Produced by Heather Henson

Events are set in motion when a mysterious Trickster hurls a star through outer space. Nani, a patchwork girl, chases the star to discover a world she’s never set foot upon. In her quest she saves the life of Shojun, a tortoise fisherman and warrior. Together they travel through his surreal, fantastic world to the star’s mountain resting place to discover its secrets.

From turbulent coastal waters to frozen mountains and unknown nether spaces, Yamasong takes the viewer on a fantastic journey filled with stunning live-action Japanese-style puppets in a hybrid world of computer-generated and real objects. Set to the music of On Ensemble, an L.A.-based percussion band, the story is an instrumental and visual metaphor for a journey taken with another across a new cultural landscape, and walking away changed from the experience.

Yamasong is an exciting blend of traditional puppet techniques married with new digital technology. From using green screen to After Effects to the Canon 7D camera, the story aims to create a visual world that is neither purely real or imaginary, but somewhere between and evocative as a place all of its own.

9 min

Zombie Team Building

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Written by Nathan Blackwell, Bracken Batson; Directed by: Nathan Blackwell; Produced by Elyse Rukkila

Zombie Team Building is a comedy about the ultimate corporate team building experience … zombie survival!

It’s day seven, the final day of the retreat, and there’s only four survivors remaining. They’ve learned ‘synergy’ … they’ve learned ‘innovation’ … now it’s time to put their teamwork to the test with one final challenge.

10 min

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