The Junky’s Christmas - William S. Burroughs, F.F. Coppola - 1993 short film
As we wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel next summer, here is a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson called Castello Cavalcanti, starring Jason Schwartzman as an Italian-American racer in 1955 Italy after he crashes his car in a small town. Enjoy!
Swimmer (2012 short film, dir. Lynne Ramsay)
We Need To Talk About Kevin-director Lynne Ramsay’s BAFTA-winning, beautifully shot, black and white short film presents a swimmer’s purgative tour de force. It starts out in an aesthetic that one of the best Animal Collective songs put in the medium of film might look and sound like, then somehow turns into a kind of dreamy Inception action sequence bit (maybe fitting, as the whole short feels like an intense dream), so that the swimmer may reach catharsis by the end. Entrancing, gorgeous, whimsical yet with a dark edge to it.
New commercial for Prada Candy L’Eau by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (all three episodes). Also check out the Behind the Scenes video.
Our friend Todd Strauss-Schulson directed this awesome short film. He’s worked with us before on several Hardly Working episodes [Die Hardly Working: The CH Action Movie] AND directed Harold and Kumar 3 with Amir. This is his latest project and it looks awesome. Full bio.
Just read about this and watched it on FirstShowing. Very cool, dark, stylish and Cronenbergian short film. Definitely worth watching.
ADAM AND DOG
A film by Minkyu Lee
One of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 2013, and definitely my personal favourite (see all five nominated short films here).
"Watching director Minkyu Lee’s painterly vision of the dawn of man and first bond forged with man’s best friends puts you in a musing museum state of mind. Lee captures the unfettered joy of discovery and how that feeling changes and expands when you’re no longer alone."
— Betsey Sharkey, LA Times
Shooting stop-motion straight down on the ground is such a great way to animate. Aardman Studio’s recently released Gulp, a sponsored short that was filmed on “the world’s largest stop-motion animation set.”
Sorry I’m Late, by Tomas Mankovsky in 2009 (above), is another fun (and more home-grown/tangible) endeavor. Shot in an auditorium in London — with a lot of tests, and trial and error — you can see just how they put it all together here: sorry-im-late.com.
The poster for the new Pixar short, ‘La Luna’
Simple and beautiful imagery as always. I love Pixar short films. (Actually I’m more excited about this short than about Cars 2, as Cars is the only Pixar movie I didn’t really like.)
Also—have you noticed the white of the boy’s eyes forming two little moons? [fyi: la luna (spanish): the moon]