Stuff We Found - "Signs". An original take on a classic love story that weaves in the very contemporary theme of "how do we find love in our urban grind." Very sweet & a lesson that love is there if we're willing to believe it. Superb direction by Patrick Hughes that captures both our modern isolation & need for human connection, convincingly portrayed by Nick Russell & the Kestie Morsaai. Kudos also to Dmitri Golovko for a score that seamlessly complements the story's tension & through line.
Today, some animation: "Ruin" From Oddball Animation comes Wes Ball's heart-pounding intro to a larger work that's apparently set up at 20th Century Fox. Fantastic animation & a really fun ride that feels like the a great video game. Would this have been different/better/worse with a live actor? How do you feel about animation that is this life-like? We'd love to hear your thoughts!
Today we introduce "Stuff We Found." SWF is our way of 1) promoting filmmakers, 2) sharing projects we like & 3) stimulating conversation. We're going to start with Nash Edgerton's award-winning 2007 film, "Spider." Everything in this film works well together, not the least of which is Greig Fraser's simple & effective photography. Kudos also to Nash Edgerton & Mirrah Foulkes for their utterly believable & understated performances. Let us know what you think! www.facebook.com/...
Director Carl E. Rinsch has crafted a beautifully finished post-apocaliptic/Sci-Fi short that manages to explore critical subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, the future of robot integration into our daily lives and the the dangerous future of DNA sampling, all in five exhilarating minutes that entertaining us with a very dramatic chase sequence and a bitter sweet/enigmatic story line that leaves you wanting for more. Please let us know what you think!
In this Academy Award-nominated short, Writer/Director Michael Creagh manages to tell a cohesive story, complete with a playful use of motif, homage & suspense that seems to turn dark only to pull the rug out from under you, and also raise several thought-provoking questions: Can one go too far in trying to teach a bully a lesson? Are portrayals of violent acts by kids in movies becoming too common? Is it okay for a storyteller to portray the threat of violence by kids in a cavalier manner?