Drawcard – Antonio Oreña-Barlin

One of the great things about the short format is that it allows talented directors to dabble in a variety of genres. Case in point: director Antonio Oreña-Barlin. A SotW alum, his previous featured short, Suburbia was an intense single-shot portrayal of an active shooter event—suspenseful and emotionally harrowing.  His latest, Drawcard, is a comedy about a guy who draws a dick on a sympathy card. If that doesn’t’ show directorial range, I don’t know what does.

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You Lose – Jesse Vogelaar

You look, you lose – it’s as simple as that. Jesse Vogelaar’s short explores the absurdly absurd Circle Game, in which ordinary people (henceforth: victims) are duped into looking at the circle some scumbag (henceforth: the offender) makes with his thumb and forefinger.

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Signs – Patrick Hughes

Signs is a short story that shows that the spoken word isn’t always necessary to understand each other. Words on pieces of paper can lead to a romantic encounter too.

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Cargo – Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke

Zombies. They are an intriguing subject for the movie scene. The short shot of the week Cargo (2013) is all about zombies, but it doesn’t really show the usual guts and gore. It’s actually kind of a touching story.

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Drawcard – Antonio Oreña-Barlin

A simple prank on the office completely runs out of pants… hand. I mean hand. Will this misstep cost loveable dolt Ed his job at the sperm… firm? I mean firm. Will this cost him his job at the firm. Sorry.

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Tame Impala’s “The Less I Know The Better” – CANADA

For Tame Impala’s new music video, director collective CANADA puts you right inside the mind of a madly in love sixteen year old basketball player. But wait, it’s much, much weirder than it sounds.

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