This will be the last post on short films from me, mainly because these films are all around 5-8 minutes long and after the peer evaluation I wanted to use shorter videos but… these short films are just very good. This film is called “Too Shy” and is from young filmmaker Ryan Hutchins. I was shown his work from a friend and I was immediately impressed. My mind is usually very imaginative and concerned with metaphysical and science fiction topics, especially when I make my own films. When I saw this film at first I thought I’d hate it. I hate dramas and I truly despise stories about love, because I personally that humans tend to complicate love, but that’s another topic. So with that being said it makes this film that much more impressive that it was able to break through my heart made of stone. This short film runs for 8 minutes and has many emotional ups and downs, but the payoff at the end is incredibly authentic and beautiful. I hope you will all take the time to watch this one because I feel like it is the most widely appealing of all the short films I posted. Enjoy!
Posts tagged ‘Independent Film’
This is the second post in my series focusing on great short films. For those of you who missed the last post it was about the animated short Alma. This time around we’re going to depart from the animated form and go with something totally different: a psychological thriller. INSiDE does a great job of getting us into the head of a schizophrenic man with multiple personality disorder. This film truly succeeds by just giving us just a glimpse into his mind and not over bearing the audience with countless scenes that blur reality with fantasy. I think that all the talent involved with the film hit their froles dead on and the open forum of their talking and arguing truly makes us feel the burden of the main character’s condition. Complete with an awesome little twist this is one of my favorite shorts that I’ve seen. INSiDE was directed by Trevor Sands in 2002 and stars the always enigmatic Jeremy Sisto.
This short film is the first project I ever worked on. I always had a concept I wanted to do to personify Death. I originally got the idea of a man in a room who controls the world through technology. When I was assigned to do a project with nonsynchronous sound I thought it would be the perfect way to tell the story in a both cheap and unique way. One of my good friends and former NYIT student Vaughn Sams was nice enough to help me out by taking on the persona of Death and I personally think he did a dead on job… at least for what I personally envisioned. It was a simple shoot and went very smoothly with only one reshoot necessary. I’m very happy with the way it came out and it’s something I’ll always be happy to have to look back on. I know everyone has a dream and I really think anyone can attain it as long as they chase it. This film will always remind me of a time when I accepted that fact. Hope you enjoy it too.