The director of the largest shorts fest muses about the genreJanuary 1st, 2005 | Rusty Nails
Cinema was born as a short form. Most early films were mere seconds long. Throughout the history of celluloid, countless great filmmakers have worked in the short format, and in many cases it is the medium that gives film and video-makers their best shot at creative freedom.
How one man’s life became a movieJanuary 1st, 2005 | Jacob Okada
When I was a teenager, I took a poetry workshop in Brookline, Massachusetts with Barbara Helfgott Hyett, a wonderful teacher and poet.
Ten years ago two witty gents from Colorado, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, made a riotous animated short called The Spirit of Christmas (aka Jesus vs. Santa). The film was originally commissioned by Fox executive Brian Graden as a personal holiday card but was ultimately turned down due to its explicit content.
Short Film FestivalJanuary 1st, 2005 | Ben Chung
Several couples chat casually, surrounded mostly by empty red velvet seats inside Brookline, Massachusettss Coolidge Corner Theatre in early November. Its 7:12 pm, exactly 12 minutes after the lights should have dimmed and about 11 after the projector should have whirred into action.
Kevin Everson turns the ordinary into the extraordinaryJanuary 1st, 2005 | Laila Lalami
In the first few minutes of Kevin Eversons new film Spicebush, the screen splits into two frames, one showing a brick factory employee at work, the other a hostess announcing the winning numbers for the Ohio lottery. The juxtaposition serves as context, but its clear from the rest of the movie that Eversons interest lies in the relentlessness of labor.
Founded in 1996, his company specializes in distributing short filmsJanuary 1st, 2005 | FIONA NG
David Russell is the go-to man for all things short film. In 1996, he started Big Film Shorts, a distributor which specializes in the unsung short form. Eight years later, Russell and his company are getting ready to partner with Canadian short film channel Movieola to launch the first short film cable channel in the United States.