09
Jul, 2013


A mysterious flying man hovers over a city and has unknown intentions in this ambiguous short film. The flying man’s actions spark a panic throughout the city as its citizens wonder whether he is a hero or not.

Official Website
malqueres.com/The-Flying-Man
Facebook
facebook.com/TFMshort

Director/Producer/Editor/Writer
Marcus Alqueres
Twitter: @marcusalqueres

Sound/Score
Roger Lima at whitenoiselab.com

Additional Credits at The Flying Man on Vimeo

10
Apr, 2013

After a couple suffers the loss of their child, the grieving father undergoes a life-changing procedure that permanently numbs him from emotional stress and pain. In TRANSCENDED writer/director Cole Paviour imagines a world where you may choose to  feel absolutely nothing at all and offers a glimpse at the dangerous repercussions of what that means.

Writer/Director
Cole Paviour

Producers
Cole Paviour
Toryn Westcott

Story
Sophie Blackburn
Mathew Lenzi
Cole Paviour
Toryn Westcott

Cast
Olivia played by Sarah Sweeney
Bruce played by Alex Gatehouse
Mt. Transcendence played by Tiago Morelli

Photographer: Toryn Westcott
Sound Rercordist: Tiago Morelli
SFX/Makeup: Steph Bentham
Art Department: Mathew Lenzi
Editor/VFX: Alex Burt
Composer: Steve Nolan

28
Feb, 2013


Gizmodo:

If you have 20 minutes, you should watch Valibation. It’s a short film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (he’s done a Harold and Kumar movie but this is nothing like that) that shows how being addicted to your phone can turn into a disease where the phone actually becomes a part of you. It’s dark, it’s weird and it’s revealing—would we want our phones to be a part of us? That’s not an automatic no, right?

Strauss-Schulson told FirstShowing:

“I’m addicted to my cell phone. I’m on it all the time. Why? Why am I on Instagram all day? Why do I have a reflex to grab my phone the second someone gets up from a table at dinner. Why do I care if someone retweets me… What is that?

I don’t have the answer, but it seemed like an interesting and, hopefully, relatable issue to dive into with this new short.

And it’s true. If your phone isn’t in your hand already, it’s pretty much always within arm’s reach. It’s an addiction and there’s no cure. The short film doesn’t hold any punches and can get pretty gruesome. But as sick and unrealistic as seeing a phone literally become a part of your hand, it feels like the future will eventually make it that way. [Valibation]

24
Dec, 2012


THE FUTURE IS TOMORROW

Psst. Hey you, come a little closer. I want to tell you something about the future. It will either be: A mind-bendingly awesome; utopian landscape where all of Earth’s problems have been resolved and technology and humanity have evolved to create harmony.

Or it might be a fucked-up dystopian nightmare. Where artificial intelligence has surpassed that of it’s creators. Or perhaps humans have ravaged the Earth to such a degree that it has gone into full revolt. Or A scarcity of resources has humans warring over water. It depends on which film you watch or what time of day you might have asked Stanley Kubrick’s opinion.

Eclectic Method has supercut some of our favorite scenes from movies that turn a predictive eye to the future. Blade Runner’s Megacities alongside A.I.’s flooded New York and Idiocracy’s run down shanty towns. Some technology predictions in these films have already proven to be accurate and some are still a ways off – or not! … cameras on every corner, oil shortages, massive cultural uprisings in the middle east, retinal scans, X-Rays, flying cars and hoverboards, hybrid humans, robots, A.I., teleportation and so on. Who really watches Sci-Fi for the plot anyway, you wanna see the goodness condensed.

Rest assured though, in the future, as in the present, there will be both Coke and Pepsi!

eclecticmethod.net
MP3: soundcloud.com/eclecticmethod/thefuture

22
Dec, 2012

This Twilight-Zone-ish short film from director Kevin Margo is as much of a mind-fuck as it is brilliant.

One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.

Websitegroundedfilm.com
Facebookfacebook.com/groundedfilm
Twittertwitter.com/MargoKevin