I hate writers that write about writing, but this here little supercut of writers with writer’s block is too cute to not pass along. Check ‘er out from some guy named Ben Watts and his buddy Ivan Kander. Good work boys. Now go get a banana nut muffin.
Unmitigated creativity at its best from somebody named Terri Timely:
Beautiful little film from PBS (thanks Kate Mallow for the rec) that shows how great a short, short story can be. They’re calling it a poem, but I think it’s a full story.
Just discovered this animation, Just Delicious.
Animation is sort of a guilty pleasure for me. There’s so much good stuff out there, I could spend hours watching. It’s so much better than Saturday morning ever was . All I can say is I hope these creators keep up the great work. This one is priceless.
Thank you Brian Bear!
Brought to us by Aniboom, an animation facilitation site.
Signs is a sweet, slightly goofy, yet poignant short film. It’s boy wants to meet girl but doesn’t know how. Feels like a dork. Has no clue. Figures it out. Cute story. Done well. Happy ending. This version seems a bit blurry. Probably needs a big screen to be viewed properly. Either that or I need a new prescription for my glasses.
It’s a 2009 Cannes Lion winner. Cannes Lion is a festival for people that do commercial work. Advertising folks.
This Iranian film with English subtitles won the 2012 BAFTA for Best Short Film. Very well put together. Excellent illustration of how a martyrdom may seem pointless, but it never is. There’s always one. And then there’s two, and then there’s…Vive la Revolution!
Written and directed by Babak Anvari.
I’m not usually a fan of deeply personal anythings. Especially when it seems to come from people who have some sort of access because they are on the fringe of the rich and famous. I’m always sure that it’s going to be even more dreadful than deeply personal material from People Who Don’t Matter.
But this little film is excellent. Ari Gold did a fantastic job of telling a story of his mother’s death. How it affected him and his siblings. I correct that, he didn’t really tell us, he showed us. Perfect! Creative use of stills, drawings, miniatures, and live action.
Good job. I hope this young man has made more films.