This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from directors Ron Cicero and Kimo Easterwood and their documentary Happy Happy, Joy Joy – The Ren and Stimpy Story. As an obsessive Ren & Stimpy fan as a kid, I would love to
This week’s short film pick is actually one that we’ve discussed on the podcast before when it premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, and that’s Matthew Wade‘s Plena Stellarum. This trippy piece of animated weirdness is now screening online for
Theodore Collatos’s latest short is one that is positioned as an origin, of sorts, for his upcoming feature-length film, Tormenting the Hen (which I covered here); an influential starting point that informs a certain segment of his feature, specifically, as variations of
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Mark Brennan and his short film Twelfth Man, telling the true story of a theatre company attempting to perform Shakespeare‘s Twelfth Night during the 1966 World Cup Final. The film is based
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Carl Bird McLaughlin and his short film Human Sun. This dramatic comedy revolves around a motivational speaker who teeters on the verge of a complete mental breakdown right before he has to
On the surface, writer/director Christopher Jason Bell’s short film, left, appears to be a rudimentary walkthrough of a very basic premise - a young woman roaming an airport; and to a certain extent, this is true. It is, in its entirety, nothing more than a young woman wandering through the confines of an airport while attempting to arrange a place for herself to stay. However, it is within this elementary narrative framework that Bell experiments with the role of the camera as well as a minimum allowance in terms of narrative.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Matthew Kinahan and his short film The Sunset Channel. The film revolves around a grief-stricken man stuck in his home watching a TV channel featuring nothing but live sunsets from around the
This edition of Unsung Indies marks the first time a director has been featured for a second time for their work. In this particular case it is directors, plural; as in, Ahmed Khawaja and Andre Puca, whose first film together, KWAK or Kassandra with a K, was not only a film I featured here but also one that I consider to be one of the best films of the current decade. Their second feature-length collaboration, AP & AK, is a natural extension of KWAK, another chapter entry in the diary film saga of their friendship.