Short Film Digest 1

Over the past few years, I've enthused and rabbitted on about various films that you might be able to see in the local home-run cinema, or if you're feeling adventurous, the festival circuit, but the problem is its a bit of a pain getting it organised and travelling there. Short films are even worse, since beyond seeing them in a festival short film collection, you're unlikely to catch them again.

Buoyed on by the current crop of Sky Arts 1 short film collections (nightly from about 10pm), I've also noticed that a select few shorts are also cropping up on YouTube. This is the first in hopefully a series in which I dig about and present three of the best from the past few years.

Note: I take no ownership of these films, and they might be removed by the YouTube stormtroopers at any point without me knowing.

1.1: Photograph of Jesus

Almost like a sounding board for one of the exasperated members of the Getty Pictures archive, who are bombarded by requests for non-existent pictures.

1.2 The Horribly Slow Murder with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

A great spoof trailer about a relentless, non-existent horror film.

UPDATE: If you liked that, be sure to check out it's 'sequel'.

1.3 The Pearce Sisters

From Aardman Animations, the tale of two women living by the sea who don't quite fit the description of 'sirens', given that they encourage washed-up sailors to run screaming from their little shack.

I'll do some more hunting soon!

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