September

•September 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Anticipation is the best of emotions. Sometimes the most fun of this is when the calendar is full for weeks and I know what’s coming to share with you all.  The talented directors & crews. The diverse, layered performances. A cinematographer with a particular eye for light in motion.  A narrative voice with such fierce command of story, no other dialogue is needed.

Our slate for September offers this and more.  Some very new directing voices and a release fresh from the festival circuit. A strong focus on US directors ranging from a variety of cities sharing with us the visions that compel their days.

We kick off with Sam Pilling‘s fantastic political commentary piece “Nobody Speak”. Done as video for the DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels tune, this holds its own with festival #shorts.  Igor Tsyshkevich & Ian Bailey’s stunning lead performances stand out in an electric cast. And the #NSFW lyrics & vision should stand with the best of protest music.

In weeks that following we have stories dealing with self perceptions, recovery & moving forward & redemption.

I hope you’ll tune in and share these terrific #shorts

about feckin’ time

•July 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Following years of diversity issues, the Academy has finally taken a step which should shake up the nominations in a good way. I hope we continue to see changes in castings, hiring both in front of the camera & behind, and more voices and stories reflecting all kinds of  people.
Here’s a list of the new invited class.

During July, we’ll be featuring work by artists from this list. It won’t stop there. For sure you’ll see more in the future, but that’s our theme for July.
We hope you discover a talent whose works speaks to you.

#ThrowbackThursday

•February 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Commitment to filmmakers and their creative teams is a major principle on which #ShortFilmSunday was founded.
We pride ourselves on our relationships and using this platform to connect with not just the audience but potential for working together.

As we approach our 5th (!!!!) #OscarSunday special,  we wanted to remind you of the amazing #shorts shared in previous years, including themes of craft, international film & focus on women.

We’ll be tweeting links to the archives all day & of course, they’re always available here for you. I’m noting the dates below to avoid limited character count on twitter. There’s typically 5 or 6 #shorts/videos each year.

Hope you’ll take some time to revisit this fantastic films & maybe discover a talented creator you’d not seen previously.

Thanks.  See you Sunday!!!

2012 – 26 February

2013 – 24 February

2014 – 2 March

2015 – 22 February

 

#WatchThisSpace

•February 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Really exciting news coming very soon regarding the premiere of a #short film that’s previously been limited to the festival circuit.
They’ve got a couple more this spring but will be making the film available online soon so we’ll be promoting & providing information.

The director is a film maker we’ve worked with previously & has been terrific about making material accessible to our followers. Always a thrill to promote his work.

We’ll keep you posted here & via twitter but be on the look out for #SFSTeaser and info.

More #MusicMonday

•February 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I know it’s a little weird – this blog on blog action. But here you go. If you’re enjoying videos we’ve shared last  2 weeks for #MusicMonday, here are links to the posts that have the links. Definitely will get this turn around a bit faster as time goes on.
Thanks!

 

8 February

15 February

 

#MusicMonday

•February 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Our partners in crime will be the place to locate our playlists (& other non-#shorts writing) from our fearless leader.
Check out

Teacups In Comics

 

and if you’re really curious, ask about the name.

“Life On Mars”

•January 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

From the first moment Philip Glenister strode on screen in all his Gene Hunt glory, grabbed Sam Tyler (John Simm) by the collar & tossed him at a filing cabinet, I was hooked.
It’s rare to see an actor own a character so thoroughly, particularly on to a 2nd series (follow up Ashes to Ashes). He was so terrific that infamously when Harvey Keitel was cast in US remake, he called Phil himself to say he knew he wouldn’t be as good.
Ok, face it, I was on board with all the use of Bowie too. I first stumbled upon “LoM” via PBS in Chicago where it aired along with Masterpiece & Doctor Who. Helluva Sunday night, that.
It debuted on BBC 10 years ago today. & the creative team has been tweeting fab behind the scenes stories & set photos with ‪#‎LifeOnMars10‬ tagged.
I was before & remains a huge Glenister fan. He’s terrifically underrated & underused. Have been lucky enough to work/chat with a couple of the cast & crew via my ‪#‎shorts‬ program. Lots of them do great work.
It’s an all time favorite for me. Probably #2 after, Homicide: Life on the Street.
So yeah, I’ll be rewatching ep 1 today. & our ‪#‎shortfilmsunday‬ selection with be associated with them & Bowie.
If you’ve not seen it, have a peek on hulu or netflix. There’s on 16 eps (& then 24 of A2A). well worth your time.

A Note:

This was written on 9 January & posted on FB, just to honor the occasion of the #LifeOnMars10. We did specifically chose a fantastic #short that offered a historic look at Manchester & as a bonus, the official video for David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” song.  His music has been a part of my entire life & the tv series only served to enrich that. And vice versa.
We  post at midnight & obviously by the time I’d awoken on 10 January, the world was a different place. There’s tons of great writing out there about the man. Go track it down. We adored him & always will. Just wanted this to have some context.

……the stars look very different today