God of Love: The Amorous Misadventures of a Lounge-Singing Darts Champion

God of Love: The Amorous Misadventures of a Lounge-Singing Darts Champion

God of Love is a comical, quirky short film by the funny young writer-director Luke Matheny, which just won the 2011 Academy Award for Live-Action Short Film. Matheny is a New York University film student who also plays the lead in his film, which features several pop-jazz standards and a “Woody Allen-type” humor.

The film follows the amorous misadventures of Raymond Goodfellow, a lounge-singing championship dart player who is desperately in love with a fellow band-mate, but she only has eyes for his best friend. The crooner prays daily to God for a way for his beloved to fall in love with him. Finally, one evening his prayers are answered when he’s given a box of magical darts with supernatural Cupid-like, passion-inducing powers. Raymond decides to attempt using the darts to make his own love connection, which leads to a comic questioning of whether even the gods can force love to happen.

God of Love: The Amorous Misadventures of a Lounge-Singing Darts Champion

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The Lost Thing: A Meditation on Things That Don’t Quite Fit

The Lost Thing: A Meditation on Things That Don’t Quite Fit

The Lost Thing is a widely acclaimed CG animated short film directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, which is based on a children’s picture book by Tan. The film won the Australian Film Industry Award, the Best Short Film Award at the Melbourne international Film Festival and the top Short Film Prize at the 2011 Annecy International Animation Festival.  The Lost Thing won the 2011 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

The wonderful short film tells the story of a boy who finds a misshapen creature on a beach and tries to find a home for it, despite being faced with a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.  The film provides an engaging, tender meditation about things that don’t quite “fit” in this world.

The Lost Thing: A Meditation on Things That Don’t Quite Fit

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