Bad Cars: Living with Unexpected Obstacles and Imperfect Moments

Bad Cars: Living with Unexpected Obstacles and Imperfect Moments

Bad Cars is a new short film by Anthony Deptula, the writer and star of the wonderful independent film One Too Many Mornings, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a terrible car. Bad Cars is a romantic comedy about a first date with a simple problem; neither person wants the other to see their crappy car. While there is elegant storytelling with an abundance of clever humor, there is also an honest and painful view of the loneliness and vulnerabilities of life in a city filled with unexpected obstacles and imperfect moments.

Bad Cars: Living with Unexpected Obstacles and Imperfect Moments

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God of Love: Cupid’s Semi-Tragic Tale of Magical Darts and Unrequited Love

God of Love: Cupid’s Semi-Tragic Tale of Magical Darts and Unrequited Love

Curfew, by writer/director Shawn Christensen, is a tale of redemption and unconditional family love, which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film. This year’s Oscar awards program for live-action shorts was hosted by 2011 winner Luke Matheny, writer/director of God of Love, one of my all-time favorite short films. Ironically, Matheny’s appearance at the awards program gave a new breath of life to his own wonderful film, prompting me to once again present the humorously romantic short film here.

God of Love is a comical, quirky short film by the funny young director Luke Matheny, which won both a 2010 Student Academy Award and the 2011 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film. Matheny is a New York University film school graduate 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 comically cosmic questioning of whether even the gods can force love to happen.

God of Love: Cupid’s Semi-Tragic Tale of Magical Darts and Unrequited Love

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Head Over Heels: A Marriage Just Hanging in the Balance

Head Over Heels: A Marriage Just Hanging in the Balance

Head Over Heels is a poignant and heartfelt animated short directed by Timothy Reckart and produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly at the National Film and Television School. The film is a 2013 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Film, and won a 2013 Annie Award at the 40th Annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.

The intricate and incredibly rich stop-motion animated short tells a simple and sweet story of an elderly husband and wife, who have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance. When the husband tries to reignite their old romance, it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.

Head Over Heels: A Marriage Just Hanging in the Balance

View Full Version of Heads Over Heels Also  Here.

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Free Romantic Advice: The 10 Most Wonderful Love Tips Ever!

Free Romantic Advice: The 10 Most Wonderful Love Tips Ever!

How to Answer: Why Do You Love Me? is a wickedly funny short film by Rhett and Link, containing their invaluable advice for guys about how to respond in that make-or-break moment when their lady poses that certain infamous and dreaded question: “Why Do You Love Me?” These are 10 terrifically goofy romance tips, probably the Best Luv Tips Ever! And they’re absolutely guaranteed to work just wonnerfully for all of the sexes…most of the time…well, maybe sometimes….

But what if they don’t work? Well, in that case just pick up a thesaurus and describe your lover with all the words that truly bring out the best in him/her/whatever. Use words like beautiful, handsome, angelic, divine, simply divine, sublime, alluring, bewitching, stunning, gorgeous, exquisite, marvelous, magnificent, charming, enticing, fabulous and so forth.

These are truly great romance tips that work just perfect for all of the sexes!

Dating Advice: The 10 Most Wunnerful Luv Tips Ever!

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All My Dreams on VHS: The Tragedy of Romantic Dreams

All My Dreams on VHS: The Tragedy of Romantic Dreams

If you hoard your dreams,
Someone is going to want to watch them.

All My Dreams on VHS is an awkwardly funny, award-winning short film written and directed by English filmmaker Timothy X Atack. The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 NexT International Film Festival; it was an Official Selection at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival, the Cambridge Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the Encounters Short Film Festival. The film is a bittersweet comedy about the dangers of letting your subconscious out in the real world.

In All My Dreams on VHS, James brings his lovely co-worker Erica back to his apartment, where she stumbles upon a mountain of VHS tapes. Each tape contains a separate dream with titles like Tourettes Alligator, The Shy Policeman and Hostage Crisis, all recorded using the magical Dreamspoon wireless technology. When James heads out to buy some milk, Erica’s curiosity gets the better of her when she discovers a tape with her name on it. British awkward hilarity ensues, with one surprising turn after another.

All My Dreams on VHS: The Tragedy of Romantic Dreams

Read more about this film at Short of the Week here.

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The New Supervideo East Side-West Side Story: Our Deal (Full Version)

The New Supervideo East Side-West Side Story: Our Deal

Our Deal is the new 11-minute narrative music video/short film directed by Drew Barrymore and starring a raft of young name actors, including: Chloe Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Tyler Posey.

The buzz-band Best Coast’s song Our Deal combines elements of Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story in this supervideo produced by MTV. Moretz, of Kick-Ass and Let Me In fame, plays a pompadoured member of the gang Night Creepers who falls for Posey (from Teen Wolf) a member of the Day Trippers. The star-crossed lovers meet for a hot session of romantic twilight bonding, but soon are forced to confront their tragic fate as born enemies.

The New Supervideo East Side-West Side Story: Our Deal (Full Version)

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Man’s Best Friend: The Tale of a Sweet Later-Life Crisis

Man’s Best Friend: The Tale of a Sweet Later-Life Crisis

Man’s Best Friend (Le Meilleur ami de l’Homme) is a humorously romantic seven-minute short film by French filmmaker Vincent Mariette, which recently screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. Henri is an aging security worker with a bad case of burnout, who is employed as a canine security guard in a suburban train station. The only joy Henri gets out of his job is the companionship of his only friend and partner at work, an aging rottweiller. Unfortunately, Oedipus has turned narcoleptic and has outlived his usefulness as a security dog.

When Henri is ordered by his younger supervisor to get rid of the dog or face immediate dismissal, he is confronted with a very hard choice. Initially, Henri is unable part with his dog and seeks comfort with a visit to Chantal, a bistro waitress in the train station who has had a crush on him for some time. Finally, when pushed to the brink, even the usually docile drone can muster up the courage to stand up to The Man; even a regular Joe must hold his last piece of ground and protect the small space he has made that has allowed him life.

Man’s Best Friend: The Tale of a Sweet Later-Life Crisis

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