Short Films Rock!

Short Films Rock!

A blog dedicated to short films.


Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4F’s in “Sprites” - a short film about Artificial Intelligence

13 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments mildandred

I introduced the 4F’s tool in my analysis of the short film "Résistance". In this article, I will use the 4F’s to analyze “Sprites”, a short film written and directed by Kyle Bogart. The YouTube title of the film immediately grabbed my attention: “Hu...

Metaverse versus “Villageverse”: Community networks and decentralising the Internet.

5 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

As people pontificate about the Metaverse - highlighting both pros and cons - there are many parts of the world where concepts such as the Metaverse are still a big non-issue. This is mostly because basic Internet connection is still a challenge in t...

The Expert, The Job, The Workplace, The Metaverse

30 Nov 2021 2 minute read 2 comments mildandred

I really enjoyed reading Coach Viking’s article “DAOlationships: The Collaboration Movement”. I am a firm believer in the power of collaboration. I collaborated with a Canadian filmmaker to create two experimental crossover short films, “Room 254 Spi...

"Bla bla bla", The Hacker and Snow Crash

26 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

I love films that don't take themselves too seriously. "The Hacker" does fall into this category. There is one fun scene - in a short film that is full of fun scenes - where the protagonist, a hacker, is doing his hacking...thingy. What do we see on...

Smells like Grief in "The Place Where You Live"

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

A physics professor is the protagonist in Alexis van Hurkman's "The place where you live". It's a fascinating short film featuring alternate dimensions, doppelgängers, and, in my opinion, grief. Let's look at it through the lens of psychiatrist Eliza...

The Privates, The Shenganiguns, The Metaverse and the power of music

23 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

There is no denying that there is power in music. The Privates, a band that should be in The Rocklopedia Fakebandica, discover that there is radioactive power in their music. "On the eve of their first (and possibly last) show, they must decide wheth...

Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4Fs in "Résistance"

22 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

As a screenwriter, I'm always looking for tools to make my work easier. Crafting stories is hard so every bit of help is appreciated. I created the 4Fs tool to help me, and hopefully other screenwriters, cover the basics of story. It's a summary of s...

It's a kind of magic: "Hashtag" and "Sugar and Spikes"

18 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

Arthur C. Clarke famously said "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Comparing the sets/environment of Hashtag by Ben Alpi and Jyotika Virmani, and Sugar and Spikes, a graduation project by students of SAE Creative M...

Are we human? Prototype and Dark Night of the Soul

17 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

In October 2020, I watched the short film “Prototype” by Christopher Ortega. Two things stood out for me. First, the antagonist was active, making the play between protagonist and antagonist interesting to watch. This was not an action science fictio...

Health, Artificial Intelligence and DAO: Instant Doctor versus AI-Pocalypse

16 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

On November 2nd, 2021, Russell Brand - comedian, recovering addict, the rock star in Get Him to The Greek - posted a video where he commented on robot nurses. He shared the news that a robotics firm's latest invention is a robot nurse that is suppose...