Short Films Rock!

Short Films Rock!

A blog dedicated to short films.

Artificial Intelligence, Wayward gods and the dragon of expectations

31 Jan 2024 3 minute read 0 comments mildandred

The dragon in the short film “Wayward gods” written and directed by Nate Pantumsinchai could symbolize many vices: corruption, hate, war, the military industrial complex, oppression, censorship and so on. For the purpose of this article, I will take...

Bullshit jobs, Nothing Co. and lying flat to stand up!

30 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments mildandred

The attention-grabbing title was: “A man gets a job where he must do strictly nothing all-day to get paid”. The comedy short film was “Nothing Co.” It reminded me of David Graeber’s talk about Bullshit jobs. In the talk, Graeber said that he kept not...

Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4F’s in “Down To Earth” - a short film about aliens and adolescence

12 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

“Down to earth” is both a coming-of-age film and an alien invasion film. These two themes are not as worlds apart as we might think, because puberty, adolescence, coming -of-age is a sort of alien invasion. There are changes, alien things grow, alien...

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...