Short Film Directed by Anthony Deptula Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a crappy car. Bad Cars is a new short by Anthony Deptula, best known as the writer and star of the wonderful little indie feature One Too Many Mornings, which premiered in the inaugural edition of Sundance’s low-budget NEXT section in 2010. OTMM was a notable pioneer in the world of VOD; the first feature to use Sundance as a launching pad for an immediate online release. Whenever the indie press hypes new releasing strategies, I always think of OTMM, which is now available to watch for free on Hulu. Deptula showed grace, wit and strong comedic timing on that film, which he now brings to the director’s chair on Bad Cars, a romantic comedy about a first date with a simple problem; neither person wants the other to see their crappy car. It’s a familiar story set apart by charming performances and elegant storytelling.
Room 8 by @JamesWGriffiths Set in a 1970′s prison cell, James W. Griffiths’ striking Room 8 mixes an intriguing narrative with impressive visual fx to create an utterly compelling 7-minute short. With a plot that feels pulled from an episode of The Twilight Zone, Griffiths’ short is one part Thriller, one part Science Fiction and one part Horror. Submissions London Short Film Festival The London Short Film Festival is now open closed for submissions for its 11th Edition! Please submit your film via withoutabox by the following deadlines: Friday 28th June 2013 — Earlybird Deadline (£15)Friday 16th August 2013 — Regular Deadline (£20)Friday 30th August 2013 — Latecomers Deadline (£25) What you need to know We accept drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, animation, lo/no-budget, music videos, or a combination of any or all of the above.
A Smart Script Primer for Short Films by Hollywood Story Consultant Julie Marsh - Polly Staffle - An Entertainment Website Specializing in Movie & DVD Reviews By Julie Marsh Special to PollyStaffle.com Shorts. There must be a million of them by now on YouTube. Despite the deluge of pet antics, never before has there been such a viable marketing tool for the creative professional. We are witnessing the birth of Guerilla Distribution and an influx of recreational filmmaking. As someone who’s worked as a writer on a number of award-winning short films and consulted on many more, I am sometimes asked for advice on story strategy. Dramatic structure History Freytag's analysis "Freytag's pyramid", symbolizing his theory of dramatic structure
Short Formats: Narrative Film Hey, sorry for taking so long to come back and write down the last part of the Short Formats series. I await for this article to be a really special one, hopefully it won’t burst your expectations, nor confirm your disappointments. This is the moment of truth: does your idea fit into a narrative short film? If you have simply ignored that your concept might be a better music video or interactive film than a classical short story until now, you must remember that the story gonna pick its format. Film Network - FilmMaking - Guide - What Makes a Good Short?