Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all.
Sometimes you should fight for what you love and keep on trying to make things work and never stop chasing it down but once that’s over and you’ve reached your limit or realized the expiration date already hit, you should let it go. Life works better that way. And in this short animation, a boy realizes that with his kite.
Skate videos are a dime a dozen on the internet. But, considering our goal to highlight narratively focused short films, it’s not a particular sub-genre we’ve been keen to feature here on Short of the Week. That is, until we saw Director Simeon Duncombe’s Trick Meter, a skate challenge short that combines the craft of skating with a fantastical premise and some very impressive visual effects.
What hell hath the internet wrought? Well, this snarky, quippy, nostalgia obsessed series of interconnected tubes has finally climaxed with Kung Fury—a 31 minute pure-action love letter to the 80s (and all things awesome). Let’s all light a cigarette and bask in this post coital bliss together.
Taking the Plunge is a cute little short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end.
The Landing is a powerful short film directed by Josh Tanner that tells the story of a mysterious UFO crash in the 1960s and the truth that is revealed when it’s found again in the present day. It makes us question what is alien and makes us wonder if it’s better off just not knowing things sometimes.
The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the most creative ways.