Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au

Short Film of the Week – The Tea Master is the first short film by Director Aaron Au. Shot in  Canada on RED in 2009. Starring Coling Foo, Paul Wu, and Byron Lawson. For more information on the film including awards please visit: teamastermovie.com See larger image The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules […]

Film Review: “Understanding Movies” – Cleverly gives the finger to the rules of filmmaking

Review by: Mut Asheru UNDERSTANDING MOVIES is an entertaining short film directed by Yim Ji-eun that comically points out how the business and art of filmmaking can step on each other’s toes much to the detriment of the end product. It demonstrates what can happen when so called “experts and their lauded rules get involved” […]

2014 DIFF Film Review: ‘3 Acres in Detroit’ – A short film about two urban gardeners who want to make Detroit a little greener

Review by: Mut Asheru A short film playing at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival that deserves a little recognition in our opinion is 3 ACRES IN DETROIT. It’s actually more like a short documentary which for around 12 minutes endeavors to shed a little light on the passion project of Donnie. It opens at […]

Film Short Review: “W.M. 2013” – Korean bride fantastically battles zombies on her way to marriage

Movie Review by: Mut Asheru W.M. 2013 is a Korean short film directed by Ahn Gi-chang that is showed at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN) in the horror, action category. Coming in at a fantastically action packed 19 minutes W.M. 2013 tells the story of a bride battling her way through male […]

Featured Short: “The Bicycle” – A short film by Chris McCoy & Adam Neustadter

Cast: Shawn Christensen, Lou Bernstein, Sarah Heyward, Michael C. Hsiung, Tim Bennett, Chris McCoy, Tom Sykes, & Ivy Strohmaier. Matthew Waterson as the voice of The Bicycle. Director of Photography: Todd Banhazl 1st AC: Justin Cameron 2nd AC: George Nienhuis Costume Designer: Audrey Neustadter Art Department: Jake Frank Editor: Adam Neustadter Sound Design: Elliot Thompson […]

Short Film Review and Feature: Korean indie “App Sapiens” by director Ko Hyun-chang

Review by: Mut Asheru One of our favorite independent shorts so far this year is APP SAPIENS (viewable below in English subtitles) by director Ko Hyun-chang. It’s Sci-fi – social-political in all the right places. The thought of how connected we are to our technology will continue to be the stuff of dreams and great […]

Featured Short Film: “Dinner” by Writer / Director John Buchanan

We didn’t see it coming! Check out DINNER,  this week’s featured short film. Clocking in  @ 6min of showtime “Dinner” just completed a run at the London City Film Festival and is worth the time. “Dinner” tells the troubling-ly amusing story of a skilled predator who preys on vulnerable young women, using an innocent dinner […]

Film Review: Korean short film “Safe House” …coulda, shoulda been feature length

Review by: Mut “talks in her sleep” Asheru SAFE HOUSE is the bloody, suspenseful story of a gangster Chee-soo (played by Ju-Hyung Pak) basically losing his sh*t. His mental strings begin losing elasticity as he follows his traitor boss Mr. T (ugh, new character name needed here please) to the safe house after initiating a nasty […]

Film Review: “Breathe Me” a short film about teenage pregnancy in South Korea and a couple of parent kids that have no conscious…do they?

Review by: Mut “hi-there” Asheru Very early on through dark lighting, abandoned locations and a lonely winding road the Korean short film BREATHE ME effectively creates a sense of overwhelming hopelessness the main characters must feel given their situation.  A high school boy and a girl give birth to a baby inside an abandoned bus. […]

Film Short Review: “Modern Family”…A collection of 4 Korean short films taking aim at family issues

Review by: Carolina Jones MODERN FAMILY (가족 시네마 ) is a collection of four short Korean films directed by Hong Ji-young (홍지영), Kim Seong-ho (김성호), Lee Soo-yeon (이수연), and Shin Su-won (신수원)that showcase the state of “family” in modern / futuristic Korea. These shorts are poignant peeks into the lives of four families who for […]