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2013 Award Winning Films

Film Info

Anti-Hero




United States
Comedy, Action, Suspense
00:08:00
Season:2013

Released:2012
Directed by
Bo! Campbell
Written by
Bo! Campbell
Produced by
Bo! Campbell, Ray Hom
Edited by
Bo! Campbell, Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel
Other
Alexius Franklin, Adrian Nava, Brandon Zee, Lance Gegner

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 3rd Place Audience Choice


Calvin Rhodes pulls up to the local ‘Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery.’ On the radio is a news report about increasing crime rates, as well as a recent string of kidnappings. Calvin’s son, Angelo (nicknamed ‘Tig’, short for tiger), calls. Tig wants milk for his cereal, but Calvin doesn’t have the cash to get anything extra. After a hostile exchange with Tig’s mom, Calvin resolves to find a way to get his son some milk. Searching for money, he comes up short. Calvin spots Tig’s toy gun, and gets a bad idea. He colors the orange tip black. He tears holes in his cap, making a mask. A few practice threats in the mirror, and Calvin is halfway to a new life as a criminal. A few steps shy of armed robbery, Calvin hears a lady in distress. Some would-be kidnappers try to force her into a van! Calvin’s conscience takes control, and before he knows it he’s waving a plastic gun at a violent kidnapper. After some choice words, the driver notices Calvin’s gun is fake, and all hell breaks loose! By sheer luck and fast reflexes, Calvin prevails, killing the kidnappers and saving the day. Unfortunately, all the woman sees is a scary guy in a mask, so she tries to shoot Calvin with her taser! Her shot is ironically deflected by the milk that Calvin is graciously returning, and that’s the final straw. Calvin decides to collect payment for his services in the form of the lady’s taser and purse, and “Anti-Hero” Enterprises has its first, satisfied customer. News reports go on to detail more adventures of “Anti-Hero."


Commonplace




United States
Comedy
00:12:45
Season:2013

Released:2013
Directed by
Colleen J. McShay
Written by
Colleen J. McShay & Kimberly Van Winkle
Produced by
Colleen J. McShay, Daniel Chawla, & Francesca Brown-Haysom
Edited by
Matthew Thayer & Kimberly Van Winkle
Other
Cinematographer: Amar Jonathan Chawla

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 3nd Place Judges Choice


A quirky dramady that finds Alice and other well know fairy tale characters living in a mundane world where dreams and imagination are outlawed.


Stick




Norway
Comedy, Animation
00:07:20
Season:2013

Released:2012
Directed by
Ole Christoffer Haga
Written by
Ole Christoffer Haga
Produced by
Ole Christoffer Haga
Edited by
Ole Christoffer Haga
Other
Composer/Sound: Anthony Barratt

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 2nd Place Judges Choice


A stray dog stumbles upon a funny guy in swimming trunks, only to get (literally) too attached. STICK is a slapstick comedy about friendship, loss and the evocations of memory.


The People Who Were Never There




United States
Drama
00:39:58
Season:2013

Released:2012
Directed by
Ben Hausler
Written by
Ben Hausler
Produced by
Ben Hausler, Ragga Thordarson
Edited by
Matt Williams
Other
Cinematography - Matt Williams

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 2nd Place Audience Choice


In a hotel room in rural Nebraska, a man spends what may well be the last 24 hours of life reminiscing about the woman he loves. That is, until She shows up.


The Inbetween




United States
Drama, Suspense
00:10:01
Season:2013

Released:2013
Directed by
Rachel Nichols
Written by
Rachel Nichols
Produced by
Daniel Nichols
Edited by
Matthew Thayer
Other
Duane Peery

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 1st Place Judges and 1st Place Audience Choice


A young woman awakens in a dark forest, on her journey she must face the past and her fears if she ever hopes to return home.


The Rise And Fall....Of A Pea




United States
Documentary
00:02:00
Season:2013

Released:2013
Directed by
Leonard Vine
Written by
Leonard Vine
Produced by
Leonard Vine
Edited by
Leonard Vine

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Brief Winner - 2st Place Judges and Audience Choice


Tis is a time lapse movie of a germinating pea. A dried pea was soaked in water overnight, then placed on a slice of cork, floating in a large glass of water. Using a Panasonic DVX100A with a built-in intervalometer, one days filming was compressed into 2 minutes.


Man's Best Friend




United States
Comedy, Action
00:01:02
Season:2013

Released:2013
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Matthew Thayer
Produced by
Joy Thayer Matthew Thayer
Edited by
Daniel Nichols
Other
Cinematography - Daniel Nichols, SFX - Matthew Thayer, Starring - Matthew Thayer & Trousers

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Brief Winner - 1st Place Judges and Audience Choice


A man taking his dog for morning walk finds himself running for his life....in bunny slippers.