Category Archives: Short Film (narrative)

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A Stiff-Necked People by Nina Paley

A Stiff-Necked People

StudioDaily favorite Nina Paley, whose stunning Sita Sings the Blues retold stories from ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana to the tunes of early jazz singer Annette Hanshaw, is back with "A Stiff-Necked People," an excerpt from the Biblical book of Exodus set to the … more »



This beautiful but inscrutable short film was shot on the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera. Writer-director-editor-cinematographer-VFX-artist Jordan Daniel Chesney tells Directors Notes, "Because of the C-mount I could shoot with older lenses, which I love, and because of the global … more »


Fugu & Tako

A businessman's intemperate demand for fresh sushi has life-changing effects in this short film from VFX specialist Ben West and his Robot VFX. Cinematographer Callan Green, ACS, shot with the ARRI Alexa and Drew Thompson, ASE, edited. More details are at fxguide.


Danny and the Wild Bunch

Editorial changes to give a children's picture book a darker tone have sinister consequences in this short film about a writer who becomes a victim of her own characters. It's written and directed by Robert Rugan and photographed by Pete Konczal; … more »



Director Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention) riffs hard on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a bloody, profane and completely unauthorized "deboot" of the 1990s TV franchise. It's already ruffling feathers—Vimeo made a NSFW version a "staff pick," then removed it a few hours … more »


Robot Nom Nom

Is that an android eating a sandwich? In just 39 seconds, actor Chadd Smith (Step Up 3D) demonstrates how much you can do with a solid performance and some well-chosen sound effects.


Lights Out

Swedish director and animator David F. Sandberg won the Best Short award at the 2014 Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival with this scary little flick starring Lotta Losten. After you've watched it, check out his spoilerific breakdown of the final shot.



Kirsten Dunst stars in a very short film about very modern social interaction. Matthew Frost directed, Christopher Blauvelt (Night Moves, The Bling Ring) was the cinematographer, and Ethan Mitchell edited. 



This short about a lonely traveler and a magic laptop warns: be careful what you wish for — especially if it involves roping in other people against their will. It's directed by Spencer Susser, edited by Susser and Daniel Cloud … more »


Roof Studios for US Cellular

In this new short film for US Cellular, Brooklyn's Roof Studios highlights simple, summertime pleasures with a blend of paper cutout-style 2D illustration and 3D animation, bringing a refreshing hand-crafted feel to a typically VFX-infused landscape. Roof co-founders Vinicius Costa, … more »