Bristol was my home for 5 years. Over those 5 years I fell in love with the city and its rich film culture. The Showcase Avonmeads and its unique architecture, the Watershed and its incredible curation, The Bristol Bad Film Club and Ti’s enthusiasm, and lastly 20th Century Flicks on Christmas Steps.
On 12th September 1970, Hullmuth Costard took a load of cameras to Old Trafford and filmed George Best playing football against Coventry City. The final film, ‘Fußball Wie Noch Nie’ was released in 1971, its status as a document to the best footballer to never play a World Cup only being a footnote. A footnote… Read More
Hey look! The Short of the Day is back!! Got a few weeks off over the Christmas period, so I am looking to start this feature up again, mainly to keep myself occupied. I have my Vimeo & YouTube queue all lined up and ready to go. Got a rare one to share with you… Read More
The subreddit for ANTHEM is a dark, upsetting place. The news surrounding the game is almost non-existent. Day after day there is an article repeating the same doom and gloom. And you know what? I really don’t care. I am loving this game.
What happens to those left to experience the attacks of the Kaiju in Japan? What is their story? How do they cope with the constant rebuilding?
Fede Alvarez’s breakthrough came with this ambitious 4 minute short, released in 2009. If this hadn’t got the attention back then, it is unlikely he would’ve ended up as the director of the really underrated Evil Dead from 2014.
I have made no secret of my love for things set in space. Or anything set in space. Or just space in general. Which makes me happy to see a short that, rather than take a traditional narrative, starts asking questions about where humanity should go to, amongst our solar system.
Okay, this isn’t strictly classed as a Short Film. But its my daily post, my blog, so it’s my rules.
Ruairi Robinson’s The Leviathan has been in development as a feature film since this was released in 2015. Last I heard, 20th Century Fox were developing the feature length version of this, but what with the Disney acquisition it is hard to say what may become of that.
Commissioned by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion), made by Studio Ghibli, with a monster designed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tokusatsu short is apocalyptic, bleak, and a great tribute to films of its ilk.
I have seen this short about 4 times in the last month. Coming across it by sheer accident (I saw a trailer for We Are Little Zombies and was curious what the director had done previous), this has resonated with me very strongly.
Sundays got picked up by Warner Bros., I am only assuming to adapt into a full length feature. But that was 4 years ago.
VR is not something I partake in. And that sentence makes it sound like a drug. What this short does is lean into that, warns us of what may happen.
We are now set free. A terrifying prospect. This short from VFX crew Big Lazy Robot, was created as a spec film, aka a film which showed what they can do without the pressures of a deadline or overheads.
And so what may end up becoming a regular feature (that will no doubt end after 10 days), here is today’s Short of the Day.
In November 2018 it was announced that acclaimed anime director, Shinichiro Watanabe will help create an animated Blade Runner TV series for Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.
I have long been a fan of Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 animated post-cyberpunk epic is not only one of the greatest Animated achievements ever, it is also one of the greatest films ever made.
Last week I caught Apollo 11, the new documentary from Dinosaur 13 director Todd Douglas Miller. Since then I have been reading up on the Space race, at the moment going through Norman Mailer’s A Fire On The Moon. After chatting to a friend about how fascinating I find Space and Space Travel, he pointed me towards… Read More