2015's finest short films, including Oscar nominee Boogaloo and Graham.


 
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BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM (2014) 14 mins

During the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Randomly christened Boogaloo and Graham, these birds become more domesticated than most household pets. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. A delightful family-friendly short film that provides laugh-out-loud entertainment while defying viewer’s expectations.


Oscar Nominee for 2015: Short Live Action Film!

 

RUBAI (2013) 12 mins

While the rest of her school class are preparing for their First Holy Communion, 7 year old Rubai refuses to do it, claiming she is an atheist. Her rationale for such a surprising stance turns out to be far more personal and traumatic for the young girl.

Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival
Best Short at Belfast Film Festival 2014
Best Drama Annual Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014
Best of Festival Award Annual Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014
Best Short Film Audience Award at Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival 2014

 

 

DESERTED (2013) 25 mins

On the final assignment of their officers school in the Israeli army, two women trek through a harsh desert landscape when one suddenly remembers she’s forgotten something crucial. Returning to retrieve the item, she encounters a local herdsman which ultimately leads her into a moral dilemma.

Best Director of a Short Film at San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2014
Best Student Film at Dam Short Film Festival 2014
Best Student Short at Rome Independent Film Festival 2014
Best Student Film at ECU - The European Independent Film Festival 2014

 

FIRST PRIZE (2013) 9 mins

A boy finds a dinosaur in the woods, but no one believes him. They do, though, once he brings it to his school’s show and tell. This black comedy/fantasy film has been hugely 
popular on the international festival circuit (25 festivals so far) and First Prize was a Semi-Finalist for the Student Academy Awards® 2014.

Student Oscar Semi-Finalist 2014
Official Selections:
Tribeca International Film Festival 2014
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014

 

 

THE PRESCRIPTION (2013) 3 mins

When a tough biker stumbles into a pharmacy seeking relief from his worrying medical condition he gets more than he bargained for from the lovely lady pharmacists who attend to him. An offer he cannot refuse perhaps?

Official Selection Edmonton International Film Festival

 

ABSENCE (2013) 15 mins

Following the premature death of his father, Enrique has tried hard to play the game of life, make friends and be a kid. Yet, he regularly curls up next to his dad’s tomb. Mary and Gold, a girl and her doll, bloom in his life one casual day. The girl is both truth and lie. Mary is hope and she manages to make communication possible between father and son once again, this time not by word, but through drawings. But in the long run an inevitable choice must be made by Enrique if he is to move on.

Official Selections:
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2014

 

THE RING CYCLE (2013) 13 mins

A comedy of pain about a woman (Natalie Dormer - Game of Thrones; The Tudors; The Hunger Games 3) on the last day of her marriage, trying to figure out what to do with her wedding ring. Walking through London, she has a series of encounters that propel her toward a new relationship…with herself. Women will relate to this lady’s dilemma. Men will just relate to this lady.

Official Selections:
Stony Brook Film Festival 2014
DC Shorts Film Festival 2014

 

CONTROL (2013) 6 mins

A man being tortured for information he cannot provide escapes into an ever-shifting nightmare he cannot fathom. A hyper-kinetic absurdist action-thriller that will leave the viewer both breathless and wondering. A short film for game geeks to savour.

Official Selection London Shorts Film Festival 2015

 

SHOOT (2014) 4 mins

In this comedy short a trained assassin is interrupted by a bothersome bird just at the crucial moment before he can take the shot that will kill his target. This annoying intruder 
subsequently presents more of a challenge than any of his other victims ever have. 
Shoot is a hoot!

Special Mention Galway Film Festival 2014

 

THROAT SONG (2011) 15 mins

In the snowy and mystic landscape of Iqaluit, Nunavut, a small town in the Canadian Arctic, Ippik, a young Inuk woman, is silently suffering from the pains of an abusive relationship. Lost in a community that’s been tragically separated from its past, Ippik, through a job with the Department of Justice, begins to connect with other victims of violence in her 
community, and seeks to reclaim her voice. This powerful film was preselected in the last 10 live action short films for the Academy Awards® 2014.

Oscar shortlist for 2014: Short Live Action Film
Best Live Action Short Film at Canadian Screen Awards 2013
Best Short Film (Audience Choice) at Indie Memphis Film Festival 2013

 

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (2012) 13 mins

Struggling to find love with a normal woman, Charlie meets the very attractive Michelle at a nightclub and falls hard for her. Ultimately he is forced to question if he can accept the best of both worlds when she shockingly reveals that she becomes a likeable guy’s guy named Michael during the day and reverts back to the highly desirable Michelle at night. What’s not to like about having a beautiful woman at night to take on dates and your best friend to play video games with during the day? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

Official Selections:
Short. Sweet. Film. Fest. 2015
Waterfront Film Festival 2015
We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival 2012

 

THE ANTI-LOVE PILL (2013) 13 mins

Having failed previously to attract any compatible companion, Killian, a love-sick loser, agrees to be a guinea pig for a maniacal scientist’s new love-sick drug. The potent pills are still in the clinical trial stage but Killian reckons that given his multiple mishaps with his previous relationships, the risks are worth taking. Will the unpredictable side effect prove him justified in this belief? 

Official Selection:
The Edmonton International Film Festival
Wiz-Art Festival, Ukraine

 

ORBIT EVER AFTER (2013) 20 mins

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!A highly engaging short film that stars MackenzieCrook (The Office; Pirates of the Caribbean), Thomas Brodie-Sangster  (Game of Thrones; The Maze Runner) and Bronagh Gallagher (The Commitments; Pulp Fiction). Audiences everywhere will want to stay in this films orbit!

Brief Grand Prix Award at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
Audience Award at British Short Film Festival in Berlin 2014
Audience Award at Les Utopiales 2013
SAE Qantm Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film at Flickerfest 2014