The race has begun for a place on the Academy Awards 20201 Live Action Short Film shortlist. The race this year is very tight, but here are our top picks. The Oscar shortlist will be revealed on February 9th. In the past we have correctly predicted many of the films on the Shortlist and beyond. Alive – Directed by Jimmy Olsson Jimmy Olsson’s Alive is a … Continue reading Film Business Live Action Short Film Academy Awards Shortlist Predictions for 2021
Under the guise of a typical school day, an entire community became forever changed by a tragic mass death. Based on a horrific accident in 2013, Bittu recants an incident at a primary school in India who accidentally fed their student’s pesticide-contaminated food. Dozens of children grew ill, and over 23 sadly lost their lives. Indian Writer/Director Karishma Dev Dube provides an in-depth perspective of … Continue reading Karishma Dev Dube’s BITTU – A must see and in-depth perspective of a true story
Innocence combats the growing stereotype surrounding those diagnosed with down syndrome lack the intelligence of those who are not. When, in reality, the actual downfall in human nature is underestimating one’s abilities. Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder. The Down syndrome community is often wrongfully represented as individuals who … Continue reading INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.
Director Anders Walters tests familial bonds in Turned, a short film depicting the life of young race car driver Kasper and his strained relationship with his abusive alcoholic father. As his father seeks a do-over in life using his son’s body as a conduit; Kasper is too, led into a tumultuous relationship with alcohol; drinking with the sole purpose to ease his troubled mind. Haunted … Continue reading Academy Winner Anders Walters TURNED “the epitome of a child suffering the consequences of their parent’s poor decisions”
Starring Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy) and Michael Ward (Steve McQueen’s Small Axe) In an age where sexual assault remains debated as a reprehensible crime and often used in jokes under the guise of dark humour, “Good Thanks, You?” illustrates mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault. At just sixteen, Director Molly Manning Walker became one of the many victims of sexual assault. … Continue reading Molly Manning Walker’s Good Thanks, You illustrates the mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault