Favorite Short Films of 2014 by Casey Cipriani

Who?

Casey Cipriani! She's awesome.  

Casey Cipriani is the New York-based Assistant Editor at Indiewire.... I don't know... she wrote this article... don't worry about it.... 


Favorite Short Films:

I was lucky enough to get to see a wide variety of short films this year at various festivals. Shorts are often hard to find, but I promise if you seek these out (some of them available on Indiewire) you will not be disappointed.

 
"97%"

97% (Short) Trailer 2013 from Ben Brand on Vimeo.



 "The Apothecary"

THE APOTHECARY is a cinema verite documentary short film about Don Colcord, the beloved druggist in a remote Colorado outpost; his pharmacy is the only one within 4,000 square miles.  Don navigates a profound divide between his public persona and his personal life.  To the community in this former mining region, he is jovial and almost heroic; at home, on the other hand, he is impotent and isolated as a result of his wife’s long-term disability.  Thematically, THE APOTHECARY explores notions of individual duty and obligation in the face of privately held grief and ambivalence.



 "The Last Time I Saw Richard"


The Last Time I Saw Richard from Nicholas Verso on Vimeo.



 "The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger"



 

"The Karman Line"

THE KARMAN LINE, THE BIFA 
WINNING STORY OF HOW A MOTHER IS STRUCK BY A RARE AND BIZARRE CONDITION THAT SEES HER BODY PHYSICALLY LIFT OFF THE GROUND AND HOW HER FAMILY STRUGGLE TO COME TO TERMS WITH HER ILLNESS.


"Lambing Season"



 

"Mr. Invisible"


Mr. Invisible - Trailer from Big Bright Lights on Vimeo.



"Noah"

(NSFW- Noah tells the story of a boy, a girl and a Facebook account)





 


"Pony Place"

Pony Place, Directed by Joost Rejimers. "When young Emma is prohibited from taking her iPad on holiday, she asks her grandma Koba to look after her digital horse farm. The task proves bigger than Koba expected."
 

"The Phone Call"

THE PHONE CALL, A short film starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent. "Heather works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever." 

 
"Tryouts"


TRYOUTS TRAILER from Susana Casares on Vimeo.



 "Yearbook"


 


And that's it. I created this post for myself as much as anyone else. Seeing that I'll be finishing and submitting 3 separate short film projects this year (possibly more), I wanted to check out all the films listed by the author. I also wanted to gather up more information so I could use the entire viewing experience as a source of inspiration and creativity.

The WHOLE reason I found this list... tucked away in a bigger article... an ensemble piece created by the staff at Indiewire... was because I was reading (ANOTHER article written by Casey Cipriani; Published on Jan 14) about the short film "Yearbook." Which I thought was pretty cool.

Watch: This Stunning Short Film Will Make You Think Hard About Humanity - http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-this-stunning-short-film-will-make-you-think-hard-about-humanity-20150114

 

4 comments

  • Casey

    Casey NYC

    Well who are you?....Eh, don't worry about it.

    Well who are you?....Eh, don't worry about it.

  • jamescliftonhuffman.com

    jamescliftonhuffman.com

    Ha Ha! Hi Casey. Thanks for reading my post. No disrespect intended. That comment was more of a preemptive strike to friends who would ask why I was sharing your list. I hear voices when I write... and many times I respond. Rock on.

    Ha Ha! Hi Casey. Thanks for reading my post. No disrespect intended. That comment was more of a preemptive strike to friends who would ask why I was sharing your list. I hear voices when I write... and many times I respond. Rock on.

  • jamescliftonhuffman.com

    jamescliftonhuffman.com

    PS: I made a revision

    PS: I made a revision

  • Casey

    Casey NYC

    :D

    biggrin

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