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Another lighthearted short this week.

It’s about a man who tries to cheat death.

It’s remarkable that this one was made by a group of students.

Enjoy!

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I picked this one because it made me weep like a twelve year old girl.

It’s about an old woman who gains a new robotic housekeeper.

Enjoy!

Your Lucky Day from Daniel Brown on Vimeo.

I actually saw this short a while back, but it has stuck with me for so long that I decided it needs to be made the short of the week.

This one is a little different from last week’s, as it is live action instead of animation. The production value is definitely pretty high for a short film, and it even has a familiar face in the cast- Rider Strong (Shawn from Boy Meets World).

It’s also pretty long for a short, running a little over 15 minutes, but I assure you, it’s really good.

Your Lucky Day is about greed and how the possibility of wealth and power will drive people to commit unspeakable acts.

This one is also pretty violent (I promise this won’t be a running theme) and kind of sexual, so maybe look over your shoulder before checking this one out.

Enjoy!

What’s this? A new post? On a Wednesday? HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD?

No. But I have decided to start writing a WEEKLY segment here creatively titled (shut up) Short of the Week.

As it turns out, there is a wealth of amazing short films on Youtube. So every Wednesday, I am going to spotlight one of these shorts.

It works out for everyone- you are entertained for 5-10 minutes, the creators reach a new audience, and I get those precious, precious site views.

The first Short of the Week is called The Blackwater Gospel by The Animation Group.

It’s a cool little film about a desert town. Very stylized and aesthetic. There’s also a really great original song. I will warn you that it’s pretty violent, so I guess don’t watch it at work.

I was struck when I first saw this because it tackles a lot of big themes in the short run time, like fear of death, religion, and the herd mentality.

Post your thoughts in the comments.

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