Short Films [Favorites]

by takingthereins | created - 27 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Action, Crime

Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Sammi Rotibi, Karlin Walker

Votes: 8,671

2. Treevenge (2008)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan, Jayden Taylor

Votes: 2,229

3. Portal: No Escape (2011)

7 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A woman, named Chell, wakes up in a testing facility with no memory of how she got there. The one thing on her mind, escape.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Danielle Rayne, Alex Albrecht, Brad Arnold, James Logan

Votes: 2,070

4. Halo: Helljumper (2012)

22 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Halo Helljumper is an unofficial live action Halo fan series that follows the life of one human ODST from his enlistment in the UNSC before the Human-Covenant War to around the Fall of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wang | Stars: Bradley Rose, Mingyu Chu, Phil Cappadora, Kimberly Carvalho

Votes: 397

5. Power Rangers (2015)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 3,134

6. Alive in Joburg (2005)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome, Dawie Ackermann, Sweetness Hlomza

Votes: 3,521

7. Yellow (IV) (2006)

4 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

An android is given the ability to think and learn and lives among society for 18 months.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Julien Phipps, Gideon Karmel, Jason Bell, Jaeson Lee

Votes: 497

8. Tetra Vaal (2004)

2 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A police robot patrols the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Votes: 565

9. Tempbot (2006)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A robot is assigned an ordinary office job.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Kirsten Robek, Patricia Idlette, Balinder Johal, Trevor Cawood

Votes: 583

10. The Flying Man (2013)

10 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

A super powered vigilante defies the law using extreme violence to fight crime.

Director: Marcus Alqueres | Stars: Nick Smyth, Rick Cordeiro, Justin T. Lee

Votes: 897

11. Lights Out (V) (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

When you are all alone in a small dark room, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness or is it the uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move?

Director: David F. Sandberg | Star: Lotta Losten

Votes: 5,192

12. Alexia (2013)

9 min | Short, Horror

Although Alexia, Franco's ex-girlfriend, has been deceased for some time, Franco still has her as a contact on his social network. When he decides to delete her and move on, something strange starts to manifest through his computer.

Director: Andrés Borghi | Stars: Sergio Berón, Paula Carruega, Pilar Boyle

Votes: 515

13. Bedfellows (2008)

3 min | Short, Drama, Horror

It is only a few minutes before one in the morning and the rude and repetitive noise of an incoming call ruptures the stillness of the night. Who could that be at this hour? And why is the husband as stiff as a corpse?

Director: Drew Daywalt | Stars: Kerry Finlayson, Peter Giliberti, Edin Gali

Votes: 971

14. 2AM: The Smiling Man (2013)

4 min | Short, Horror

While walking home late one night, a man notices another man walking as well. Only this man has an eerie smile. What are his intentions?

Director: Michael Evans | Stars: Sean Simon, Paul Foltz

Votes: 847

15. Lie Detector (2011)

4 min | Short, Comedy

Dane only has one chance to make a stellar first impression. Good thing there's a lie detector present at his job interview! *BEEP* He's screwed. And he's going to find out just how much the truth really hurts.

Director: Paul Emerson | Stars: Danny Gutierrez, Dane Hanson, Mike Heim

Votes: 932

16. Mech: Human Trials (2014)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

After a serious accident, a man is introduced to a designer street drug promising to restore his ravaged body. Desperate to mend himself, he becomes consumed by the drug only to discover it is threatening his humanity.

Director: Patrick Kalyn | Stars: Steve Baran, Rowland Pidlubny, Douglas Chapman, Pete Gasbarro

Votes: 177

17. Code 8 (2016)

10 min | Short, Action, Crime

A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.

Director: Jeff Chan | Stars: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, Chad Donella

Votes: 2,410

18. The Black Hole (2008)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A sleep-deprived office worker photocopies a "Black Hole" late one night. Suddenly, the possibilities seem endless. Will greed get the better of him?

Directors: Philip Sansom, Olly Williams | Star: Napoleon Ryan

Votes: 3,000

19. The Answers (2015)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

Director: Michael Goode | Stars: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver, Dawn Sorenson, Mickey Blaine

Votes: 807

20. The Gunfighter (2014)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Western

In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Director: Eric Kissack | Stars: Shawn Parsons, Scott Beehner, Brace Harris, Eileen O'Connell

Votes: 3,067

21. The Candidate (I) (2010)

19 min | Short, Mystery, Thriller

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Director: David Karlak | Stars: Robert Picardo, Tom Gulager, Meghan Markle, Vyto Ruginis

Votes: 781

22. One-Minute Time Machine (2014)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

Director: Devon Avery | Stars: Brian Dietzen, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 1,931

23. Mouse-X (2014)

15 min | Short, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Mouse-X is a mystery/sci-fi story about Anderson, a man who wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there, before slowly discovering that in each of the rooms around him ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Tagg | Star: Julian Nicholson

Votes: 719

24. Hall Fight (2016)

3 min | Short, Action

Woman breaks out of high security building.

Director: Ryan Connolly | Stars: Leisha Auyeung, Loyd Bateman, Josh Connolly, Ken Doherty

Votes: 72

25. The Smile Man (2013)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After a car accident, a man has to live the rest of his life with a smile on his face because of the nerve damage.

Director: Anton Lanshakov | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Camille Guaty, Jeremy Luke, Damien D. Smith

Votes: 1,172

26. Hyper-Reality (2016)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Virtual reality has become an essential part of life, but with the reliance on it also come downsides.

Director: Keiichi Matsuda

Votes: 120

27. Snake Bite (2016)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Thriller

Four adventurous kids. One deadly snake. Ten quick minutes. Snake Bite.

Director: Tim Hyten | Stars: Andrew Fox, Gabe White, Holden Goyette, Luke Darga

Votes: 193

28. Dust (VII) (2013)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

An alternative interpretation of a Tooth Fairy legend.

Directors: Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell | Stars: Lola Albert, Alan Rickman, Jodie Whittaker

Votes: 633

29. The Ventriloquist (I) (2012)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A ventriloquist struggles to survive with no audience while he becomes lonely- his only friend his puppet.

Director: Benjamin Leavitt | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Erin Cahill, Mike Dirksen, Patti Allison

Votes: 747

30. Sight (II) (2012)

8 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A short futuristic film featuring Augmented reality and Gamification. by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

Directors: Daniel Lazo, Eran May-Raz | Stars: Ori Golad, Deborah Aroshas

Votes: 494

31. Ruin (2011)

8 min | Animation, Short, Action

A killer drone engages in a high-speed pursuit of a man on a mission.

Director: Wes Ball

Votes: 652

32. Darth Maul: Apprentice (2016)

18 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

With his training almost complete, Darth Maul must face six Jedi in order to reach his true potential, and become a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Director: Shawn Bu | Stars: Ben Schamma, Mathis Landwehr, Svenja Jung, Eskindir Tesfay

Votes: 2,040

33. Foot Chase (2016)

2 min | Short, Action

When a woman is chased by two attackers, she is forced to make a hard decision.

Director: Ryan Connolly | Stars: Cassandra Ebner, Irma Leong, Katie Stuart

Votes: 68

34. Chainsaw (2016)

3 min | Short, Horror

When brutally attacked by a chainsaw in the middle of the night, Todd has to try and find a way to escape the villain before his gas tank is almost full.

Director: Ryan Connolly | Stars: Anthony Carboni, Nic Daire

Votes: 133

35. Proximity (2013)

11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

After waking to find their ankles rigged with proximity triggered bombs, two men find themselves bound together while being forced to play a twisted game of survival as they are hunted by their captors.

Director: Ryan Connolly | Stars: Todd Bruno, Josh Connolly, Justin Robinson, Timothy Connolly Sr.

Votes: 1,668

36. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

The main crew of the Covenant and their android Walter enjoy a final meal before cryosleep on their way to a remote planet.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 3,547



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