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The Smile Man Starring Willem Dafoe

Trigger Street Productions presents "Jameson First Shot" starring Willem Dafoe. Winner for Russia "The Smile Man" written and directed by Anton Lanshakov.


Two Chips

Two Chips: An Animated Short

Based on a true story of a woman telling a joke while drunk.

Narration by Morgan Patch


Stop Motion Animation with 500 Smartphones

Video for Korean smartphone maker Pantech. This Matrix inspired video was created by building a 'Vega city' using hundreds of Vega No 6 smartphones, requiring three weeks of preparation to create 1,600 paper characters which then took 170 hours stop motion shooting to animate.


Perihelion

Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem. It is a short film that toes the line between narrative and non-narrative, essentially having no real beginning, middle or end.

The idea being that you could start watching it at any point and it would (hopefully) have the same impact.

Visually, I was heavily inspired by the work of a number of German painters from the early 20th century. Notably: Otto Dix, Richard Oelze, Ingrid Griebel-Zietlow, Rudolf Schlichter and Max Ernst, as well as Francisco Goya. This is sort of a tribute to the work of these artists living in a time of Fascism and impending war, which really informed their work in a distinct way.

Story, art and animation by Nick Cross
Audio samples courtesy of Freesound.org


Who Won the American Revolution?

In which John Green teaches you about the American Revolution. And the Revolutionary War. I know we've labored the point here, but they weren't the same thing. In any case, John will teach you about the major battles of the war, and discuss the strategies on both sides. Everyone is familiar with how this war played out for the Founding Fathers; they got to become the Founding Fathers. But what did the revolution mean to the common people in the United States? For white, property-owning males, it was pretty sweet. They gained rights that were a definite step up from being British Colonial citizens. For everyone else, the short-term gains were not clear. Women's rights were unaffected, and slaves remained in slavery. As for poor white folks, they remained poor and disenfranchised. The reality is it took a long time for this whole democracy thing to get underway, and the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness weren't immediately available to all these newly minted Americans.

Turn on the captions, you'll like them.


In Between

A young woman is being followed by a crocodile who represents her shyness. As he makes her life a living helle, she tries byevery means to get rid of him.

By Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries Binet, Sandrine Hanji Kuang, Juliette Laurent, Sophie Markatatos (Les Gobelins School).


What Happened?

This investigation starts off with a bang!

A short skit starring TomSka and the guys from 5 Second Films.


Wildebeest

A couple of wildebeest contemplate crossing a river.


Bill Plympton: Summer Bummer

A man about to go swimming imagines what horrors could be lurking deep in in the waters of his backyard pool.

From Bill Plympton


Bela: L'Homme Chat

A short documentary shot during Cannes Film Festival 2011.

"Bela" follows the day in the life of a street performer named Bela Erdei or "the cat man". Bela, a recognizable face to some, travels hours by train throughout the south of France to perform with his affectionate house cats. An affable and eccentric character who has a real passion for what he does.

Produced by Real Ideas Studio 2011.


Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right (Revisited) Full Length

It's a celebrity overdose in this short film from the Beastie Boys starring Elijah Wood and Will Ferrell as Ad-Rock, Danny McBride and Jack Black as MCA, and Seth Rogen and John C. Reilly as Mike D. Also appearing are Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Adam Scott, Mike Mills, Rainn Wilson, Arabella Field, Ted Danson, Roman Coppola, Shannyn Sossamon, Steve Buscemi, Amy Poehler, Mary Steenburgen, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Arthur Scipio Africano, Alfredo Ortiz, Milo Ventimiglia, Jody Hill, Silvia Suvadova , Jason Schwartzman, Losel Yauch, Chlo Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Clint Caluory, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Martin Starr, a Delorean, and the Boys themselves.