Short Break

Punctuated Equilibria will be on hiatus for a while as I focus effort elsewhere.

In the meantime (and in the spirit of obscure pertinence not unfamiliar to this blog)—please enjoy this handful of favorite short films from recent years. Each is graciously made available online via its respective creator. I hope you’ll find them as inspiring and entertaining as I have.

Until next time—thank you for reading, and best wishes.

Lara


Shadow
Writer/Director: Andrew Pang
Genre: Drama

Shadow is deeply poignant, yet subtle. These beautiful eight minutes—though all too fleeting—invoke a profound sense of melancholy awe.


Odam
Director: Vivek Elangovan
Genre: Thriller

Completed in 2015, Odam is as relevant now as it ever was. Fearful presumptions interweave with the narrative groundwork of this suspenseful, evocative story.


The Leap
Writer/Director: Karel van Bellingen
Genre: Science Fiction

Welcome to my happy place: in a mere thirty minutes, The Leap showcases a litany of personal penchants, including dystopian sci-fi, heartrending plot reveals, and a conflicted anti-hero with a tenuous chance for redemption.

http://www.theleapfilm.com

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Whisper
Director: Julian Terry
Genre: Horror

Simple, creepy brilliance. There’s something to be said for not being on the cutting edge of internet virality: I knew nothing about Whisper before I clicked this accursed YouTube link—and this video scared the &$@# out of me. I now perpetuate it here, for your enjoyment.


The Scared is Scared
Director: Bianca Giaever
Genre: Family

This sweet little short has been around since 2013, but it’s a longtime family favorite in my household. It provided early inspiration for my own kid’s interest in making movies (which, for the record, I fully condone).


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