5@5: Festival Highlights

  • American Gladiators American Gladiators
  • Bricolage Bricolage
  • Lava Lava
  • One Year Lease One Year Lease
  • Siren Siren


Throckmorton Theatre Sun, Oct 12, 2014 8:30 PM


A selection of short films from MVFF37, including:

LAVA (James Ford Murphy, US)
A new short from Disney’s Pixar, Lava is a musical love story taking place over millions of years, inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes.

THAT GOOD NIGHT (Chuck Workman)
Renowned film editor, director, and MVFF37 Tributee, Chuck Workman's 1995 short film

Sibling rivalry between sisters takes an unexpected turn in Lara Gallagher’s American Gladiators (US, 10 min).

BRICOLAGE (Michael Schwartz)
Artist and best-selling author Keri Smith (Wreck This Journal) poses the question: “How can we care about something if we don't notice it?” And then invites the camera to explore the world she creates for her readers.

Femto-Management: A Micromentary (Martin Sweeney)
Welcome to the new corporate landscape of leadership in Martin Sweeney’s visionary Femto-Management: A Micromentary (US, 12 min).

MAD GOD, PART 1 (Phil Tippett)
The animation train screams to a stop with visual effects master Phil Tippett’s first installment of Mad God (US, 11 min), where characters writhe in macabre, nightmarish splendor.

ONE YEAR LEASE (Brian Bolster)
Ahhh, renting an apartment in New York City: Tiny, challenging spaces coupled with enormous rents. Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.

SIREN (Alex Clark)
Alex Clark’s creepy Siren (Canada, 9 min) joins paramedics who face more than they bargained for in an emergency response.

Included Shorts

American Gladiators (10min) More
Bricolage (5min) More
Lava (7min) More
One Year Lease (11min) More
Siren (9min) More