1. In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.

    ESPN 30 for 30 short. Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hot Docs, and more.
    WINNER - Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016

    Directed by:
    Mickey Duzyj

    Produced by:
    Mona Panchal
    Yuka Uchida (Japan)

    Edited by:
    Casimir Nozkowski

    Composed by:
    Terry Dame

    Executive Producers:
    Erik Rydholm
    Connor Schell
    Libby Geist
    John Dahl

    Director of Photography:
    Nobutaka Shirahama

    Original Art by:
    Mickey Duzyj

    Art Assistant:
    Kyle Stecker

    Animation by:
    Naoko Hara

    Sound design by:
    Greg Smith

    Featuring:
    Koji Hashiguchi
    Masashi Yoshida
    Dai Muneishi
    Ken Ishii

    # vimeo.com/176459945 Uploaded 236K Plays 29 Comments
  2. The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...

    BEHIND THE SCENES - vimeo.com/116467047

    Please turn off the lights. Use headphones. Go full screen. It's worth it.

    'He Took His Skin Off For Me' is a practical SFX fairytale. No CGI whatsoever. Based on the short story by Maria Hummer it is my grad film from the London Film School. It took myself and producer Fiona Lamptey 2 years, 217 Kickstarter backers and a whole lot of fake blood to pull off. SFX legend Colin Arthur (NeverEnding Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey) helped us achieve the impossible, allowing SFX Supervisor Jen Cardno and her team set a new standard for anatomical practical effects. Actor Sebastian Armesto (Anonymous, Pirates of the Caribbean) spent as long as 8hrs in makeup each day to bring this story to life. Alongside Anna Maguire (Saving Private Ryan, Parade's End) they both give us something wonderful, horrible and completely unique. I don’t want to tell people what the film should be. Even finding a genre to describe it is difficult. I want people to come to this film just like I came to the original story, completely unprepared.

    If I can leave with one pearl of wisdom, though; if you take off your skin just to be with somebody? That’s only ever going to end messy…

    Extra Materials
    Behind the Scenes documentary (23mins) - vimeo.com/116467047
    Maria Hummer reads her original story - vimeo.com/67548806
    Early makeup tests - vimeo.com/67283889
    Teaser Trailer (aka deleted scene) - vimeo.com/77898342
    Condensed score by Mark Sayfritz - soundcloud.com/mark-dog-sayfritz/he-took-his-skin-off-for-me

    FOR MORE, Check out-
    hetookhisskinoffforme.com
    facebook.com/HeTookHisSkinOffForMe
    twitter.com/SkinShortFilm
    benastondirector.com
    twitter.com/BenAstonDir

    ALSO, check out our other recent Sundance film and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Russian Roulette' vimeo.com/90733535 as well as our previous film 'Dinner and a Movie' vimeo.com/46071455. You can check out the wonderful writeup about the film by Rob Munday at SotW here - shortoftheweek.com/2015/01/12/he-took-his-skin-off-for-me/

    AWARDS

    WINNER: Best Student Film 2015: Short of the Week
    WINNER: Best Production: Underwire 2015
    WINNER: Audience Award: Toronto After Dark 2014
    WINNER: Screentest London 2015 awards
    NAMED: 21 best shorts of the 21st century - XFDR

    OFFICIAL SELECTION

    BFI London Film Festival 2014
    Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014
    Fantastic Fest 2014
    London Short Film Festival 2015
    Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014
    St. Louis International Film Festival 2014
    Cinequest International Film Festival 2015
    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2015
    Hollyshorts International Shortfest 2014
    Underwire Women's Film Festival 2014
    Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2014
    Leeds International Film Festival 2014
    Brussels International Short Film Festival 2015

    PLUS

    Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 /Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014 / Nitehawk Short Film Festival 2014 /Filmquest 2015 / FEST New Directors | New Films Festival / ComicCon 2015 / Crested Bute 2015 / Stanley Film Festival 2015 / Leiden International Film Festival 2015 / Meme Pas Peur Iternational short film festival 2015 / Horror dog Hotdog Short Film Festival / Golden Anteaters 2015 / British Shorts Film Festival 2015 / Imagine international film festival 2014 / Maryland 2014 / Down The Rabbit Hole Netherlands / Noci Cortin Film Festival 2014 / Knoxville Horror Film Festival 2014

    # vimeo.com/116498390 Uploaded 2.5M Plays 305 Comments
  3. Random Act #73
    Part of the Channel 4 Random Acts series.
    randomacts.channel4.com/

    Music by The Abassi Brothers

    Produced by Dazed Digital (dazeddigital.com/)
    & Prettybird US

    Producer Jonathan Wang
    EP Ali Brown
    Editorial & VFX - Zak Stoltz
    DP Larkin Seiple
    AC Jon Dec
    Production Design Jason Kisvarday and Kelsi Ephraim
    Sound Matt Brodnick

    Starring Billy Chew, Joyce Kim, and Daniel Scheincooler

    # vimeo.com/50996114 Uploaded 519K Plays 135 Comments
  4. Written & Directed by D.A.D.D.Y.
    Short film
    Duration: 4.50 m

    A darkly funny but nightmarish scenario, a man wakes up in hospital with a group of sound artists soundtracking his life. Mr Foley is an award winning short film directed by Dublin directing duo Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman aka D.A.D.D.Y. The film has been on the festival circuit for a while but has just premiered online for all to see, YAY!

    mrfoley.com
    teamdaddy.com
    teamdaddy[at]gmail.com
    @team_daddy

    Winner Best Short Film at the San Francisco United Short Film Festival
    Winner Best in Festival at the Fastnet Short Film Festival, Ireland
    Winner Best ‘Sound-Scape’ Award from the European Centre for the Arts at Dresden Film Festival, Germany
    Winner best film 2010 Short Short Story Film Festival, Rhode Island
    Winner Best Musical, Amsterdam Film Festival
    Winner Best Film Audience Prize, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
    Winner of the Metrópolis-Mecal Prize , Barcelona
    Winner, best Art direction International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
    Golden Méliès Nomination for best European fantastic short film, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
    Nominated for the LEO at the 24th Braunschweig Int'l Film Festival, Germany

    To see all the screenings we can remember check out:
    mrfoley.com/mr-foley-screenings.html

    # vimeo.com/20606655 Uploaded 242K Plays 83 Comments
  5. Leonard (Martin Starr - "Freaks and Geeks", "Silicon Valley") exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world. When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good. (9 min)

    For more info visit facebook.com/leonardinslowmotion

    # vimeo.com/100656498 Uploaded

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