1. Russian Roulette - WINNER Sundance London, Official Selection Sundance 2015


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    London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a cosmonaut on chat roulette... BEHIND THE SCENES - https://vimeo.com/90733534 Made for under £50 while on pre-production for another film, 'Russian Roulette' is proof that the best effect your astro-short will ever need is a smart writer (Oli Fenton) and great actors (Bec Hill, Stewart Lockwood). For more from the flick, check out facebook.com/RussianRouletteShortFilm2013 or www.benastondirector.com WINNER JURY PRIZE Sundance London online short competition 2014 Starring Bec Hill @bechillcomedian - http://www.bechillcomedian.com/ Stewart Lockwood @Lockers2525 - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3935034/ Directed by: Ben Aston @benastondir - www.benastondirector.com Written by: Oli Fenton @thunderfenton Produced by: Ryan Bennett Cinematography: Darren Joe - @digitaldarren - http://www.darrenjoe.com/ Webcam DOP: Michael Dorgan - @DorganMichael - http://www.goforth-films.com/about/ Production Design: Jonathan Hillson Composer: James Morris - http://www.jamesmorris.org.uk/ Sound: Tiago Morelli @jacknash - www.jacknash.tumblr.com Gaffers: Manos Ioannou & Oliver Cottam Colourist: David Herrera featuring 'Space Odditty' by David Bowie - Copyright Sony Music Entertainment Special Thanks: Tom Rosenthal, Karim Yahyaoui ALSO, check out our other SotW and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Dinner and a Movie' https://vimeo.com/46071455 as well as the film I was working on when we made this, 'He Took His Skin Off For Me' https://vimeo.com/77898342. You can check out the wonderful writeup about the film by Ivan Kander at SotW here - http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/04/02/russian-roulette/ Official Selection- SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 WINNER- Jury Prize: Sundance London Competition Shnit international Short Fest 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival 2014 London Short Film Festival 2015 Bath International Film Festival 2014 LA Comedy Festival 2014 Interfilm Berlin 30th Short Film Festival 2014 Heart Of Gold International Film Festival 2014 Smalls Film Festival 2014 Thurrock Short Film Festival 2014 Monstronale Film Fest 2014

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    • Punchlines For Progress: Why Jon Stewart is one of the most trusted men in America.


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      Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester. From the Red Scare through today this tradition continues to inform and speak truth to power. Featuring Amy Goodman, Lenny Bruce, George Carlen, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, and Marten Luther King Jr. among others. This is a “Mash Up” documentary, a reflexive art form that allows the artist to create their own ‘meaning’ out of media based cultural artifacts. This video collage technique helps people to surpass passive consumption by becoming active producers of media. Through the act of reappropriating, recontextualizing, and remixing, media awareness becomes less of a bombardment and more of a game. Lawrence Lessig suggests that remix is “the modern day equivalent of quoting authors in papers and books. He argues, “It is a type of literacy… a form of expression that is increasingly defining young generations!” This language of remix is a digital call and response culture where source material is recycled repeatedly to expand on ideas and provoke further social discourse. Comedians are true remix arts. Through imitation and reinterpretation they allow us to look at the world from their perspective. Weather it be racism or religion, stand-comedians have opened doors for our first amendment rites by reveling in our cultural taboos. In Punchlines For Progress I am merging the art of the satirists in American culture with the experimental stile of Internet remix artists. I’m interested in the rebellious tendencies of both art forms and their attempts at disseminating alternative socio-political commentary to the masses through nontraditional methods. Both have histories of confronting the law very openly. Both push social boundaries and have the ability to inform and transform American culture, and both have been described as symptoms of its decline. What is so frightening about theses methods of self-expression? What positive contributions do they offer and how are they changing the way we communicate? This film falls under the Copyright act of 1976 that allows people “Fair Use” of any public footage when used for social commentary and criticism. It was created during my studies at university with much forethought into the democratization of media. It is not intended to lessen the importance of copyright laws. Instead it is meant to level the playing field of public discourse by utilizing the worlds largest digital library. This doc is 46min long, cut from 400 hours of footage and around 100 sources with proper credits given to the materials used.

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      • Enough Stones: A documentary about Homer Shadowheart


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        Homer Shadowheart is a local musician/ comedian who has received some bad news. I told him I'd put a short together about himself if he was interested and he was. I had the idea to give Homer the camera and let him film his own life for a month. Then I edited it. If you would like to contact Homer you can do so through his myspace at http://www.myspace.com/homershadowheart

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        • Maria Bamford's Christmas Special!


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          Our favorite Midwestern comedian Maria Bamford gives her fans the best holiday gift ever-- a one-hour Christmas stand-up comedy special! Enjoy!

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          • Yuk-Yuks set, January 17th, 2011.


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            "It was like art." -- Larry Horowitz "You were hilarious!" -- Kate Barberio "That was weird. Never do it again." -- Random crowd member who wouldn't tell me his name.

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            • Behind the Scenes of 'Russian Roulette'


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              5,260 Plays / / 15 Comments

              Check out the actual film here - https://vimeo.com/90733535 Made for under £50 while on pre-production for another film, 'Russian Roulette' is proof that the best effect your astro-short will ever need is a smart writer (Oli Fenton) and great actors (Bec Hill, Stewart Lockwood). For more from the flick, check out https://www.facebook.com/RussianRouletteShortFilm2013 www.benastondirector.com ALSO, check out our other SotW and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Dinner and a Movie' https://vimeo.com/46071455 as well as the film I was working on when we made this, 'He Took His Skin Off For Me' https://vimeo.com/77898342

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              • Ladies and Gentlemen, Pavla Mikula


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                My friend Pavla did stand-up for the first time at Comix last night. It was one of the best 4 minutes of my life. She also runs her own shitty jokes site, shittyjokes.tumblr.com

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                • We were aliens!


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                  My first movie for the summer 2010 and not the last, that's for sure! This short movie was filmed in my backyard with the help of two friends, Benjamin Dubreuil and Dmitri Komarov. It was the year's first day of DHing for me, on our wonderful cracky n bumpy roads. And yes, we were possessed! PLEASE, give me some feedback! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Mon premier vidéo de l'été 2010 et non le dernier! Ce court métrage fut filmé dans ma cours-arrière en une journée, avec l'aide de deux amis; Benjamin Dubreuil et Dmitri Komarov. C'était ma première journée de DH de l'année, sur nos super routes garnotteuses. Et oui, nous étions possédés! SVP laissez moi des commentaires!

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                  • Standup - Marc Maron


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                    Comedian Marc Maron live at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Marc's WTF with Marc Maron podcast is at: www.wtfpod.com and is one of the top podcasts on iTunes. "You know when you make popcorn there are always those fluffy white kernels that are good to eat, and there are also those burnt, black kernels that don't pop. You know why they don't pop? That's because they have integrity." Recorded live on August 15, 2009 by Rational Entertainment Productions. Maron's website: www.marcmaron.com

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                    • The Heather Gold Show from SXSW


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                      The Heather Gold Show from SXSW

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