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“How to Rob a House”: a vampire comedy

Adi Spektor is an accomplished actor and filmmaker. His short vampire comedy “How to Rob a House” illustrates the sophistication now possible with mobile moviemaking.

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“Tell Me About Yourself”: an audition video gone wrong

According to an old saying: “Life gives us tragedy. If we want comedy, we have to create it ourselves.”

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Chatroulette short wins top prize at Disposable Film Festival

Ben Aston’s RUSSIAN ROULETTE has taken the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Disposable Film Festival. In Aston’s 5-minute movie, a lonely London woman meets a cosmonaut in space for a chatroulette encounter. The film is funny, sad, romantic and insightful—all in the space of five minutes. There are stunning performances by the leads Bec Hill and  Steward Lockwood, along…

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FonePhace: a sci-fi flick about technology and human nature

Chicago-based filmmaker Jonathan Rivera’s sci fi drama FONEPHACE is that rare combination: an entertaining film that invites us to think, wonder, and maybe change our ways.

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GOOD BYE, BIKE: flashback in a love story

Film history includes a few deeply emotional bicycle stories such as THE BICYCLE THIEF and  BREAKING AWAY.  Now joining that list is Guillaume Blanchet’s “Good Bye,Bike,” a modern love story sure to become a classic.

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“Captain Justice”: when comedy meets fantasy

Spanish filmmaker David Muñoz has been making short films for the last 13 years, always mixing  comedy,   fantasy and sci-fi as in “”Captain Justice,” which won first prize in the 2014 Mobil Film Festival. The movie was shot on an iPhone 4 and a Sony Xperia. Of the many elements in this complex short,…

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