Arin’s – Sundance Short Films Blog
Its just a mixed bag- you know – short films – have of them are great – and half of them are just painfully awful and like.
Background voice: Film Making 101
Its just like – why the blood and the gore and the hanging from the ceiling
Background Voice: The masturbating
The masturbating, homosexuality, threesomes – its like why all that, you know.
We talked about a short film by a Swedish Director called, “Peace Talk”.
There is a place in my heart for that film. Your text message said it all. “We can’t come right now cause we are watching a short Swedish lesbian kid flick – whatever you said.
Background voice: Then we talked about the animated film called “The Tragic Story of Nling”
I think they are not shitting us, I think they are literally shot the film and printed out pages and xeroxed them to get that sort of xeroxed effect and cut them out and put them on an animation stand and single handedly one by one created the film as they wanted it – capturing the frames and not doing that much in post.
It – it is interesting how you can be much more playful when you depart from normal limitations of reality – you know. So I thought it was cool that ah, they they – the comedy of that short was so like ridiculous.
Donkey, it’s a fzzkin miracle.
Some of the things that they were doing were totally low budget but those become actual qualities – in – in keep it in that realm of sort of like kindergarten aesthetic arts and crafts project and keep it playful enough and and if they were to correct some of these things they would get it too too polished too whatever but to contrast that.
Man in Vehicle: Don’t be too judgmental.
Background Voice: I think the last short film was an exercise in something completely different – totally high production value and totally like good acting and really great like story telling and a good statement about relationships made in a relatively short number of time which is kinda hard to do.
And um funny the entire time and not making you feel like oh, this is some big realization of like what it means to be in a relationship – while you are watching it – its just more entertaining but ultimately it gets to the end while simultaneously being outrageous but also like being like really on point and just really like – just really capturing – capturing the fzzked up dynamics you can get into with people um, it sort of ends on actually a pretty nice note.
Man in Vehicle: I’m syced.