Weekly Short Films Vol. 1: Chatter, The Last Solitude & Table 7
A webcam chat goes awry, a touching goodbye and the truth behind fortune cookies in our first edition of a weekly collection of 3 best short films around the web.
An experience of watching a short film can sometimes be more satisfying than watching any kind of feature film, and there are some stories that are best fitted for the short film format. Thanks to the advent of the Internet, there are plenty of great short films to find online that take risks and deliver thrills and stories that features never can.
Being a filmmaker myself, I’m always on the lookout for excellent short films online and I’ve watched more than a fair share of them online. So I decided to create this weekly column here to post 3 great short films every week of different genres for your sensibilities and you can not only enjoy them but tip me off of anything great you’ve seen that you’d like featured.
So let’s get on with it.
First off, we have a horror short film that may just creep you out majorly. It’s called Chatter and it’s written and directed by Leo Resnes, and it follows a girl in her apartment at night having a webcam chat with her boyfriend until her venture into an online website leads to horrific results. I really love the music and the sound effects used here and it definitely manages to freak you out more than most horror films of late.
Give it a watch below:
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/16487049 w=430&h=280]
That was pretty damn good, wasn’t it? Let’s move on to something more touching.
Back to Solitude
Next up, we have a very artistically done and touching short film called ‘Back to Solitude’ directed by Joschka Laukeninks which tells the story of a breakdown of a relationship between a man and a woman. Its structure and style of telling the story is what makes it so effective, not to mention that it looks very beautiful.
Check it out:
[vimeo https://vimeo.com/27764822 w=430&h=280]
Very heartfelt way to portray the start and end of a relationship. Now, to something more light hearted.
Our final short film of the week is a very creative one to say the least. It’s called ‘Table 7′ and it’s written and directed by Marko Slavnic, and follows a couple having an argument on their dinner table at a restaurant and they realise that they’re being watched. It’s engrossing to watch at the start and when the twist is revealed, you can’t help but smile at the ingenuity of it. Probably the best film you’ll ever see with fortune cookies in it.
Here you go:
[vimeo https://vimeo.com/19237917 w=430&h=280]
Pretty cool stuff right here. Short but sweet.
That’s it for this week in short films. If you’ve seen a great short film that you would like me to feature, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure to check it out.
Until then, watch out till next week when I’ll have another assortment of short films to make your week.