Weekly Short Films Vol. 3 – Paranoia, On Time & Sign Language
A paranoid train ride, a lesson in love and a man’s last day at his job in all new edition of weekly short films on the web.
We’re back in a late edition of Weekly Short Films, where we give you some of the best short films from around the web. This week, there’s three very different feeling short films on display and you’re going to like what they have to offer. So let’s begin.
Animation has always been successful at the box office in terms of features, but if you really want to see creativity in the genre, look no further than amazing indie short films that take it to a new level entirely. One such simple but very effective short film is ‘Paranoia’ directed by Sandeepan Chanda. The plot follows a guy at night travelling in a Mumbai local train when a mysterious passenger sits in the same cabin. Just check it out:
A very effective piece that actually delivers on the suspense level and stays true to its title. Great way of telling a story. Let’s move to the next one.
Our short film collection is never finished without a bit of romance thrown in, but here’s something different – the short film ‘On Time’ is actually about something else even though it deals with love and heartbreak in some sense. Directed by Ted Chung, it’s about a man heartbroken in love at the airport who receives a visit from a mysterious stranger offering something to him. It’s great storytelling all the way through and a powerful ending that re-enforces the theme of the film beautifully. Great acting as well here. Check it out:
Wasn’t that a memorable ending? Didn’t see that coming at all. Now, onto our final short film of the day.
If you found the first two short films a little on the heavy side, here’s our final short film that will definitely bring a smile on your face as it ends. Certainly did that to me and I got a little emotional to be honest. Directed by Oscar Sharp, it’s about a man who works as one of the sign board guys you see at streets promoting shops around the corners. As he narrates and takes us through the last day of his job, a surprise awaits him. All I can say is you’ve got to watch it:
A charming short film that looks beautiful but has a great message as well.
And that’s it for this week. Next week, we will bring to you a short film that I personally watch again and again and may be one of the best short films on Vimeo.
That’s it for this week. 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.