The Short List: REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films here on the YOMYOMF blog, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we present Montreal-based Jonathan Ng’s award-winning REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE. He graciously answered our quick questionnaire in-between development meetings for his next project.

How to Break Up With Only Hollywood Film Titles

AMOUR

Since it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday, I thought it would be good to finger flick the face of all that false romantic consumerism with this funny video by the the crew from POYPAC Comedy and their latest YouTube video, “Movie Title Break-Up,” where what looks like a married couple at a romantic dinner. Soon, accusations are exchanged and things escalate to an inevitable break-up. And all of the dialogue in this short are Hollywood movie titles. Pretty clever! Check it out for yourself.

(Via Grantland)

The Short List: VIA TEXT

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Abe Foreman-Greenwald about his short film VIA TEXT.

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Breakup

So it turns out I kissed my hand for nothing.

And it’s probably for the best.  I got a little caught up in my 11 year old son Gabriel’s love life, and when he told me a month or so ago that he thought “something might happen” at the middle school Halloween party, I’m not going to lie, I got pretty excited.  He and Colleen had been “dating” for a week or two, which essentially means they said they were “dating,” used that particular word, but had no clue as to what it meant.

Clues can be elusive, even for the post-pubescent set.  Yesterday fellow Offender Beverly told us about a dear friend who was in tears trying to figure out what the last two years in a relationship meant – if anything.

What I Learned on YOMYOMF This Week – April 18-24, 2010

If you’ve ever sat in your rocking chair, sipping Texas Tea and watching the sunset, and wondered if superheroes would be better with breasts; if Peter O’Toole is Hot or Not; or if blueberries make you think about another man’s testicles, first of all, the fact that you would have to think about those things means that something is extremely wrong with you.

You should really see someone about that.

It would also mean you haven’t been keeping up with YOMYOMF this week, you naughty, naughty human.  Lucky for you, I’m here to catch you up on all the lessons you could’ve already learned.  Yeah, that’s right, human.  Use me, use me:

Cartoons are animated for a reason. No, not because animation has a magical quality real life can never match.

Yellow people with big eyes.

It’s because some things you just can’t un-see.  No matter how hard you try. – WHAT IF CARTOON CHARACTERS WERE REAL