Watch these Short Films from THE SHORT LIST if you are sick of Valentine’s Day

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THE SHORT LIST (the program that I curate consisting of the best short films that I have seen that lives on the YOMYOMF YouTube channel) may be on temporary hiatus, but it doesn’t mean I can’t highlight a short film (or two or three or four…) that would be great to view on this Valentine weekend occasion.

But when perusing through The Short List Playlist, I discovered that the shorts that I selected, were in fact, were not so romantic per se, but in fact too grey in their romanticism or pretty much tragically anti-romantic.

Watch romantic short film THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW directed by James Lee

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I am a big admirer of Malaysian filmmaker James Lee, who has just released his latest short film, entitled THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW. Here’s the official synopsis:

A time-travel themed love story between Joe an ordinary young man and Yen the girl from future. Yen is here to guide Joe into choosing and creating his own path for his own future.

Lee has a solid filmography comprised of award winning indie features that have played at film festivals around the world for over a decade now. I personally like his experimental feature THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE and documentary THE BIG DURIAN, which he collaborated with fellow filmmaker Amir Muhammad.

The Short List: ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR

As part of the 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 feature Doan La’s comedy short film, ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR. We ask 5 questions to the director about the making of his film.

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

Amazing Sign Twirlers

Recently I made up some shit about sign twirlers…

So how far off was I?

Our actress, Liz Ho, did a wonderful job dancing around with the sign, goofing off, just being generally bouncy and buoyant. But Christ almighty, there are some people out there who belong in acrobatic troupes…

…or dance companies…

These guys are so good I would stop and buy an asbestos covered donut from them.

Some of the moves have names – The Helicopter, The Blender, and Spanking The Horse (the spinner puts the sign between his legs, slaps his own behind, and giddy-ups).

Uggh! Opportunity missed! Is there time for a reshoot!?

The Short List: THIS WILL ALL MAKE PERFECT SENSE SOMEDAY

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 Long-Cuu Phan, regarding the making of his short film, THIS WILL ALL MAKE PERFECT SENSE SOMEDAY.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a–8ZTGNhTY[/youtube]

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

I read 100% women, the Haruki Murakami story which the film is based on, my freshman year in college and it changed my life. I loved it and was determined to make the story into a film the first chance I got. The idea to use stop motion for the montage sequence was foremost a practical decision. It would have been impossible to shoot it on film for logistical and financial reasons. Artistically, the use of photos to represent the past was almost a given.

The Short List: BOOKIE

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 Bao Tran about the making of his film, BOOKIE.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0xJN16D_6M&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]

The Short List: THE BACHELOR – CHEWBACCA

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 Chris Marrs, director of THE BACHELOR – CHEWBACCA.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB0GAnDo-Rg&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265&index=1&feature=plcp[/youtube]

 

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

The Short List: WILLY SANTOS VS JO KOY

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 Angela Calero, director of WILLY SANTOS VS JO KOY.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0hWChSdwBQ&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]

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

The Short List (Halloween Edition): SEE/SAW

The Short List is a YOMYOMF Network series where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST.  For the month of October, we’re celebrating the strange, the macabre, and the outright scary —  Perfect for Halloween!

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 James Cookson about his film, SEE/SAW:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ahFPGC3XQs&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]

Erik Matti’s Silent Terror: VESUVIUS

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdoUsf6SrY&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]Prepared to be freaked out! Here is the final episode of our month long SILENT TERROR series in honor of BooTube on the YOMYOMF Network. From Filipino director Erik Matti, the story shows a timid man’s mundane life, until it takes a turn when he’s awakened by a vision of the Virgin Mary.

Erik is one of the most prolific genre filmmakers working in Southeast Asia today and has just opened a full-fledged green screen studio in the Philippines, where his team can produce some pretty amazing stuff. In fact, when I originally asked Erik to be a part of SILENT TERROR, I thought he would have declined, because he was knee deep in post production hell, getting his latest film, TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES ready for a Halloween release in the Philippines. Check out the trailer:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk2rccJ_vl0[/youtube]The film opened on Oct 17th.

The Short List (Halloween Edition): THE HOLE

The Short List is a YOMYOMF Network series where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST.  For the month of October, we’re celebrating the strange, the macabre, and the outright scary —  Perfect for Halloween!

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 James Cookson about his film, THE HOLE: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygWXt3fn_5w&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]

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

The Short List (Halloween Edition): TAXI

The Short List is a YOMYOMF Network series where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST.  For the month of October, we’re celebrating the strange, the macabre, and the outright scary —  Perfect for Halloween!

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.

We ask 5 questions to the filmmaking team (Arianje Az and Nadia Yuliani) behind TAXI (Taksi), a horror short film from Indonesia…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRt8eqOwmfc[/youtube]

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