Amazing Recreation of THE SHINING as a Behind-The-Scenes Commercial

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This is so damn amazing with incredible attention to detail. In honor of Channel 4′s Stanley Kubrick Season, hot shot UK commercials director Siri Bunford created a “behind-the-scenes” look at the making of THE SHINING with clever “easter eggs” like the twins chilling out, a PA painting “REDRUM” on the door and other cool shout outs to the seminal horror film. See for your self.

Oh, and everyone should watch ROOM 237.

(Via The Fox is Black)

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]

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?

Why? The World’s First Lickable Elevator

While I am sure other elevators have had indiscriminate tongues lather their walls, handle bars and buttons just for shits and giggles by some odd fellows here and there, this one, on the other hand, was designed on purpose. The brainchild of some wazoo advertising firm and some British baked good called Jaffa Cakes, the lickable office elevator, at London-based communications company Engine, was covered in 1,325 lickable Jaffa Cakes—you could say it was a ‘tasteful’ alternative to a regular elevator.

Vintage Mobile Cinema

Forget food trucks! What about a mobile cinema? That’s right, they have them in the UK, with one film loving married couple who runs the Vintage Mobile Cinema, which houses a 22 seat theater with a DLP high definition projector and 7.1 Dolby Surround sound. Not too shabby, if you ask me. There used to be a whole fleet of these cinema-on-wheels bad boys back int the mid-60s, where the Ministry of Technology built several models to travel across the UK to promote the British film industry.

Photoshop Looter

Is the above image confusing? Let me explain… The London riots this past weekend seem have simmered down a bit, with more cops on the streets, but there are still pockets around the city. The damage, physical and psychological, has truly affected citizens as class tensions become even more fiery in the UK. In fact, a colleague of mine, who runs a film distribution company felt this first hand, as his inventory that was stored in a Sony DVD warehouse and hub was burned to the ground last night.

The photos of rioters coming from the AP Wire are truly weird. It’s as if ATTACK THE BLOCK became a reality! Well, it’s just human nature to eventually laugh after the face of tragedy, and here’s a prime example: a tumblr feed of photoshopped looter pics. Some are really hilarious. Hence, E.T. with the juvenile delinquent above.

Real Life X-File or the Story of the Suicidal Swedish Twins

First off, I have to say that this story is real. Ripped from the British headlines. Caught on tape by BBC cameramen. It is truly one of the most bizarre stories reported by mainstream media.

In the summer of 2008, twin sisters from Sweden are wandering along a major freeway, the M6, in the Midlands area of Great Britain. Both run into oncoming traffic, and one of them is hit but miraculously is not injured. Coincidentally, a BBC cameraman is accompanying two traffic cops in a squad car, taping them for a BBC reality show called Motorway Cops. They are on the scene, and well, I think this BBC news report will pretty much explain it all… [metacafe]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1797829/unbelievable_motorway_accident/[/metacafe] Ursula Erikkson, the twin in the green sweater who was hit by an 18-wheeler, with a multiple compound fractures below the waist, is awake and alert, and is literally crawling, trying to break away from the police. Sabina, the one in red, who was charged with assault, hit TWICE by cars, seems uninjured and it took 6 grown men to restrain her.