Shorts Block Experimental: Cutting The Glass Cell

Shorts Block Experimental: Cutting The Glass Cell

8 shorts for the price of 1 ticket!



Tornado

Tornado

An experimental video adapted from the one-line poems from Kathryn Mockler’s series This Isn’t a Conversation.

“Tornado” is an absurd text conversation between two unnamed speakers over found film footage.

2020 / USA / 2 min / Experimental
Directed By Kathryn Mockler Mockler


Lairs

Lairs

Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple’s love.

2020 / USA / 2 min / Experimental
Directed By Emma Penaz Eisner


Affixed

Affixed

Affixed is a short experimental film which explores how obsession traverses in the mind, submerging one in a repetitive rhythm. Xara is a personification of obsession who finds her muse in Ben and makes him obsessed with a particular tune of music. The film is divided into three chapters with each chapter exploring what obsession does in a person’s mind in stages. The elements which Xara interacts with is a metaphorical representation of various human emotions.

2020 / Australia / 8 min / Experimental
Directed By Himanshi Handa
Cast: Shalane Connors, Ben Hamilton


Desert

Desert

An aimless man attempts to escape the predatory force of the desert.

2020 / USA / 3 min / Experimental
Directed By Brett Jones
Cast: Henry DelBello


The Dark, Debra

Debra Paget is sad, lonely and can’t stop worrying. Will she ultimately have to face her own ghosts?

The Dark, Debra references Mark Robinson’s The Dark, Krystle (2013) and develops a related narrative of a woman in a state of unrest and seclusion. Through digital editing and image modification, Debra Paget – cast in a supporting role in the original sample – is featured as the sole character. Part experimental fiction, part remake, supercut and music video, The Dark, Debra seeks to reveal the fixed concepts applied to Debra Paget’s Hollywood persona and to produce more ambiguous notions of identity, intention and subversion.

2019 / Austria / 4 min / Experimental
Directed By Dina Yanni


Closets Keep Suburban Boys Home

Closets Keep Suburban Boys Home

Two boys struggle with love and heartbreak in closeted suburbia.

2020 / USA / 7 min / Drama, LGBTQ
Directed By Matt Mitchell
Cast: Alexander Pires, Ben Hirschhorn, Danny Breslin


The Ephemeral Orphanage

The Ephemeral Orphanage

A group of tattered paper dolls daydream alternate realities and surreptitiously explore the hidden lives of their strict and secretive caregivers. Hijinks ensue and discoveries are made as the characters live out their childhood fantasies. Created with found paper dolls cut from a 1920’s newspaper and found in an attic, the film explores the adults attempt to dictate what girls learn, and the children’s talent for discovering forbidden knowledge.

2020 / USA / 15 min / Experimental, Animation, Sci-Fi, Silent Film
Directed By Lisa Barcy


Execution

Execution

A renegade band of females stages an execution of rapists and killers in a classroom.

2020 / USA / 45 min / Experimental
Directed By Stavit Allweis
Cast: Natalia Plaza, Yana Bron, Chiara De Caroli, Lieselotte