SHORT FILM SELECTION II
Short Film Selection II
Monday, October 17, 5:00pm
Found, US 2011, 3 min, Dir: Brian Levi Bowman
Trolley, US 2011, 5 min, Dir: Mitchell Winkie
The Revenge of the Egg, China/US 2011, 13 min, Dir: Lin Wang
VIPS, US 2011, 6 min, Dir: Benjamin Haslup
Signal, US 15 min, Dir: Brian George and Galen Jackson
In the Cooler, US 2011, 12 min, Dir: Brad Binning
Porn Masala, Singapore 2011, 15 min, Dir: Ken Kwek
Many film critics bemoan the fact that experimental films have become a mainstream category in itself. It is the abstract and impressionistic techniques that allow these films to inspire innovation. The avant-garde films in this selection showcase the importance of taking a stand against norms in order to achieve one’s internal happiness.
Based on a poem discovered on the streets of Manhattan, Found explores the deep meanings behind the anonymous author’s words. The concept of love lost is explored as a paper bag man searches for a paper bag woman in Trolley. In Revenge of the Egg, a woman uses an illustrated book of the universe in order to make all of her decisions, even with something as simple as deciding which egg to cook.
In the near future, Virtual-In-Home-Personal-Shoppers, or VIPS are artificial intelligent machines that study personal preferences and trends, but one man who does not want his life analyzed learns that pulling the plug isn’t easy. In Signal, two siblings unbeknownst of an outside world, pursue the unknown head-on to find the world unfurling before them as they face the first and greatest decision of their lives .
Stuck between his boss's funeral and funeral procession, a man ponders life, loss, pigeons, urinals, and what might happen when he talks to the boss's wife, as he sits In the Cooler. An amateur actor snags the lead role in Singapore's first 'art-house porno', only to discover that the part requires him to dig far deeper than he ever expected, in Porn Masala.