What’s Up, good people?! Welcome to your weekly buzz report from ITSASHORT.COM. As you know, SUNDANCE is rolling and itsashort is flowing. And, We’re Talking short Films.
You need to flow with us this Thursday as we are planning to host another Google hangout, this time with award-winning filmmaker Elliot Gonzo and media mogul Brandon Broussard. These guys will answer all your questions about filmmaking, and Gonzo will discuss his critically-acclaimed short “Sour Milk.”
“Sour Milk” is a gritty and dark comedic delight, so much so that it earned Gonzo a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination and a Best Story award at last year’s London International Fimmaker Festival.
Here is the trailer, but you should subscribe at Itsashort.com where you can view it in its wondrous entirety.
The Google Hangout is scheduled Thursday at 8 p.m. You will be able to follow the live stream here.
Want more info about “Sour Milk?” Visit this link.
‘Sundancing’ In Park City
Did we mention that itsashort is at Sundance? Of course we did. Our fearless team has been making the rounds in Park City. They created connections and participated in important discussions about filmmaking, technology and distribution. One of the panels, entitled “A New Deal?“, focused on the relationship between film and distribution.
Here’s a clip of Ted Hope, head of distribution for Amazon, who took part in the “New Deal” panel.
The Sundance short films program is robust, 72 entries in all and, as expected, they run the gamut. One is a six-minute, animated dandy called “Bob Dylan Hates Me,” which features the rock legend himself. Ever wonder what it’s like to meet your idol in real life? This film explores that question.
The documentary short, “Bacon & God’s Wrath” is about a 90-year-old Jewish woman who prepares to try bacon for the first time. Here’s the trailer from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival:
What would Sundance be without documentary shorts? This year’s entries tackle hot-button issues. There’s “Verbatim: The Ferguson Case,” about the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Then, there are those oddball entries that are simply compelling, like “The Chickening,” which is a rework of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, only it features – um – poultry. According to The Wrap, the animated short had Midnight audiences “clucking at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.”
Sundance ends January 31. There is a plethora of festival programs you can stream live. Check out live events at this link and get all your up-to-the-minute festival updates on Twitter. And while you’re at it, follow itsashort.com on Twitter for news about short films we’re excited about and events in Park City and beyond.
Until then, be well. We’ll be back next week with the full Sundance “4-1-1.”
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