Quelqu’un D’extraordinaire (An Extraordinary Person) (2013)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2013 short film and Vimeo Staff Pick Quelqu’un D’extraordinaire (An Extraordinary Person) by Monia Chokri.

Short Film

What is it about?

This is how Vimeo describes this short film:

Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent 30-year-old, has everything to succeed.

But her fear of banality keeps her in a permanent state of inertia.

One day, she wakes up in an unknown suburban house after a complete blackout.

Helpless, she calls her friend Catherine and lands, against her will, in a bachelorette party with old acquaintances.

As the night unfolds and the tension builds, Sarah’s pursuit of authenticity leads to a merciless climax where secrets are unveiled, and friendships, destroyed.

Final Thoughts

I was glancing at the Vimeo Staff Picks when the thumbnail for this short film / video caught my attention for some unknown reason, and so I decided to click on it and I ended up watching the entire short film because it caught my attention as I listened to how the French was pronounced and some of the few English words in it while also keeping up with the English subtitles.

This short film managed to keep my attention until the end as it followed Sarah’s journey after she wakes up in bed in an unknown house in an unknown neighborhood not sure of what happened exactly or how she got there et cetera.

This short film presents several social situations, including one with a friend and old acquaintances, where tension builds; and it made me wonder what it might be like if me and some old acquaintances were to meet under circumstances like that, and it was interesting getting to see an example of some social situations that some people go through and how some people react in those situations.

The end,

-John Jr

Therefore I Am (2015)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick and psychological thriller short film Therefore I Am by Luke McCoubrey and Peter McCoubrey.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this short film:

A mysterious encounter between a man who claims to be from the future and the man that he claims is his former self.

What do I like about it and what might other people like about it?

I like how they managed to take this somewhat complex idea and make a simple contained short film, and I think that other people might like that as well.

Final Thoughts

This was one of those short films that I saw in the past that I had forgotten about until I was editing one of my old dream posts, there are a few other short films that I have seen that I have not done posts about yet, and there are some that I have possibly forgotten about.

The end,

-John Jr

Jakkals13 (2016)

Jakkals13
Jakkals13 (Sniper short film by Ari Kruger)

What is it?

The 2016 action comedy short film and Vimeo Staff Pick Jakkals13 (Jakkals 13) by Ari Kruger.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this short film:

After a snipers mission is compromised he must rely on his slacker housemate to see him through.

This is how Vimeo describes this short film:

After a sniper’s mission is compromised, he must rely on his deadbeat housemate to see him through.

Official Selection In-Competition SHNIT 2016

UPDATE I wrote a blog post about the process involved in making this short.

Written & Directed by Ari Kruger
Starring Adrian Collins, Brent Palmer & Paddy Lyster
Shot by James Adey
Music composed by Chris Querido
Edited by Ari Kruger
Produced by Debra Stubbs & Janette de Villiers

“Dangling Man” performed by Lance Herman

A Sketchbook Studios Production

Ike Interviews God

Source: Vimeo

What is it?

The 2014 short film Ike Interviews God that was directed by Eli Shapiro:

The Flying Man (2013)

What is it?

The 2013 short film The Flying Man.

The Flying Man

What is it about?

This is how Marcus Alqueres describes this short film:

A new superhero is coming, only this time it’s on his terms.

Will he still be considered a hero?

Directed, produced, financed, edited and story by:

Marcus Alqueres (https://twitter.com/marcusalqueres) m.alqueres@gmail.com
Sound and score by: Roger Lima (https://www.whitenoiselab.com/)
Manager: Scott Glassgold – Ground Control

Website: https://malqueres.com/the-flying-man (for press release)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TFMshort
Credits: Written by: Marcus Alqueres and Henry Grazinoli
DOP: Anthony Scott Burns
Production Manager: Christopher Yurkovich
Visual Effects: João Sita / Marcus Alqueres

Cast:
Mike: Nick Smyth
Rob: Rick Cordeiro
Voices: Justin T. Lee

Colorist: Marco Polsinelli from Topix Fx
A/B Camera: Julian Van Mill / Anthony Scott Burns / Marcus Alqueres
Script Revision: Moss Badran
Sound Recordist: David Guerra / Randy Resh
Production Assistant: Nick Bechard
Additional DOP: Marcus Alqueres (opening and hospital scenes)
Makeup: Helen Johns / Carly Sellen
Special Thanks:
Beatriz Costa / Daniel Luna / Richard Penner / Sarah Arruda
Fernando Faria / Livia Ramos / Xande Torres / Chris Bahry –
Sylvain Taillon / Chris Wallace

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