We hear it all the time: “less is more.” But how do you accomplish that effectively?
These short films are some of the best examples of how to tell a compelling story in beautifully executed short form.
1. George Lucas In Love
Writer’s block is the worst; especially for 1967 USC college student, George Lucas. When a young woman with an unusual hairstyle becomes his muse, he begins to see that he is surrounded by inspiration.
2. Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche explores a fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper real fantasy.
3. Grandma’s Not A Toaster
Three siblings plot to steal their ailing Grandmother’s fortune, without realizing Grandma has a plot of her own.
4. A Cat In Paris
Dino, a precocious pet cat that leads a double life in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night, he sneaks out the window to work with Nico, a slinky cat burglar with a big heart.
5. Bis Gleich
Albert and Marta, both in their late 70s, live across the street from one another in a bustling section of Berlin’s Mitte. Every day at 9:00 am, the two neighbors meet – each in their respective windows – to watch the world unfold.