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Best of Yay! LA: Short Films

0 Comments 26 September 2016

The collected Short Film Showcase from Yay! LA’s four-year history.

by Daniel Barron

 

Our Best Of Yay! LA collections are almost finished! We’ll have one more for you this week besides a final recap post and a handful of pieces. Here is a convenient platter of the short films and mini docs that we posted over the site’s lifespan. They gross genres and mediums and are a tribute to the indie spirit in which stories must not merely be told, they must ESCAPE!

Experiment, like, and share.

 

“Jack & The Magic Beans”

Dir. by Julieta Colas, Story and Concept by Colás, Luiz Canedo, & Luis Ángel González

Description: No magical fowl were exploited in this animated retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Read more about the short here.

 

“Actress”

Written & Directed by Kate Freund & Kyle Reiter

Description: A day in the hard-knock life of an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

Read more about the short here.

 

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“The Land of Cain”

Written & Dir. by John Henry Haseltine

Description: Two mismatched strangers go on an expedition in the woods.

Watch the film here.

 

“Lonely Hearts in Outer Space”

Written & Dir. by John Henry Haseltine

Description: “A vintage sci-fi film about love, pornography, and destroying robots in outer space.”

Read more about the short here.

 

“The Nightmare”

Dir. by Alex Krokus

Description: A short film adapted from a comic by Jensine Eckwall.

Alex’s Vimeo page

 

Stories: Erik Koral/Erika Simone

Dir. by The LA Fotografa

Description: Brittanie Renoj aka LA Fotografa spotlights Erik Koral, whose alter-ego Erika Simone became the basis for Driving is Drag, a themed rideshare service that provides a safe alternative for the LGBT community .

Read more about the short here.

 

Stories: David Vines

Dir. by The LA Fotografa

Description: Brittanie Renoj aka LA Fotografa profiles R&B/hip-hop artist David Vines in this video interview.

Read more about the short here.

 

Stories: Mike Limon

Dir. by The LA Fotografa

Description: Brittanie Renoj aka LA Fotografa profiles DJ and producer Mike Limon, aka Drumloop808.

Read more about the short here.

 

“Bitter Orange”

Written & Dir. by Hope Larson

Description: Before she was an Oscar winner, Brie Larson starred in the filmmaking debut of graphic illustrator Hope Larson.

Read an interview with Hope Larson about the short here.

 

“Lily in the Grinder”

by Michael Morgenstern

Description: A meditative, kaleidoscopic character study. What if a human life is a static, four-dimensional entity that cannot be said to truly begin or end?

Read more about the short here.

 

“Shabbat Dinner”

by Michael Morgenstern

Description: Family secrets are revealed during a fateful dinner.

Read more about the short here.

 

“Jessica’s Story”

Dir. by Libby Spears

Description: A powerful short film on sex trafficking by Libby Spears, featuring political artist Lydia Emily.

Read more about the short here.

 

“In Waiting”

by Atsuko Okatsuka

Description: Comedian and filmmaker Atsuko Okatsuka examines family bonds in this short doc about the bond between her grandmother and mother, who is diagnosed as schizophrenic and epileptic.

Read Okatsuka’s thoughts of the film here.

 

“January Man”

Written & Dir. by Michael Rababy

Description: A whimsical meditation on the universal phenomenon of New Year’s resolutions and the reality that inevitably ensues.

Read more about the short here.

 

“Door On The Left”

Written by Katie Skelton, Dir. by Skelton & Harrison Atkins

Description: A mysterious game show takes a dark turn.

Read more about the short here.

 

“Olga Nunes and Artist David Mack Pay Tribute to Prince”

Description: Canadian-born singer Olga Nunes pays tribute to Prince with a music video featuring artwork by David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil).

Learn more about the music video here.

 

“Emergence”

Description: Video performance of the dance showcase “Emergence,” choreographed by Andrew Winghart.

Learn more about the performance here.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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