FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short: “Are You Willing” w/ Erica Rhodes

No Comments 11 April 2017

Comedian Erica Rhodes writes and stars in a short about the sacrifices of art. by Daniel Barron     Dignity. Financial security. Healthy relationships. These are mere plastic frivolities in the face of THE CRAFT. Us artists, we know it. We live free. We’ve put on our They Live sunglasses and decoded the world for […]

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Best of Yay! LA: Short Films

No 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 […]

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atsuko okatsuka

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “In Waiting” by Atsuko Okatsuka

No Comments 09 May 2016

Yay! LA presents the full documentary short of In Waiting, a portrait of generational bonds from Atsuko Okatsuka. By Daniel Barron   Last month, comedian and filmmaker Atsuko Okatsuka spoke with Yay! LA about her documentary short In Waiting, a portrait of generational bonds that screened as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film focuses on the connection shared […]

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julieta colas the magic bean

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Jack & the The Magic Beans”

No Comments 18 April 2016

No magical fowl were exploited in this animated retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. By Daniel Barron   The following animation is the first of its medium we’ve showcased as part of Short Film Theater. This revisionist take on the classic Jack & the Beanstalk fable is actually intended as a promotional reel for Mexico-based […]

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three busy debras

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Three Busy Debras at Brunch”

No Comments 14 April 2016

Three young ladies enjoy a slightly off-kilter brunch together in this unsettling short. By Daniel Barron   Sometimes art can take you by surprise and other times it chloroforms you and drags you down into the basement. The following short from the NY-based Not 27 Club (made up of Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa […]

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kati skelton

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Door On The Left” by Kati Skelton

No Comments 07 March 2016

A game show takes a dark turn in this short film from Kati Skelton. By Daniel Barron     Filmmaker Megan Rosati (previously covered on Yay! LA) remarked that “Door On The Left,” the new short from Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins, is like “biting down on a piece of candy only to find rotten […]

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kate freund actress

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Actress” by Kate Freund

No Comments 26 August 2015

A short film about the hard-knock life of an aspiring actress in Los Angeles by Kate Freund. By Daniel Barron   Kate Freund is an actress and filmmaker whose work has become closely associated with Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon’s Channel 101 website and screening series. And like any aspiring creative in Los Angeles she […]

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FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Lily in the Grinder” by Michael Morgenstern

No Comments 20 March 2015

A meditative new short film from Michael Morgenstern. By Daniel Barron   A year ago, we posted a short film from New York filmmaker Michael Morgenstern called “Shabbat Dinner” that was funny, sweet, and human. Do give it a watch if you never took the opportunity. Now, we’re featuring Morgenstern’s follow-up, the impressionistic and altogether […]

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michael rababy january man

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “January Man” by Michael Rababy

No Comments 29 January 2015

A whimsical short film by Michael Rababy about one man’s hopes for the New Year. By Daniel Barron   It’s now the tail-end of January, that time when the new-car smell of our grand ambitions begins to evaporate. Perhaps by now you’ve realized that quitting meat is harder than you thought, no, you’re probably not […]

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shabbat dinner short film

FILM/TV, SHORT FILM THEATER

Short- “Shabbat Dinner” by Michael Morgenstern

No Comments 06 February 2014

Family secrets are revealed in this short film by Michael Morgenstern. By Daniel Barron   “I wanted to tell a coming-out story that was universally relatable: as a struggle to be honest with yourself. I hope that the film can travel far and wide, reaching young teenagers who are struggling with their sexuality or identity,” […]

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