Short Film Pleasure

American Short Films

Happy Sushi
The eternal struggle of man versus a wobbly restaurant table is explored in depth. OK, not in depth, in 2:59. Directed by Andy Green / USA / 2010
Plastic Bag
This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it ...
Chosen
The Driver is carrying an Asian child who has been chosen for a strange ritual. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several American cars out to get the child. A part of BMW ...
Hostage
The Driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide. A part of ...
Ticker
The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase... the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation. A part of BMW "The Hire" film series. Directed by ...
Beat the Devil
Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), the driver soon finds himself entangled in fiendish plans. A part of ...
Powder Keg
January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get him out, a BMW driven by the mysterious Driver. A part of BMW "The Hire" ...
Ambush
While escorting an elderly man to an undisclosed location, The Driver is confronted by a van full of armed men and is warned that the old man has stolen a large amount of diamonds. The old man claims to have swallowed the diamonds and that ...
The Follow
The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her ...
Star
The Driver carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city. Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun. A part ...
Cutlass
When Robin's daughter Lacy wants to buy an expensive guitar, Robin reminisces about the days when she was a teenager, asking her dad for her first car, an Olds Cutlass Supreme. Directed by Kate Hudson / USA / 2007
Rejected
An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone, eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself.. In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network. The cartoons were ...
Broken Circle
Mitchell Stevens has a troubled conscience and a past he regrets. Having recently left his life as a priest, he's looking for a way to redeem himself to the world and to himself. When the local police ask him to help provide shelter for a ...
The Hangnail
A boy, waiting for a bus. A dog, begging for potato chips. The boy sends the dog away, violently. He sees a hangnail on his finger and shows us, graphically, why you should never pick at them. The dog gets karmic retribution. Directed by Shane Acker ...
Fantaisie in Bubblewrap
The final minutes of a society of vocal bubblewrap as it faces its apocalypse. 'Bubblewrap' was completed August 2007 and has since made the festival rounds picking up some awards on its way. It is Arthur Metcalf's debut film. Directed by Arthur Metcalf / USA / 2007