What Happens When People First Realize That Their World Isn't Real?

The people in the proof-of-concept short film Sundays are living in a Matrix-like reality, but this isn't quite The Matrix. This is a story about people just beginning to realize something is awry with their reality. It's not only that they may be living in a simulation — it's also that the world they're inhabiting… » 3/25/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

Jane Goodall Talks About Her Belief In Yetis In This Animated Interview

"I'm a romantic," Jane Goodall says in this 2002 interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday (animated by Blank on Blank). Here, she discusses both her observations and the places where her ideas have clashed with the scientific community — including her suspicion that ape-like cryptids actually exist. » 3/24/15 1:30pm Tuesday 1:30pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 3:32pm Tuesday 3:32pm

What Happens When Mythological Creatures Visit The Unemployment Office?

Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy. » 3/23/15 3:20pm Monday 3:20pm

This Fascinating Short Contrasts The First And Last Shots Of 55 Films

In just over five minutes, Jacob T. Swinney's film contrasts the opening and closing shots of 55 films, from The Tree of Life to The Usual Suspects. Some are quite abstract. But the number you will be able to ID (especially if you've watched a lot of indie/art-house movies in recent years) may surprise you. » 3/22/15 3:45pm Sunday 3:45pm

Lego Jurassic Park Is Everything We Wanted It To Be, And More

A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video. » 3/20/15 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation. » 3/18/15 4:00pm 3/18/15 4:00pm

Hollywood, Make This Alien Whale Hunting Short A Full-Length Movie ASAP

Ruairí Robinson directed the critically panned Last Days of Mars and was once attached to direct the live-action Akira movie, but he's best known for his short films. Still, after seeing jaw-dropping this proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan, we want a feature-length version of Robinson's monster-hunting film. » 3/17/15 10:53am 3/17/15 10:53am

What If You Found Out That Everyone Dreamed About You Last Night?

Here's a short film that plays like an ultra-violent Twilight Zone episode. Billy wakes up one morning to learn that his girlfriend had a really messed-up dream about him the night before — and she's not the only one. Strangely, that's not the weirdest thing that happens to Billy over the course of his day. » 3/13/15 10:20am 3/13/15 10:20am