BEST AMERICAN SHORT FILMS 2


Fred by Leftchannel (2016) (USA) (1m) *

The short comedy Fred, a fantastic computer animation, was a winner in the FILMSshort competition. Fred is a short short that tells the story of two ingenious mice, a wedge of cheese and a feline called Fred. The highly-skilled mice come up with a cunning plan to get past the sleeping Fred but they unfortunately wake him. Fred mistakes their attempts to bypass him as an invitation to dance. And Fred has some moves!

Fred

The New Tenants

The New Tenants by Joachim Back (2009) (USA) (20m) 15 Certificate

Written by Anders Thomas Jensen, who also wrote the Oscar winning Election Night, The New Tenants are the eponymous gay couple who have moved into an apartment after the previous tenant was murdered. However, they have only been there a day when they now receive a series of unusual and unwanted visits that, due to their lack of baking knowledge, ends with most of the people dead.

Blue Hole by Erik Gardner (2012) (USA) (12m) 15 Certificate

Blue Hole was a big hit on the horror film festival circuit. With a clever, circular idea at its core, Blue Hole tells the story of an eerie lake, near a cabin in the woods, that is said to be the dwelling place of the Devil. A couple staying at the cabin read up on the legend and decide to visit the lake, only for the entity within the water to pull the woman in. Based on the unfinished writings about the lake, the man believes he can retrieve her...


Vincent

Vincent by Tim Burton (1982) (US) (6m)

The king of the macabre revealed his hand in this stop-motion animation film - made when he was 23 - in which a young boy dreams of being horror legend Vincent Price. It was not his first short film but it introduced him to the wider film world as a darlky humorous director, which would lead on to his first successful feature film, Beetle Juice. Having Vincent Price narrate this short animation film was probably one of his most salient career moves.


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