Four more drama short films, including many award winning shorts.


Soft by Simon Ellis (2007) (UK) (14m)

Simon Ellis won the International Short Filmmaking Award at Sundance and was nominated for a BAFTA in 2008 with his great short drama, Soft. It is the gritty story of a son and father tormented by a gang of vicious, 'happy-slapping' youths, but with neither the son or father being brave enough to fight back. Simon Ellis went on to make the feature film, Dogging: A Love Story, in 2009 but scored less success with this film.

Hotel Chevalier by Wes Anderson (2007) (USA) (13m)

Set in Paris and starring Natalie Portman, Hotel Chevalier is a self-contained romance that also acted as a precursor to Wes Anderson's offbeat feature film, The Darjeeling Limited. Jason Schwartzman is the lovesick patron of the hotel when he is visited by the woman (Portman) who pushed him into his Parisian hideaway. This is what love is like in the real world: painful and heartbreaking.

Hotel Chevalier

Miracle Fish by Luke Doolan 15 Certificate(2009) (Australia) (17m)

Miracle Fish, written and directed by Luke Doolan, was nominated for an Academy Award. It is something of a slow-burner but worth the patience. We follow schoolboy Joe on his 8th birthday. After suffering at the hands of the playground bullies, Joe sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing that everyone would go away. He soon finds that his miracle fish may have turned his wish into bloody reality...

Miracle Fish

Black Rider by Pepe Danquart (1993) (Germany) (10m)

Black Rider (Schwarzfahrer) is a short drama film (with a large dose of black comedy) written and directed by German filmmaker Pepe Danquart and proving that some Germans do indeed have a sense of humor. Filmed in black & white, there is a definite European feel to it but this didn't stop it winning the Oscar for Best Short Film in 1994. It is a simple story of bigotry and comical revenge.

Black Rider

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