Short Film

How This 17 Year-Old Director Made His Heartbreaking Short Film

This is an interview with Guido Coppis, a 17 year-old filmmaker from the Netherlands. His recent short film Iron Flows Through My Veins — a heartbreaking study of a son's relationship with his mother in the most dire of situations — is not only an impressive achievement for such a young filmmaker, but it's also a great case study for low-budget filmmakers looking to make tiny budgets go further.

How This 17 Year-Old Director Made His Heartbreaking Short Film

The Anxiety of Funding a Kickstarter With a Small Audience

At the time of writing this, I am one week into a two-week campaign, and the past seven days have been an emotional rollercoaster the likes of which I’ve never previously experienced. There have been major highs and lows.

The Anxiety of Funding a Kickstarter With a Small Audience

Translating the Experience of Asperger's Syndrome into a Short Film

Asperger’s syndrome is something that I was diagnosed with at a very young age. It’s basically a mild autism where you may struggle with social interaction, social communication and have issues with the 5 senses (sound, taste, touch, sight and smell). You may also see the world differently from the way others view it.

Translating the Experience of Asperger's Syndrome into a Short Film

10 Things I Learned Producing My First Indie Short Film

For years I had jotted down ideas for films and stories, even started writing several, always with the dream of making a short film to run through the circuit of short film festivals. But I had always been ‘too busy’ to get one of my personal projects actually made. So when I finally found myself with a few months of spare time, I took the plunge. I re-trained my ability for writing TV commercials into writing screenplays – a very different format and methodology.

10 Things I Learned Producing My First Indie Short Film

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. This is Ernest Hemingway's infamous six-word short story, supposedly written after a bar room bet with a group of his contemporaries. It’s also one of the finest examples ever conceived of what I like to call “iceberg storytelling,” where the writer gives the audience a sparse, stripped-down story with just enough information to fill in the details with their imagination.

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"

How I Made My Stylized Action Short Film 'ELIZA' with No Budget

“CAMERA dollies back. A huge python painting behind the MAN IN SHADOWS. CUT TO BLACK.”

I typed in the last words of my one and a half page script 'The Assassin'. Quickly I sent a message to Jessica through facebook. I'd been using her in my shorts for years now and thought she would make a great assassin.

She read the script and promptly told me: “This is shit.

How I Made My Stylized Action Short Film 'ELIZA' with No Budget