The Monster is a short film by Director Damien Kazan. Set in the late ’90s, the film presents a coming of age story. The film takes a look at the life of a young teen and (some) teen troubles. One would assume “real” monsters don’t really have a part to play in teen troubles, but in this film, they do. While certainly not your regular James P. Sullivan, I imagine the monster is just an awkward monster, who turns out to be a wingman.
“Clearly, that’s not what The Monster is about”, you say.
Heritage by Damien Kazan is a short film with an excellent message. The film, as Damien says, is about the necessity to preserve childhood. That’s a stage when even the smallest of events may leave a big mark on the psyche of the child.
Damien Kazan is a 23 year old aspiring filmmaker, who’s work we have seen earlier with his short film Whisper. The French filmmaker says he’s crazy about cinema, especially American cinema. We think that love for cinema shows up in his work, in the inspiration and themes of his short films.
Whisper by Damien Kazan is a short film that shows the power of dreams and their volatility. The film is about a 10 year old kid and his dream. The short might focus on just one kid, but the message is almost universal. What happens when your childhood dream gets a setback? Is it worth braving the odds?
Broken is a romantic drama set entirely inside an elevator. A woman and a man find themselves inside an elevator which loses power, trapping them both inside. Created by French movie director Mathieu TURI, the film follows the conversation and the state of the two people trapped in the elevator who start as complete strangers. Broken has been presented at many film festivals and is the Indie Fest Award Winner and Accolade Award Winner 2013.
Paper Memories is a multiple award winning short by filmmaker and photographer Theo Putzu. The video follows an old man as he follows his memories and love with the help of old photographs. Stitched together from 4000 images, the video is a wonderful tale of loneliness, hope and lost love. I would watch the end better, but my eyes wouldn’t stop sweating.
Star Drunk is a short sci-fi film that has been both written and acted by drunk people. Directed by Chris R. Wilson and Zach Persson, the movie is quite a mashup of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and copious amounts of liquor. Hit ahead for the movie and another “behind the scenes” video for the movie. It isn’t easy to act drunk.