The last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible. A short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale. This film was directed by Olivia Huynh.
Comedian Peter Chao get animated for his pilot episode of The Adventures of Peter Chao webseries. The first episode entitled “Moving to America” finds him in hot water after getting expelled from school in his native homeland, forcing Mama Chao to send him to America. Will he fit in?
The Adventures of Peter Chao : Episode 1 (contains adult language)
Reflecting on his vexed relationship with his father, director David Nguyen struggles to master each video game level of life, from losing his toy doll to falling in love in Canada, and more. The animated short is illustrated in the old, SNES style 2D 8-bit sidescroller video games.
In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father’s footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides of time and heal the earth. But when dark forces kidnap them in an attempt to steal their father’s invention, the device is mistakenly activated and a mysterious power unleashed. While trying to escape their captors, they are magically transported on a voyage out of this world.
If you’re a fan of anime, you’ll get a kick out of this short film. The Lexus film short is directed by Mitsuyo Miyazaki and stars Kaito Kobayashi and Suzuko Hara.
A Better Tomorrow : short film
More about director Mitsuyo Miyazaki
Originally from Osaka, Japan, Mitsuyo Miyazaki began her career as a stage performer and actress at a very early age. Her directorial debut short film TSUYAKO opened at the 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest where the film won Future Filmmakers Award and Audience Award. TSUYAKO went on to screen at over 60 film festivals worldwide, winning 38 awards including the DGA Award for the Best Female Student Director and Grand Jury prizes at Academy Award qualified film festivals. She holds a B.S. in Theater Arts, Dance Performance and Fine Arts from Southern Utah University and an MFA in Film & Television Productions from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
A late night parking lot comes to life in the action comedy student short film “Exit”. Once upon a midnight dreary, while Mike, the ever grumpy debt collector, left work weak and weary. He then finds himself in a dark basement car park where silence sleeps. All that could be heard is the echo of his footsteps hitting against the cold, hard concrete floor, and the autopay machine, rumbling. No he is not alone. Not at all. Find out what happens!
The animated webseries Angry Little Asian Girl continues with episode 2 “Dinner Party”. Mother Lee wants to meet Kim’s friends by inviting them over for dinner. Meanwhile, Deborah wears a mink to school, which causes an uproar at school. At night, Deborah and Bruce get ready to go to dinner. They try to be themselves, but things get out of control at dinner. How will Mother Lee react to Kim’s friends?