14 items from 2013
Sbs's countdown to Tropfest highlights the best of short film ahead of the summer festival. Which are your favourites?
For Australian film fans, Tropfest is a summer essential that has long been celebrated with a picnic in Sydney's Domain – or other outdoor venues broadcasting around the country – while keeping a wary eye on summer storm clouds. So those with both sunbaked and sodden memories of battling the crowds and the elements to champion short films will surely join me in welcoming the launch of Tropfest TV. Launched on Sunday night, the next 12 weeks, SBS2 has the next 12 weeks sorted with weekly thematically linked selections of Tropfest shorts from home and away, including New Zealand, USA and the Middle East.
I can trace my love of short films back to Disney's 1952 classic Lambert the Sheepish Lion. I must have watched that eight-minute fable a thousand times as a child. These days, »
- Alice Tynan
Kirsten Dunst has won the female lead in Jeff Nichols’ latest, “Midnight Special,” being produced by Warner Bros. Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon, who was directed by Nichols in both “Take Shelter” and “Mud,” are also set to star.Per Deadline, the film follows a father and his eight-year-old boy who must go on the run when it becomes apparent that the child has superhero-like powers. Nichols penned the script.No details yet on Dunst's character. As pointed out at Movies.com, the actress hasn’t returned to the realm of superpowers/superheroes since “Spider Man 3” in 2007. She was last seen in VOD hit “Bachelorette,” John Salles’ “On the Road” adaptation and in 2011 in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia.” In the pipeline she’s got the “Anchorman” sequel, as well as Patricia Highsmith adaptation “The Two Faces of January,” co-starring Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac.Shannon was most recently seen »
- Beth Hanna
For its first two thirds, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is busy busy busy with nary a minute to avoid an onslaught of stylized metaphors. People keep asking me Is it like “Moulin Rouge”? Well no, it’s not nearly as unruly because Luhrmann has to stick– more or less- to the F. Scott Fitzgerald text. He has a structure and a story and at some point he has to get with the program. And he does. The last third of his Gatsby is one of the most beautiful, moving films I’ve ever seen. And the first two thirds? They are a joyride through the director’s wild imagination. So we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious and pained Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as the narrator Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan. And then are the secondary roles: Elizabeth Debicki making quite »
- Roger Friedman
A couple weeks back we showed you Bear, Nash Edgerton's awesome short film sequel to his mega successful festival gem Spider (there's a third one to be made allegedly) and now we have the making-of video which reveals the tricks and easter-eggs in the short.Check it out below. If you haven't seen Bear, watch that below first!If you like what you see, be sure to check out Nash's noir-crime feature The Square too....
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Why Watch? Because if you’ve yet to experience the genius of Nash Edgerton‘s wicked little shorts (including the equally as jump-out-of-your-skin Spider), you’re in for a real treat (and probably a scream) from his Sundance short, Bear, which is finally available online a whole year after making me scream bloody murder at last year’s festival. Don’t watch this one at work, you’ll probably just make a fool of yourself when you yell and fall over. It’s just that good. What will it cost? Just a hair less than 11 minutes. Skip Work. Watch More Short Films. »
- Kate Erbland
If you haven't seen Nash Edgerton's short films before you're in for a treat as Vice has finally brought online Edgerton's latest short film Bear. The film serves as something of a sequel to his previous short, Spider, which we co-wrote with Animal Kingdom writer/director David Michod (who co-wrote this one as well, and was released in front of Edgerton's 2010 feature directorial debut The Square. In fact, back in 2010 I posted all of Edgerton's short films up to that point (eight in total) and they are all still available and online right here, but before you had over there (and trust me after watching the following two short films you're going to want to) check out both Spider and Bear below. Bear stars Edgerton along with Warm Bodies star Teresa Palmer and if I may make a suggestion, watch Spider first, it will help make the opening line to Bear that much funnier. »
- Brad Brevet
Though you can currently see her on top of the North American box office in the zom-rom-com “Warm Bodies,” Teresa Palmer went back to her Australian roots recently, starring in the Nash Edgerton-helmed short “Bear.” After making waves on the festival circuit last year stopping in Cannes, Milano, Athens and SXSW , you can now pull up a chair and give it watch in the comfort of your own home courtesy of Vice. Edgerton writes, directs, and stars in the short as a boyfriend who plans the perfect birthday surprise for his girlfriend, played by Palmer. From there, things go wrong. To say any more would be to ruin the surprises, but this one is well worth your time. The short is a sequel to Edgerton’s earlier David Michôd-co-written short “Spider” (which won an award at Sundance in 2008) which saw the same boyfriend character attempt to surprise a girlfriend with equally unintended results. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Today’s film is the 2007 short Spider. The film is directed by Nash Edgerton, who co-wrote the script with Animal Kingdom scribe David Michôd. Edgerton also stars in the short, alongside his brother Joel Edgerton, and reprised this character for his 2011 short Bear. Nash Edgerton built a career for himself as a stuntman, working in movies such as The Matrix and Superman Returns. He can currently be seen in theatres in the Kathryn Bigelow feature Zero Dark Thirty.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The film stars Nash and Palmer as the central couple, Jack and Emelie in a bizarre and twisted situation.
Edgerton‘s latest The Captain recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
As for a new program Vice Shorts, new shorts will debut every Friday, and upcoming films include an impressive roster of up-and-coming talent like Hesher director Spencer Susser and music video director Ray Tintori. »
- Nick Martin
Bear Short Film. Nash Edgerton‘s Bear (2011) short film stars Nash Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, and Warwick Thornton. Bear‘s plot synopsis: “Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong.” We previously published Nash Edgerton’s Spider (2007) Short Film. “Bear is co-written by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod…music by [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
About a year ago we showed you an awesomely funny short film called Spider by director Nash Edgerton, brother of actor Joel Edgerton. We now are able to bring you the full short for his other film Bear, which I think is even funnier than Spider. I actually saw this short for the first time last year up at Sundance. It stars Nash Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, and Warwick Thornton.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did! I won't go into detail on the story because I don't want to ruin the experience, but here's a brief synopsis to prep you...
Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong.
Also, I suggest to skip the first 10 seconds of the video because for some reason they tease the surprise. Enjoy the show!
- Joey Paur
The sort-of sequel to 2008's popular short "Spider," "Bear" sees Nash Edgerton team up with frequent collaborator David Michôd (Director of 2010's acclaimed "Animal Kingdom") and rising star Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies"). It was one of our 10 Shorts You Must See at Sundance, and if you missed it at the festival, here's your chance to see why. The gorily goofy 10 minute film about a birthday prank gone terribly wrong is the debut short from a new arm of Vice's YouTube channel called Vice Shorts. New shorts will debut every Friday, and upcoming films include an impressive roster of up-and-coming talent like "Hesher" director Spencer Susser (another frequent Edgerton and Michôd collaborator) and music video director Ray Tintori. Check out the short below: »
- Mark Lukenbill
We are big fans of Australian actor / director Nash Edgerton around these parts and have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of his Cannes selected short film Bear online so that we can finally have the chance to see it. And now - thanks to new Vice backed YouTube channel Vice Shorts - we can.A companion piece to Edgerton's earlier Spider this showcases the blend of humor, technical ability and character that makes Edgerton so unique. Watch the full short film below!...
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If you're into short films, you need the Blue-Tongue Films collective in your life. Consisting of Nash Edgerton (The Square co-writer/director; stuntman pundit), Spencer Susser (Hesher writer/director), Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty actor), Luke Doolan, Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here co-writer/director), David Michôd (Animal Kingdom writer/director), and Mirrah Foulkes, these folks have paved their way in the short film world with perhaps the most innovative films in the last decade. These guys are responsible for cult hits Spider, I Love Sarah Jane, Lucky, Bear, and a lot more. You can watch all of them over on their official website. Co-directors Nash and Spencer teamed up with Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark writer/director) for their latest short, The Captain. It's about a pilot...
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14 items from 2013
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