March 23, 2019 @ 4:15 pm
We say things are funny because they are true. And that’s what this package of films have to offer: unmitigated, unadulterated, immutable truth. Truth so hard that you may burst a brain vessel with uncontrollable laughter. Featuring local and national talent, the shorts here range from the goofy to surreal, from tender to awkward, and from cute to severely messed up. The universal truths contained herein may be damaging to your mental state. BUFF is not responsible for the damage to your sanity that may result from these film’s commitment to unflinching veracity. Wake up, sheeple.
I Owe You One Banana and Two Black Eyes
Jim McDonough, USA, 4 min.
It is the year 2021, 3 days since the beginning of the mysterious animal apocalypse. The last human just died.
The animals are running shit now.
Candice Nachman, USA, 2 min.
Super8 film with all edits done in camera about the perils of falling in love and getting your heart ripped out, literally.
Jenna Tooley, USA, 7 min.
Emma realizes there is more than meets the eye about her dork neighbor james, as she learns a dangerous secret that is hidden from the rest of the world.
The Odd Sea
Porcelain Dalya, USA, 6 min.
Odysseus, a great painter, has come to the woods to get inspiration for his next masterpiece. A documentary crew follows him on his journey.
Peter Levine, USA, 6 min.
Three enthusiastic, young urban professionals search for a hot new speakeasy bar. Wow, prohibition must have been the coolest!
Kik Udomprasert, USA, 5 min.
A zombie finds a flower that brings her to the threshold of consciousness—only to be dispatched by a heartless survivor.
El Amo de Cuchillo
Rodrigo González, Mexico, 12 min.
Master Chef Timoteo will be tempted when he discovers his platonic love is visiting his restaurant. The life of Timoteo will depend by the fate of a knife in the air.
Fernando González Gómez, Spain, 4 min.
Romance was always much simpler in the movies…
Shake It Off
Brian Petillo, USA, 5 min.
In a house party bathroom, an arrogant man unexpectedly experiences sexual objectification by the hands of a rather unique woman.
Falcon & Hawke: Space Race, Episode 4
Dane Benton, USA, 12 min.
Max Falcon and Michael Hawke, a hair obsessed duo, chase after a mystical suitcase throughout every genre and trope.
Stuart Roelke, USA, 7 min.
Complex microexpressions are a thing of the past with this new face replacing biohack!
Brett McCabe, USA, 8 min.
When pleasing your partner is pleasing other partners.
A Chest of Drawers
Maxwell Nalevansky, USA, 13 min.
Veiled beneath his mask, the beekeeper has never shown his scarred face to his brawny man, the man who once saved him from the brink of death, and the beekeeper must make the choice to show his face or lose his love.
Chowboys: An American Folktale
Astron-6, Canada, 8 min.
Canada’s infamous cult collective reunite with another winning niche genre pastiche, this time lampooning the wintery western as they ricochet from absurdist hijinx to grotesque splatter.