2016 was an incredible year for short form filmmaking. Many filmmakers offered unique, complex, homage filled and clever projects that took the viewers at film festivals on journeys into the dark corners of horror. It was truly astonishing to witness so many levels of filmmaking from diverse storytelling to crafted cinematography to heart racing scores to old school practical FX to themes and troupes molded into twisted new visions. Take some time and witness this filmmaking magic and visit film festivals to see the next generation of filmmakers who take the challenge of short form filmmaking and turn them into some of the best moments of your year! Thanks to INDIE MAC USER for posting this list of my ten favorites!
Sixx Tape and The Line Film Co. release the trailer to director Jill Gevargizian’s short film The Stylist starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) and Jennifer Plas.
This horror-drama follows Claire (Townsend), a hairstylist who is desperate for a departure from her disappointing reality – but how far is she willing to go?
Written by Jay Kay (host of Horror Happens Radio Show)
PITY is Directed by John Pata, Written by J.R. Hayes and adapted by John Pata (Head Trauma Productions).
Do you know someone who has lost something so essential or have you ever hit rock bottom? A time in your life where the pain is so great from a source that was so close to you on every level… Those moments you wish would never come to anyone but in the same breath are a welcomed release to yourself down deep in the dark parts of your being. Finding a personal connection and understanding of dealing with the darkness, John Pata (Dead Weight) brings the encompassing dark tale of PITY, his latest short film.