Tag Archives: Short Film

Short Science Fiction Film “Black”

Short Films – I recently came across the short (14:09) black and white science fiction animated film “Black”. The synopsis:

Two astronauts are trapped on the orbital space station because of nuclear war that ran very fast on the earth below. They have lost contact with earth, all attempts to make a connection with their base or with anybody has failed without an answer.

This was a very well done animation, though the story is a little strange. It reminds me of a manga book. This was not the most enjoyable film and the rating for it on IMDB is only 4.9/10.

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Short Star Wars Film “Bounty Buddies”

Short FilmsStar Wars – I just came across the short (4:14) animated comedy Star Wars fan film “Bounty Buddies”. This is an all stop-motion production featuring Hasbro’s 6-Inch Black Series figures. This film was uploaded to YouTube in May of 2015 by JCMediaStudios. The synopsis:

Jabba assigns Boba Fett to his hardest mission yet… teaching Greedo how to be a good bounty hunter. Can Greedo finally capture Solo?

I’m not usually looking for humor or satire in my Star Wars films, but I thought this film was worth noting. It was the winner of the 2015 Best Comedy Star Wars Fan Film Award.

“Victory at Sea” on Vimeo

WWIIShort Films – As a kid, I remember watching the “Victory at Sea” series on TV. The Black & White documentary series consisted of only 26 episodes, each about 25 minutes long. The episodes featured award-winning musical soundtracks and were made up of a lot of combat film footage shot during World War II.

Now, these episodes can be viewed on Vimeo on the Remember When Classic Movie (RWCM) channel.

This is just one of the videos available.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short World War II Era Film “Kanonenfutter (Cannon Fodder)”

Short FilmsWWII – I came across the short (14:33) World War II era film “Kanonenfutter” (cannon fodder) yesterday. The film was posted to YouTube in November of 2015 by Giant Stone Pictures, an independent filmmaking group in Northern Germany. The synopsis:

The story of a young Wehrmacht soldier in the WWII, over which the horror in the trenches falls. Will he survive?

The film is dark, almost looking Black and While. Most of the dialog is in German, but with English subtitles. The plot is not hard to follow. It is not a bad production, but the fact that no shell casings are ejected by any of the weapons distracts from the production.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short Science Fiction Film “White Lily”

Short Films – I came across the short (9:44) science fiction film “White Lily” a few days ago. It was posted to YouTube in July of 2018 by DUST. The synopsis:

A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem…

The film, as most from DUST, is very well done. I am not sure I would say it is one of their best efforts, but it does touch on an interesting subject.

Short World War II Film “Sons of the Fatherland”

Short FilmsWWII – The short (12:39) World War II era film “Sons of the Fatherland” was published to YouTube in January of 2017 by JUNTEX. The synopsis per IMDB:

Taking place a few days before the Battle of the Bulge during WWII, a small conflict between German and American scouts unfolds.

This is a well-done video, though a little bloodier than most. A pair of young German soldiers encounters a pair of young American soldiers. Both sides are scared, but both have a mission to accomplish.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short Science Fiction Film “Hyperlight”

Short Film – I recently came across the short (16:29) science fiction film “Hyperlight”. The film was posted to YouTube in June of 2018 by DUST. The synopsis:

Two elite astronauts wake up in the abyss of space; they return to their stranded ship and discover the surprising reason behind their mission’s catastrophic failure.

I thought that this was a well-made film with good graphics. It also has a good story to tell. It is rated 7.1/10 on IMDB.

Short World War II Film “The Jeep”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (10:24) film set in October of 1944 somewhere in Europe was published to YouTube by Nordgruppe Association (the North Group Association, a German WWII reenacting group) in October of 2017. The synopsis:

A US Medic, alone in a Jeep, encounters SS troops. 

While this is a pretty well done film, I am not impressed with the story as it is told. The only dialog is German, though it is pretty obvious what the soldiers are saying. Looking at their Facebook page, they do seem to have product a handful of short films set in WWII.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Episode #5 of “Sage Alexander: The Dark Realm”

If you have not seen the four prior episodes, you should begin viewing with Episode #1.

Short Films– The fifth short (12:59) episode, “Sacrifice”, of the Sage Alexander prequel “The Dark Realm” was uploaded to YouTube by TigerBeat TV on August 10. The synopsis:

In this final chapter, all those trapped inside the Dark Realm face more difficulties as they try to escape. While Malcolm and Gavin mourn the loss of their friend, Chelsea finally reveals to Adelaide why they must stick together. What could it be? And will Sage succeed in saving the imprisoned girls, or will he change the course of history forever?

 

Short World War II Film “The Last to Die”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (9:23) film set in World War II “The Last to Die” was published to YouTube in January of 2011 by LAH Living History Association. This group was founded in 1975 and currently has more than 250 members. This film was made in central Illinois using part of their large motorpool of German WWII vehicles.

For a reenactment group, I thought that the film was well made. The special affects could be better, but they seem on par for most reenactment groups.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.