The Sundance Institute has just put five short films from six established(ish) filmmakers up on the web for your free viewing pleasure here.
The catch? They were commissioned as part of Sundance’s Global Short Film Project to be designed specifically for mobile phones and, therefore, tiny screens, and, therefore seem to have been created with tiny, YouTube-like expectations in mind. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris of “Little Miss Sunshine” turn in “A Slip in Time,” a slo-mo look at a few favorite slapstick moves, while “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love”‘s Maria Maggenti offers “Lo Viajes de King Tiny,” centered around a small dog’s day out. The pick of the bunch is without a doubt the hypnotically weird security cam cowboy song “Reno,” from Cory McAbee of “The American Astronaut.”
[Photo: Cory McAbee’s “Reno,” Sundance Institute, 2007]
+ Sundance Film Festival Global Short Film Project (Sundance Institute)