Sunday, October 18, 2015

Check This... 'The Silence Beneath The Bark'

 
On this Check This... is the Oscar-shortlisted film 'le silence sous l'écorce/The Silence Beneath The Bark' from director Joanna Lurie.

In the depths of a dense forest clad in a great white mantle, curious little creatures discover how beautiful, fascinating and white snow is... as it whirls them giddily on their way to extraordinary encounters with the strange and wonderful. A nocturnal tale about teenage hood brimming with tenderness.

Film:

Documentary about 'The Silence Beneath The Bark'

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Check this... Pixar's 'La Luna'

On this check this... is the pixar short 'La Luna' directed and written by Enrico Casarosa. The short was shown before Pixar's 'Brave.'

'La Luna' is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Check This... Quentin Tarantino's 'My Best Friend's Birthday'

'
My Best Friend's Birthday' is a black and white amateur film written by Craig Hamann and Quentin Tarantino and directed by Quentin Tarantino, while he was working at the now shuttered Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, California.

The project started in 1984, when Hamann wrote a short 30-40 page script about a young man who continually tries to do something nice for his friend's birthday, only to have his efforts backfire.

Tarantino became attached to the project as co-writer and director, and he and Hamann expanded the short script into an 80 page script. On an estimated budget of $5,000, they shot the film on 16mm over the course of the next four years. Hamann and Tarantino starred in the film, along with several video store and acting class buddies.

The original cut was about 70 minutes long but due to a fire only 36 minutes of the film survived.


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Check This... The Saga Of Biorn

On this Check This... is the animated short film 'The Saga Of Biorn' from The Animation Workshop.

Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.

Credits:
A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis.




Making of:

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