Okay gang, have we got some awesomesauce news. It might be the most awesomey, sauciest news we've ever had. Yes, even better than delicious honey barbecue sauce on delicious wings. Mmm, wings.  

Our short film, Umbrella of Damocles , is an official selection of the 2013 Hamilton Film Festival. WHAT! AMAZING! We've even got an official laurel leaf thinger and everything. Check this fancy shit out: 


Jump back, we're pretty hot, eh? (Yes, we stole that from Mulan . Deal with it.)

This is the 8th (yeah!) year for the Hamilton Film Festival and it will be running November 4th - 10th at the Staircase Theatre. The festival has a super snazzy line-up this year . . . and NOT just because they're screening our short film. You can check out the entire line up on their website. RIGHT HERE, BITCHES! The boldy words and random swear definitely helped, right? 

 Umbrellla of Damocles  will be screening on Friday, November 8th at 7:00PM as part of the Comedy Shorts program and tickets are $8. You read right: just $8. You can't even get a full meal at Starbucks for under $8, but you can see TEN amazing, hilarious short films. Just go to their website, scroll down a bit and on the right side of the screen you'll see ticket options. Buy one (or five) for the Comedy Shorts and get some tickets to other things while you're at it because supporting local film festivals is awesome. 

So let's go over all the important bits again: 

Umbrella of Damocles

Hamilton Film Festival

Friday, November 8th, 7:00PM

Comedy Shorts



(We just added that last one because "cats" should end every list. Probably.) 


So mark your calendars, buy your tickets, Google Map the way to Hamilton (it's, uh, west, right?) and we'll see you on November 8th.  

Film Shortage Favourite Shorts

We couldn't be more chuffed (the good kind) that our trailer for Umbrella of Damocles  is currently being featured on Film Shortage. Because Film Shortage is a freakin' fantastic website, filled with freakin' fantastic short film trailers and freakin' fantastic full short films and we're feeling pretty freakin' fantastic to be curated along with that amazing talent. Okay, we promise we'll stop saying "freakin' fantastic" now. Well, after that time. 

Anywho, we've become seriously obsessed with the short films and trailers currently featured on Film Shortage. Who needs to work or do laundry or feed the cat when there are shorts to watch, right? Right. We put together a short (hehehe, get it?!) list of some of our favourites. Just click on the title pictures to be taken to the Film Shortage page where you can watch the short film and read more from the Film Shortage curators. 

READY? BLUE, 42, HUT, HUT, HIKE! (Yeah, we have no idea what just happened either.)  


(Notes On) Biology | Ornana Films | USA | 2011 | 5m39s  

Two words: robot elephant. That's really all you need to know. This delightful animated short reminds us of our own days of being bored in school and doodling in our notebooks.

Voice Over | Martin Rosete | Spain | 2012 | 9m44s

This is one of those stories that has the best payoff at the end. You won't even be entirely sure what you're watching but it all comes together in the most fantastic way in the final scene.  

Ten Thousand Days | Michael Duignan | New Zealand | 2011 | 17m5s

Yeah, this one's a bit longer but totally worth it. Quirky cinematography and production design combined with that fantastic New Zealand sense of humour we love so much brings to life the classic "only a few days left to live" tale. Also, remind us to make an entrance as grand as that at the next funeral we attend. 

Ice Cream | Nicholas Payne Santos | USA | 2012 | 3m22s  

Okay, so obviously someone (ahem, Siân, ahem) clicked on this one because of the title, but we weren't disappointed at all. The best part is: you can totally enjoy this short without having to put down your ice cream. 

 "032" The Canadian Affair | Thibaut Duverniex | 2010 | 3m55s

We were quite taken with the absolutely gorgeous, jaw-dropping cinematography and production design of this short film. The story itself is minimal and simple, but you'll be completely entranced the entire time based on the visuals alone. 


Okay, jabrones, we got you started. Now get on over to Film Shortage and enjoy their beautifully curated collection. Get! Get!  


- written by Pickle