Back in October, Swedish artist Tove Lo released an unflinching 31-minute video suite featuring five songs from her sophomore album, Lady Wood. Entitled “Fairy Dust,” the film travels through the dark underbelly of the soul: we bear witness to sexual obsession, the agonizing renegotiation of selfhood, and more…
Welcome to the first edition of the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of great storytelling and awesome eye candy. We will select the best short films of 2015 in the next five months leading to a November award ceremony at Gawker Media’s theater on Fifth Avenue in New York.
These two astronauts may come from warring species, but alone in space they become valued company, exchanging tokens of affection each time they encounter one other in orbit. But what happens when disaster threatens one of the space-faring pair?
Anna is excited to find a cheap new apartment in Vienna, even if it's covered in old lady decor. But she quickly learns that her new home comes with a price: her youth.
Gene Kim started his NYU Tisch undergraduate thesis film Fighting Spirits before Black Swan came out, but it also plays with the classic image of dueling ballerinas in black and white. But when these ladies battle on stage, they fight with something heavier than toe shoes.
Space Bound finds a young astronaut and his dog stranded and running out of oxygen, but this space-themed fantasy film shows that, even in our final moments, we can delight in the wonders of the universe and the companionship of someone we love.
This short film, Ben Pietor's "It's All About the Shoes", just won the Red Ribbon at the Tropfest Film Festival. The film, about a shoe-obsessed woman who "meets her fate," is well done, but it got me thinking about women's alleged obsession with shoes. When I worked in an office, we used to sheepishly conceal the…