After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.
East of the River
d. Hannah Peterson
Teonna is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with figuring out what to do with a day on the streets of Washington, DC.
d. Celine Held & Logan George
Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14 year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan.
Skin the Wire
d. Erin Greenwell
A seismic shift for four small town teens when the freak show comes to town.
d. Will Kindrick
A water logged love story.
This Being Human | إنسانية |
d. Guido Ronge & Aimie Vallat
A portrait of a young Iraqi who left everything behind at 15, in a solo quest for a more peaceable future; Hameed’s salvation is education in the US bound by a big altruistic dream.
d. Nate Milton
This is a true story based on the filmmaker’s experiences within the realms of High Strangeness, Magical Thinking and Manic Delusion.
d. Carlos Garcia de Dios
Subway is a short film about a very long instant: falling in love.
George & Brenda
d. Kai Burley
A portrait of dementia and its effects on a relationship.
how to make a ghost
d. Gabriela Escovar
How to Make a Ghost is an animated film about remembering the things that shape you, especially painful memories we’re told we should forget.
d. Alexa Lim Haas
A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn't have the words for.
d. Alexandra Barreto
When she’s tricked into attending an all-female goddess retreat, a self-proclaimed “guy’s girl” has to come to terms with her misguided ideas on womanhood.
LAS DEL DIENTE
d. Ana Pérez López
Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies.
d. Iyabo Boyd
Me Time is a short feminist sex comedy about a black woman named Deborah, who is wound up after a hectic work day and is thinking about how to decompress, when three parts of her inner psyche appear and encourage her to get it on solo. The Debs fondly rehash their more promiscuous years and work through past trauma, ultimately coming together to break through their personal limitations around self-care and sex.
d. Foster Wilson
The night before he says 'I do,' Dave commits a cardinal sin: His doubts about tying the knot go viral. Alone at the altar, Dave must confront his own cold feet, a Greek chorus of bridesmaids, and the bride herself - all to save his marriage before it's even begun.
d. Jon Bloch
When Kenny puts his life on hold to care for his terminally-ill father, he soon realizes he may be the only one putting up the fight.
"Sorry, Not Sorry"
d. Monique Sorgen
A couple's oneupmanship escalates to ridiculous heights after a man eats his wife's plums. Inspired by the William Carlos Williams poem "This is Just to Say."
We were honored to screen @parisbound16’s contemporary Shakespearean tragedy, NO TRAVELER RETURNS at @themoviecrush this summer. Ellie’s short — astonishingly performed by non-actors/family members — is a heart-rending exploration of how one can feel isolated even amongst millions and how that chasm between one and others, sometimes, can only be bridged by self-implosion or a smile. Horror and hope are separated by split-second decisions.
It is our great hope that Ellie visits The Crush in 2020. Chime in below to encourage her to attend, please.
#femalefilmmakerfriday #crushfam4eva #crushingit #shortfilm
Winner of this year’s Best Short Screenplay Award at @themoviecrush, @sometimes_i_think_about_movie is now available online as a @vimeo Staff Pick. (https://vimeo.com/366086858) This is a quiet, searing triumph of sagely nuanced storytelling matched with two compassionate performances that vivify two characters more real than your own office mates. Look closely and you’ll find a tale of love’s awkward bloom. Look closer still, you just might see yourself and your own, secret existential uncertainties.
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #shortfilm @stefanieabelhorowitz @katywm
Was thrilled to see @alinebirdscannotsee claim the Best Animated Short Award at #bendfilm2019 this weekend after its smashing success at @themoviecrush this past summer. (I had a feeling, @dpamyb.) The film is as powerful upon repeat viewings as the very first time one sees it, a testament to the story’s emotional punch and the moviemaker’s simple, yet powerful approach.
@bendfilmfestival #teardownthatwall #peoplemattermorethanpolitics
Feel the love and join the #CrushFam. #CrushFam4Eva #CrushingIt #TestifyTuesday @linzsnaps
The search for the best American shorts to comprise @themoviecrush’s 2020 line-up took Warren & Nancy to the 16th annual @bendfilmfestival this weekend. (Warren served as a juror the Narrative Shorts Award.) This is a still from #JohnAntonelli’s inspiring whistleblower saga, THE CHAPEL, narrated by the #robertredford Speaking truth comes with a price, one more of us may need pay in the future.
The end of the school year does not mark the end of a student’s worst fears. A bike ride home is filled with music and troubling fantasies. Gear up for @ojo_flojo’s breathtaking spin through one teen’s mortal anxieties.
#throwbackthursday #crushingit #crushfam4eva #shortfilm #animatedshort #ilikebikes
While these two titans argue the relative merits of their epics (theme parks versus blood baths?), we celebrate those marvelous moviemakers who prove every summer at @themoviecrush, that great cinematic stories can be told in just minutes not 3+ hours. 😉
#dethronethesizequeens #yesiamtalkingtoyou #crushingit #shortissexy #shortfilm #filmfestival
We're building something special, and it's easier than you think to see it and feel it. All you have to do is be in it. Join us? #CrushFam #CrushFam4Eva #CrushingIt #TestifyTuesday
I first screened a short, BLUE HAVEN, that Julian directed nearly 20 years ago at the 1 Reel Film Festival (at Bumbershoot). This summer, he served as a juror for The Movie Crush. Now, he’s set to hit theaters with the Sundance stunner he produced, @clemencythefilm.
Happy birthday, @cautherley! And, congrats.
#malemoviemakermondays #crushingit #crushfam4eva @inthehenhouse
We have another winner! @kathrynegarrido took home our top prize for Best Youth Short (STARGAZER) this year and took this photo with her spoils: The Movie Crush medallion designed by @augusta_sparks and crafted by @smokeyfarris. Kat will return in 2020 as a juror for the Youth Short category.
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #femalefilmmakerfriday
@miaginae’s video for @musicmawule’s song Anything is a touching tribute to good dads everywhere. We could use more of them.
Watch it again: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_VsEnwfs998
#crushfam4eva #crushingit #tbt #fathersdaze
If you’ve enjoyed The @secretlifeofmuslims at The Movie Crush the past two years, rejoice! The open-hearted and mind-expanding series is now featured on @npr’s Here & Now. Stay tuned.
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #shortdoc
Have a Crush. Fall in love. #CrushFam #CrushFam4Eva #CrushingIt #TestifyTuesday @frankenhuffer
It’s a major award! @chasejoliet considers his Movie Crush medallion recognizing EVERYTHING MATTRESS as the winner of this year’s Audience Award as determined by our vaunted Iron Ass Jury (those who watched every single short!). The medallion was designed by @augusta_sparks and hand-crafted by @smokeyfarris. (Photo by @stephbarkley)
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #malemoviemakermondays #itmustbeitalian
Moviemaker Iyabo Boyd is one to watch. Her short, @metimefilm, won over the audience instantly with its arousing take on self-love’s power to split personalities. How can it be wrong when it feels so right? Can’t wait to see what comes next.
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #femalefilmmakerfriday #stoptheworldiwanttogetoff
#VintageCrush (2017): BEACONS (https://vimeo.com/192270587/f6949971bc)
When President Trump was elected in 2016, six artists decided to resist. Today feels like a fitting day to revisit their stories, artfully chronicled in BEACONS, directed by @whitneyskauge #drewdaly @thecunningnunn and #Taylorlennox
#tbt #crushingit #crushfam4eva #shortfilm #shortdoc #nooneisabovethelaw
This past weekend, Warren served as a juror for the Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival (in San Diego) and was thrilled to be able to award @freidatlast Best Overall Short for his latest, NAZI VR. Who’d like to see it at the Movie Crush in 2020!?! #crushingit #crushfam4eva #whatsupdoc🥕 #shortfilm #filmfestival
Congrats to Bruce McGill who earned a Best Performance Award at @flixx.fest this weekend for his role in @jbloch44’s emotionally roiling, father-son smackdown, @waitinggamefilm. Bruce was a finalist for the equivalent honor at this year’s Movie Crush.
#malemoviemakermondays #crushingit #crushfam4eva #ilearneditfromyoudadilearneditfromyou
MACK WRESTLES was one of our five finalists for Best Documentary Short at #TheMovieCrush this summer. You can see it today!
#Repost @esanger with @get_repost
The time has finally come! Very excited to share Mack Wrestles, which airs this Sunday on ESPN at 2PM ET and ABC at 4:30PM ET. So grateful for @alpha.trans @espn @30for30 @tribecafilmins and our subjects and crew for making this film happen.
#Crushingit #crushfam4eva #vintagecrush #shortfilm #shortdoc
We are celebrating @stephenking’s birthday today with some #VintageCrush revisiting @blendfilms’ animated interview with the author who gets **IT done. Here, he talks about childhood. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2kzmoAsnk
#crushingit #crushfam4eva #thekidsarealright #thewritesruff