Buddy Bear embarks on a magical day-long journey to learn everything about music and how to make it, meeting new friends and singing songs and dancing with his new friends and along the way.
A timid character with a wine glass for a head grows larger than his numbered peers while participating in a prosaic cycle of pouring. "Pour 585" is a hand drawn animated film that visually interprets the individuals role in hierarchy. The conflict occurs when a cycle is interrupted and a new order is established, possibly even more tyrannical than the first.
A toymaker's five-year-old daughter sees a carnival in a picture book and wants to go. The toymaker can't take her, so instead starts building a miniature, detailed recreation of the picture book scenes.
A biker and a driver get into an accident. An argument ensues about fault, and it exposes a deeper conflict between two distinct characters.
Quick and quirky explosion of visual affirmatives! Fast-paced short film featuring vivid, energetic imagery and positive text impulses.
Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy all the time seems to be emerging as a new phenomenon in pop-culture. Movies, books, and music lyrics all send messages that say, “You deserve to be happy.” But, research shows that chasing happiness may actually make you feel worse.
-Ziyad Marar, The Happiness Paradox
A couple goes out to see a play only to get sidetracked by an ongoing game that they play against each other. When one of them bends the rules it comes back to haunt them.
What would you do if you knew you only had a year left to live? I Heart Jenny peers into the world of a resilient Colorado woman who, despite a fatal diagnosis, continues to live presently and vibrantly. Watch as Jenny, a mother of four, fights to spread awareness for a genetic mutation (BRCA) that has impacted and will continue to impact many generations. Her vulnerability in allowing the last year of her life to be documented becomes a way for her to tolerate the fear of her own impermanence.
An amateur archer has to live with himself after he accidentally murders his sister.
Beads follows Dalia, a young African-American girl who moves to a new town with her family. At her new school, Dalia makes a friend, Annabelle, with whom she shares a love for 'Wonder Lady,' an animated television series about a strong, black and braided superhero. The girls instantly bond but their friendship is tested by the bias of their teacher. The film explores how rules are selectively enforced and how adults teach children to view the world through a racial lens.