5. Blinky TM

I so sincerely wish that Blinky was still online for public consumption – both for those who didn’t have the pleasure of seeing it and for those who wanted to watch it 54 more times. Fortunately, this sci-fi view into the world of a helpful, happy, slightly psychotic robot isn’t the last we’ll see of director Ruairi Robinson.

4. Diary

Sadly, the world lost director and photojournalist Tim Hetherington when he was killed while covering the front lines of the Libyan Civil War. His experiment in objectivity, Diary, is something challenging, powerful, and unique. It’s one storyteller reaching into his past to reveal his present and give context to a world beyond our television screens and picket fences.

3. The Candy Shop

Antique design and allegory rule the day with this story of a young boy drawn to the sinister owner of a new candy shop (played by Doug Jones). It takes a ballsy filmmaker to tackle a concept like child sex trafficking, and it takes someone with immense talent to make it this good.

2. Portal: No Escape

Was there any doubt how high up this short from Dan Trachtenberg would place? It’s impact was undeniable, and it won Trachtenberg notice from studios and a job directing his first feature – a sci-fi flick called Crime of the Century over at Universal. It all started with this and, although I know him personally (full disclosure style), the work here not only speaks for itself, it yells from the rooftops.

1. Tune For Two

Pure. Simple. Genius.

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