Dirty Laundry

Best Short Films 2012

There are exactly 12,458 short films made every year. That number is a grossly inaccurate estimation, but the point is, there’s a hell of a lot of short films out there. The classic calling card for would-be career directors, the mistress keeping a feature filmmaker’s attention, the proof that a left field concept can work.  These brief motion pictures can pack an incredible punch, and in the world of the internet, they are everyday finding their place among the throne room of distraction entertainment that can be safely smuggled into a cubicle or a school desk. After watching close to 3,000 shorts this year, roughly 260 were chosen for our Short Film of the Day feature, so the idea of culling that list down to 12 seems both staggering and like something that violates the Eighth Amendment. The whole “Everyone’s a winner” schtick is something we all know isn’t true, but if you made it onto the site at all, you’ve got something that thousands of other movies don’t. With that in mind, here are the shorts that shined above and beyond those that survived the final cut. You’ll find a security team overwhelmed by monsters and sarcasm, two robots with immense humanity, a bit of comic book ultra-violence and a whole lot more.


Dirty Laundry Tom Jane

At the 2012 San Diego Comic Con we got an exclusive first look at Tom Jane‘s Dirty Laundry, a short film that saw the fan favorite actor return to the role of Frank Castle – The Punisher. It was an awesome, violent piece that got a lot of people hungry for a new bad-ass movie. If you liked the short, which you can see here, or if you just like seeing how things are done, we present to you a Behind-the-Scenes short on the making of Raw Studios’ Dirty Laundry. We get to see plenty of Tom Jane, the active directing style, the fight choreography, and most interesting to me, some insight into how they executed the disgustingly vicious double-leg break!


Thomas Jane as Punisher, by Tim Bradstreet

Hello Friends of Frank! Just recently we brought you the news that at San Diego Comic-Con Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the RAW Studios crew sent a room full of Punisher fans into a tizzy when they screened a short film about a bad ass stranger cleaning up the streets – only to have it revealed that said stranger was Frank Castle, The Punisher! Telling you about it was one thing, but how would you like to actually see it? You’re in luck, true believer, because we’ve managed to get a hold of the video and you can check it out right here, right now: likely for a limited time, so act fast!

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