A short film as a genre is a condensed venue not unlike poetry. Most of the American population enjoys a full-length movie but few have discovered the richness of its smaller neglected sibling. One of the greatest advantages of a short film is the immediacy of it, the touch which can inspire, instruct, and draw emotions and thoughts from under the surface. The limitation of character building forces the creator to concentrate on glimpses and the confidence that the audience can 'fill-in the gaps' with their own imagination.
Compare the following two short films (which are also included in links on left of page). Both are very short "silent" films, turning the expectations back on themselves.
THE BLACK HOLE (2:49)
The next two are "relational" films from too sides of the same coin. Both main characters have a driving desperation.
LAST ROLL OF THE DICE (1:44)
NOTHING SPECIAL (9:52)
The next two films are psychological plays.
NIETZSCHE NO. 5 (5:57)