A recent find thanks to someone on Facebook, this lovely little film shows the intimate relationship we develop with our machines and the little joys we cherish, and how the sadness that life throws at us, one way or another, makes us hold on to these joys ever tighter.

Directed by Dustin Cohen

Released in 2013

Disturbing, strangely heart warming and extremely macabre offering from Aardman Studios. Two spinsters of indeterminate age eke out a living on the coast of a troubled sea, a peculiar but loving bond between them.

And they’re going to have house guests, no matter what it takes…

Directed by Luis Cook

Links to movie page here.

Akin to Awakenings starring Robert DeNiro, this short demonstrates the prison that is the disturbed and fractured brain – in this case, a victim of multiple personality disorder. Directed by his many personas that roam freely in his head, Daniel is merely a mouthpiece of whoever is currently the loudest – or whoever makes the most sense for the moment.

Gritty and harsh, although at times a little cartoonish – it remains the stark depiction of a tortured brain.

Directed by Trevor Sands

Do me a favor. Watch the film, then come back to the description. No spoilers.

Done? Good. Fantastic huh? Taking the sub-culture of an innocence American dive country bars, this film is at first funny as hell – two completely opposite personalities (played excellently by Timothy Brennen and Ian Gary) manage to keep you amused until the frankly terrifying conclusion arises, popping up behind your back to say ‘boo’ – this take on H.G. Wells War of the Worlds is thoroughly entertaining.

Directed by Lowell Northrop

Released: 2014

Gorgeous experimental piece from director Takeuchi that uses commercially available motion-capture software to re-represent a beautiful dance. The flickering, atomic quality to it reminds me of fragments of human composition, that we are never just one thing, but billions of independent components working in synchrony.

Released: 2013

Directed by Maria Takeuchi

I never suggested that this website had a sense of taste – and to emphatically prove this point, check out this silly, violent and really quite funny apocalyptic (the title kinda gives it away) short.

Written and Directed by Andrew Zuchero