After a record number of submissions, we’re finally rolling out the first new films for the NSI Online Short Film Festival‘s 15th official selection.
Little known fact about me: I love reading about serial killers and watching true crime documentaries. A little odd, I know, considering I’m also a big wuss when it comes to my dog, Sadie Shih Tzu.
Maybe then you can imagine how excited I was to program sci-fi/horror short Doll Parts by Vancouver director Karen Lam (also an NSI grad).
In Doll Parts, a serial killer’s bad day gets worse when he picks up the wrong girl. It’s nasty stuff.
Karen says, ‘… this is a film that considers the nature of victims and heroes, inspired as much by the missing women along the Highway of Tears as by the Asian demons of the underworld.’ Eek!
And in total contrast, I’ve programmed Not Over Easy by another female director (and NSI grad) Jordan Canning.
Not Over Easy features some charming stop-motion animated eggs that play out their relationship problems very cleverly. Kudos to talented animator Mike DeCroock.
Jordan says, ‘We had an incredible team working on the puppets, sets and miniatures for about three weeks leading up to shooting. Tara Murphy designed and built our eggs, Brad Archdekin built our table top sets, and Tiffany Barnwell made all the incredible miniature props and set pieces within them.’
It’s cracking stuff!
Two more films coming your way next week.