5 Short Films That Would Make Great Feature Films
Howâd you like to wake up with the knowledge thatÂ you’veÂ been shot in the head? Yeah, that would suck, but what if the bullet that was stuck in your skull triggered some pretty cool supernatural powers? Yeah, now weâre talkinâ! Thatâs what happens to the protagonist in âBullet Head,â an awesome new short film directed by Franco Movsesian. We love it so much, we think Movsesian needs to turn this five minute short into a feature film. Actually, weâve got a list of five sweet short films that would make great feature-length movies. Check âem out.Â
1. Bullet Head
âBullet Headâ features some startling animation and an imaginative original story that threw us for a loop. This thing is all about atmosphere â itâs dark and noir while blending action, mystery and science fiction elements into one great, weird entertaining little flick. A must-see.
âRuinâ is another animated short, but this time, the film takes us to a sprawling post-apocalyptic universe. This tense shorty is action-packed, and the chase scene at the center of it all is probably more thrilling than anything youâll see in the new âDie Hardâ movie. Check it out, the animation, music and story really pack a punch.
3. The Chase
âGorillaz â The Chaseâ offers a killer soundtrack — of course, because Gorillaz rock — some bold and fluid animation, and an infectious rebel spirit thatâs hard to deny. Like most of the shorts on this list, this one features a chase, but director Tomas Vergaraâs film takes its time to tell its story and allows you to really soak in the texture of the stylish animated world heâs created.
4. The Raven
âThe Ravenâ takes us away from the world of animation and into a strange and dark futuristic Earth not far removed from the place where Tom Cruise ran from the pre-crime police in âMinority Report.â âThe Ravenâ begins with a chase, and it seems like your standard man vs. evil futuristic machine story, but there are much deeper, weirder, and scarier things going on here.
5. The Gift
âThe Gift,â from director Carl Erik Rinsch, has the backing of âBlade Runnerâ and âAlienâ director Ridley Scott. This high-gloss sci-fi mystery short may have been made in part to advertise a new Phillips TV, but that doesnât mean itâs not worth watching. Do you like spectacular car chases? Weird robots? Weird robots racing motorcycles through the street, crashing, burning and possibly saving the future of humanity? If ya do, check out âThe Gift.â