Owen | short film

Owen

Length 13m 37s

Hellen lives on the streets with her aging dog, Owen. Her luck seems to change when an opportunity for housing comes her way, but Owen is not allowed to join her.

Really rips at you heart and your compassion & the injustice toward the homeless people as well as their animal companions. Be prepared to feel deep emotions and the torn feelings Owen’s companion Hellen feels. It’s an embarrassment to the supposedly just community of animal caretakers who bring your anger to the surface. Unfortunately, what they do is not uncommon. They look so caring on the surface but underneath they can be just as cold and callous as the rest of those who don’t care about the homeless whether human or beast. I know this with way too much personal experience when it comes to those who are suppose to care about animals in need. – j.k

Written & Directed by Kelly Pike

Transparent Machine™ | a short film

Transparent Machine™ – a short film

This may give you pause. Is there really any escape?

We are the Transparent Machines™

Our society is obsessed with the conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. We are “outraged” by the actions of the NSA, yet continue to willfully upload more and more of our personal information to Facebook and Google. This film explores the contradictory nature of our actions and beliefs regarding transparency.

Wild Horses | a short film | a haiku challenge

Feel drawn into the Haiku Challenge. Give it a go. If you write . share your Haiku in the comment section. j.k ❣🌈😃

SHARE THE DREAMS

Illness strikes the muse
Her challenge awake in dreams
Creates no limits

© j.kiley 2018

Following its young lead as she battles the frustrations of her illness of M.E. & frustration with her mother, she is becoming more and more obsessed with horses. She begins to write a story which brings her a feeling of joy & excitement. When you’re stuck in yourself . writing is one of the better forms to express yourself to the world. Stewart’s 26-minute film takes a very internal story and makes it relatable and accessible by injecting it with energy and humour.

Wild Horses by Rory Stewart

Rated . . . PG
Genre . . . Fantasy . Comedy . Illness
Length . . . 26m 12s

Cast:
Emma Curtis
Emma Cater
Ainslie Henderson
Stephanie Compton

Crew:
Written and Directed by Rory Alexander Stewart
Producer – Rebecca Smith
Cinematographer – Samira Oberberg

Official Selection:
– Cannes Film Festival – Cinefondation
– Encounters Short Film Festival
– Raindance (Nominated Best UK Short)
– British Short Film Festival Berlin (Nominated Best UK Short)
– Glasgow Short Film Festival
– Belgrade Auteur Fest
– Denver International Film Festival
and other…

Writer’s Workshop | a short film & haiku review

Haiku Review of the short film Writer’s Workshop. If you feel challenged join in and write your own Haiku. Leave it in the comment section. Thank you. j.k

WRITER’S NOTES

Does cruel heal wounds
Sharp-tongued slithering critiques
Hell’s words speak loudest

© j.kiley 2018
Haiku Review

Writer’s Workshop | Ryan Francis Johnson

Rating . . . R (Content)
Genre . . . Comedy . Dark Comedy . Narrative
Length . . . 11m 27s

Aspiring writer, Jeremy, attends an exclusive writer’s workshop session. A dark, absurdist look at the world of peer review.

Fast and Loose | a short film & haiku review

MATURE

Haiku Review of the short film Fast and Loose. If you feel challenged join in and write you own Haiku. Leave it in the comment section. Thank you. j.k

NO-NOTHING

Jumbled reasoning
Rock against the undertoad
Read alphabet soup

© j.kiley 2018
Haiku

Fast and Loose | Whitmer Thomas

Rating . . . MATURE
Genre . . . Comedy . Narrative
Length . . . 14m 32s

A young man plays fast and loose with unwarranted advice and confusing intimate relationships.

Written and Directed by Whitmer Thomas

The Dutch Angle | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review

After watching the short film The Dutch Angle . If you like to write a HAIKU REVIEW – leave Haiku in the Comment section of this post or your own . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ …

A new short will appear on Fridays so feel the Muse when it happens.

One of the ways to write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . often writing one or more verses. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

CONFUSION
by j.kiley

Take real out of sense
Blood will beat time downhill
Off lines begin doubt

© j.kiley 2018
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

The Dutch Angle | Jacob T. Swinney

Rate . . . PG
Genre . . . Experimental . Narrative . Animation
Length . . . 2m 56s

Is the Dutch angle the black sheep of cinematography? A technique created by tilting the camera any number of degrees to either side, the Dutch angle (also referred to as a Dutch tilt or canted angle) is often met with mixed opinions. Film Noir classics like Carol Reed’s THE THIRD MAN are applauded for their use of the tilt and how it enhances the seedy, discombobulated nature of the films. On the other hand, more modern films such as BATTLEFIELD EARTH and THOR were berated by critics for their excessive use of the angle. Being that the tilted camera angles lines that are straight in reality, we become disoriented as our eyes try to adjust to the tilted environment. When a character makes a devastating realization, a slight tilt of the camera can make the moment all the more uncomfortable for us as a viewer (even on a subconscious level). While some Dutch angles are blatantly obvious and easily defined due to extreme angles, others are subtle to the point of going unnoticed—we sense that something is off, but we can’t quite put our finger on it. The Dutch angle seems to be at its most effective when it is used to convey or enhance a feeling. Here is a look at the Dutch angle used in a variety of films to a variety of extremes.

Don’t Keep Your Love A Secret | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review

After watching the short film Don’t Keep Your Love A Secret . If you like to write a HAIKU REVIEW – leave Haiku in the Comment section of this post or your own . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ …

A new short will appear on Fridays so feel the Muse when it happens.

One of the ways to write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . often writing one or more verses. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Surprises!
by j.kiley

Children . wife . merried
Therapist speechless . they talked
The clients . what secrets

Laughter while viewing
Expect . not shocked . but funny
The results bizarre

© j.kiley ‘18
Haiku Couplet

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Don’t Keep Your Love A Secret | Jason Headley

A couple just wants to get that spark back in their relationship.

Ratings: PG-13
Genre: Comedy . Narrative . Talk Therapy
Length: 5m 45s

Writer/Director . . . Jason Headly