In 2003, a failing small town horse track in Japan made a desperate gamble: hype up Haru Urara, a horse with a record of 0-88. The country rallied around her story, “a message about the value of trying hard even when no one’s looking.” Ganbatte kudasai!
Chisel Pixel’s awesome fan film offers up action, drama, and excitement, all without spending the kind of dollars Michael Bay does. Inspired by the ’80s Transformers TV series and created by Lior Molcho and a group of Transformers cosplayers. Be sure to watch the BTS video.
Visual Suspect took real world images of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline, and transformed them into surreal, otherworldly locales by mirroring them, in this short film inspired by Plato’s eponymous story about how the real world is much more than what our senses tell us it is.
The universe is under attack by The Red Empire, a race of robots intent on wiping out all organic life. It’s up to the crew of the NX-01 Enterprise to stop them. Jürgen Kaiser’s stop-motion fan film is an incredible achievement and a true labor of love. (In German w/subtitles)
(Gore) “Freddie the Firefly, fried by a fart.” A pair of young possums listen to their dad read their favorite bedtime story: the alphabet of death by humans. Media Design School’s fantastic and morbid short was inspired by Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies.