"Zelos"

Watch Brad Leland (Friday Night Lights), Anna Camp (Mad Men), and more flex their acting muscles in indie short films. Film School Shorts is a weekly series showcasing short films from across the country. From compelling dramas to feel-good rom-coms, every episode is Hollywood quality without the three-hour runtime. Make some popcorn and sit back for 30 minutes of fantastic filmmaking.

Upcoming Airdates

Mean Streets

Taissa Farmiga stars in "Share" as a 15-year-old girl facing her return to school after someone shared an explicit video of her online. Directed by Pippa Bianco.

Next, watch as racial tensions explode between young people waiting in line to buy the hottest new sneakers on the market in "Hypebeasts," inspired by Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing." Directed by Jessica dela Merced.

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Daily Grind

Stephen Singer plays a sock merchant in "Socks & Bonds." He hopes his girlfriend's Hamptons-dwelling ex will invest, only to discover there's a more pressing negotiation at hand. Directed by Daniel Zimbler.

Then, catch a snapshot of life in the law offices of "Hopkins & Delaney, LLP," an animation that captures the hidden cubicle moments that comprise all our working lives. Directed by Sean Buckelew.

In "Butterfingers," every marriage has its moments, and this wife can't listen to another word from her husband about work. Directed by Milan Roganovic.

Aspirations

At a beach, in the snow, and underwater, stop-motion short "Bottle" details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle. Directed by Kirsten Lepore.

In "Glory Days," Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced father of two, has to look after his kids on New Year's weekend. Directed by Benjamin Rutkowski.

Then, "Lea" chronicles the life of a delusional actress with an affinity for burning bridges as she struggles to connect with the role that could make her career. Directed by Connor Simpson.

 

Crossed Stars

It's love at first sight in the midst of a dinosaur invasion in "The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger." Together, they flee for a life of adventure and romance — only to discover that even the brightest flames don't burn forever. Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak.

In "Googly Eyes," Cooper Barnes stars as Gary, whose chronic earache stirs up memories of his childhood and unresolved baggage with his ex-girlfriend. Directed by Simon Savelyev.

Somebody to Love

Kaori Momoi stars as a 55-year-old single office worker in Tokyo with nothing to look forward to but forced retirement and a lonely death in "Oh Lucy!" However, when her American English teacher gives her a blonde wig and a new identity, her perspective on life begins to change. Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi.

Then "Tin" takes us to the alleyways of Harlem, where a man mourns life and lost love in this jazz-age inspired stop-motion animation. Directed by Brandon Lake.

 

Top image: Courtesy of "Oh Lucy!" Facebook

Reality Bites

Anna Camp, Frances Conroy, and Ashley Williams star in Sequin Raze, a behind-the-scenes look at life on a Bachelor-style reality television program. Adapted into Lifetime's award-winning television series UnREAL. Directed by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. Then get back in front of the TV with Kendall Got a Rose as a couple discusses the latest episode of The Bachelor as one gets ready for work. Directed by Luke Haskard.