VOD Recommendation: All Five of This Year's Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Short Films Now Available on Demand
Posted 02.24.13 by BrentJS
Become the live-action shorts authority at your Oscar party tonight in under 2 hours!
Like our last VOD Recommendation, today's blog is less about getting you excited about a new on Demand movie release that you might otherwise have overlooked than it is about helping you get up to speed on an entire category of films nominated for Oscars at tonight's 85th Academy Awards...all in one sitting! In our last VOD blog, we highlighted the new video compilation of the five animated short films nominated for Oscars that is now available on Demand. Today, we are encouraging you to check out the new on Demand video compilation of the live-action short films from around the world that are vying for one of those coveted little gold statues at tonight's ceremony, five films that are big on talent and imagination, if short on running time.
85th Academy Awards NomineesShort Film (Live-Action)
Asad — Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura, directors
"A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman."
Buzkashi Boys — Sam French and Ariel Nasr, directors
"Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith's son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match."
Curfew — Shawn Christensen, director
"A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece."
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) — Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele, directors
"A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves."
Henry — Yan England, director
"Henry, an elderly concert pianist, undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife."