Short Films Directory

Accountant, The
2001, Ginny Mule Pictures
USA, Live Action, Color, 38 min.

Director: Ray McKinnon; Writer: Ray McKinnon; Producer: Walton Goggins; Executive Producer: Lisa Blount.

Cast: Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Eddie King, Gary Richardson.

Synopsis: Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy.

Awards: Oscar Winner - 2001 Live Action Short


Copy Shop
2001, Virgil Widrich Film & Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H.
Austria, Live Action, Black & White, 12 min.

Director: Virgil Widrich; Writer: Virgil Widrich; Producer: Virgil Widrich.

Cast: Johannes Silberschneider, Elisabeth Ebner-Haid.

Synopsis: The story of a man who works in a copy shop and copies himself until he fills the whole world.

Oscar Nominee - 2001 Live Action Short


For the Birds
2000, Pixar Animation Studios
USA, Animated, Color, 3 min.

Director: Ralph Eggleston;
Writer: Ralph Eggleston; Producer: Karen Dufilho; Executive Producer: John Lasseter.

One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him -- and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.

Awards: Oscar Winner - 2001 Animated Short


Speed For Thespians
2000, Lester Films Ltd.
USA, Live Action, Color, 29 min.

Director: Kalman Apple; Writer: Anton Chekhov, Kalman Apple; Producer: Shameela Bakhsh, Kalman Apple.

Cast: Jamie Harris, Camilla Enders, Denis Holmes.

Synopsis: In this film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play "The Bear", art and life intersect as the play is performed before an audience of unsuspecting commuters on an in-service NYC bus. The story weaves around the performance of three accomplished stage actors as they interact with the passengers; all the time keeping faithful to the original dialogue of the play.

Awards: Oscar Nominee - 2001 Live Action Short


Tin Toy
1988, Pixar Animation Studios
USA, Animated, Color, 5 min.

Director: John Lasseter; Writer: John Lasseter; Producer: William Reeves.

Synopsis: When a one-man-band toy named Tinny sees just how big, boisterous and destructive the baby can be, he does everything he can to flee -- eventually hiding under the couch with the other toys. But when the baby falls down and gets hurt, Tinny has to decide on survival, or doing what a toy's got to do.

Awards: Oscar Winner - 1988 Animated Short