SHORT stories – 7 Terrific Short Films


SHORT stories is a series of short films from the Showtime network. The films were commissioned by selecting seven of the top, cutting-edge film makers from across the internet, who were then given a simple directive – tell a short story in an innovative way.

SHORT STORIES showcases the talent of some of the Internet’s top filmmakers, visual artists, and animators, including the groundbreaking Pes, Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt, and YouTube sensation Levni Yilmaz.

The seven short films will be available on Showtime’s site, and on Showtime On Demand.

Walks of life

In this short film by Cyriak, walking fingers have been used to portray the story of evolution of life on earth.

Watch the rest of the films in the series, after the jump.

Music Box

Music Box is one of my favorite short films in the series, you will just have to watch the film to know why.

Wisdom Teeth

Don Hertzfeldt, on the perils of acceding to stupid requests from friends.

Tales of Mere Existence: A Few of my Highschool Teachers

Levni Yilmaz [previously] takes a walk through memory lane, and reminisces about a few of his high school teachers.

Pretty, Dead

This short film by Jeff Scher has been described as a “homage to the labyrinthical narratives of film noir.”

The Deep

Metal creatures come alive under the deep blue sea, in this stop-motion animation film by Pes.


Michael Langan’s stunningly hyperkinetic short film.