Hump Day Short Attention Span Film Festival #1

A Little Hump(day) Goes a Long Way.

“The Desk”

I have always loved shorts. No, not short women; I mean short films. (Okay, short women too.) I liked them enough that I took a History of Animated Films course in college. It turned out to be an Art History course, and kicked my ass.

Nonetheless, my love for shorts — animated and live action — continues. That being true, I’ve decided to add a feature to my blog, posting a few short films, famous and non-famous, that I think you may like. Since today is Wednesday (he said, checking the calendar – hey, I work from home. Who can tell?) I’ll call it my Short Hump Day Film Festival because a little hump (day) goes a long way.

Because I have a short attention span (which also explains my fondness for shorts) I’ll try to limit them to films under 10 minutes. Also, I hate commercials, so none of the videos will have more than a 10-second commercial (or at least one you can skip). Go peddle your wares elsewhere, foul demons!!


Anywho, the first film won an Oscar for one of my favorite artists, Mel Brooks. It’s a 3-minute film entitled “The Critic.”

The Desk” is a short written and directed by Albert Gonzalez. It was Produced by Albert Gonzalez Films and The Art Institute of Houston. I dedicate it to all of you who have been beautiful, but inside, where no one could see.

Here’s one the 1st commenter called “Radical gay propaganda.” Okay, let’s go with that. Never met an important change that wasn’t radical. This one is called “The Closet.”

Next up, a lovely little fairy tale.

“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” from Darragh O’Connell on Vimeo.

This final film comes from I’ve added it because … poetry. It’s called “Too Shy,” and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day. Watch with your lady if you forget to get her a card.

The moral is this story is “don’t wait.” Patience is for people with nothing to do. Fear is irrelevant and life is short. Get you some.