Xavierpop Does #WSFF12 – Douglas Does ‘The Laughter Without Borders’ Programme
International Comedy: Laughter Without Borders (81 min) is a fun collection of shorts from around the world that pokes fun at human tendencies.
Awkward Goodnight (2 min)
After a date, it appears that he feels more deeply about the night than her. This awkwardly hilarious micro-short kicks off the program.
Bear (11 min)
A young couple wake up together and, for some reason, the man is being horribly mean to the woman. Instead of fighting, the woman goes for a bike ride. This is exactly the plan, as he then sets up an elaborate surprise because today is her birthday – but the plan is half-baked and backfires, horrifically. One thing leads to another and the situation just keeps getting worse for the two – albeit funnier and funnier for us.
This portrait of a dysfunctional family is hilariously over-the-top. These two brothers haven’t grown a day past 12 years old, but after their father passes away, they’re forced to spend some time together. Selfish, self-righteous and childish, these two are at each other’s throats for petty differences and the conflict comes to its peak at dinner in a climax that will have you in stitches. In the end, however, family always transcends pettiness with and in an unexpectedly heartwarming way.
Jesus Lover (1 min)
Stronger (14 min)
When a pretty girl asks for a favor, it’s difficult to say no – even if it means posing nude for a life drawing class. Two former best friends who clearly don’t follow the rule of “bros before hoes” find themselves posing naked together for an art class. Their friendship has soured after fighting over a girl and, being in their compromising position(s), suddenly all of their past problems come to the surface while on display – much to the chagrin of the art instructor.
Show me Yours (2 min)
In this micro-short, two old school chums meet after many years and one is trying to make amends for something that happened long ago, as part of her Alcoholics Anonymous recovery. Meanwhile, her friend probably wishes they could have let bygones be bygones
The Heist (9 min)
An average group of friends prepare to perform a heist but keep getting delayed by their bickering over petty details. The conversation deviates and the audience begins to wonder if the heist will ever happen. Finally, the plan is decided down to the last detail (including where they’re going to eat after they’re done.)
Babies & Tiaras (2 min)
Another micro-short, this is a parody of toddlers in Tiaras and the southern folk that pervade those beauty pageants. Although details are exaggerated, it’s still a little too close to reality.
Bertie Crisp (8 min)
Trailer-park folk who are trying to have a child together are having a difficult time (probably because one’s a rabbit and the other’s a bear.) A dynamic and interesting mix of 2D and 3D animation, it suddenly occurs to the male to simply steal someone’s child but, then again, child-rearing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Mulvar is Correct Candidate! (1 min)
Selling Mulvar as a candidate is quite easy, considering how many features he comes with. This micro-short is a hilarious critique on what we look for in politicians.
School Portrait (3 min)
A photographer of school portraits is unusually downbeat – in an effort to make the children worldlier, he’s also trying to crush their spirits but some are more resilient to the trials of life than others.
Scr__ble (3 min)
A couple friends catch up over scrabble in a café. When one advises against getting a dog, the other says they’re thinking of getting a “povern” instead.
Check out our coverage of the WorldWide Short Film Festival:
- Next Up ‘Shorts For Shorties: Mission to the Milky Way’
- MovieJay Reviews the ‘Date Night’ Programme
- Xavierpop Breaks Down the Popular ‘Scene Not Herd’ Programme
- Xavierpop Reviews The ‘Short Dramatic Films” Programme
- MovieJay Really Enjoys The ‘Celebrity Shorts’ Programme
- Douglas Breaks Down The ‘X-Ray Spex’ Programme
- MovieJay Reviews The ‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ Programme
- Now Onto The ‘Homeland Security’ Programme
- Xavierpop Takes On The ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ Programme
- MovieJay Reviews The “All Tomorrow’s Parties” Programme
- Douglas Godhino Reviews The ‘Superfans’ Programme
- Xavierpop Takes on The “Creative Control” Programme
- MovieJay Reviews the “War, What Is It Good For?” Programme
- MovieJay Reviews ‘The Family Compact” Programme
- Next Up A Look At the ‘Iron Ladies’ Programme
- Xavierpop Covers ‘The Love Hurts’ Official Selection
- A Break-Down The ‘Who’s Your Dada?’ Programme
- MovieJay Reviews The Opening Night Gala: Winners From Around the World
- The @xvrpop Ultimate Worldwide Short Film Fest Preview
- The CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival’s Screenplay $50,000 Giveaway is Back!