Most of this year’s live action shorts are screening in selected cinemas across the world now and will be available on iTunes Stores in 54 countries across the globe beginning February 21st.
A list of where they are showing can be found on the Shorts HD website.
PENTECOST (Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane)
The story follows an eleven-year-old boy who is a last-minute call-in by his local church to serve as an altar boy at an important mass.
Technical details are available here.
RAJU (Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren)
The story is about a young couple (Julia Richter and Wotan Wilke Möhring) who arrive in Kolkata, India, to adopt a young child.
The official site is here.
THE SHORE (Terry George and Oorlagh George)
The story of two childhood friends, Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill), who are divided by 25 years of misunderstanding.
The official site has lots of information and Terry George has done a 15 minute interview (highly recommended).
TIME FREAK (Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey)
Time travel comedy in which a an inventor gets the opportunity to relive the same everyday situation.
The film’s Facebook page has a lot of information and the filmmakers recently did an interview with Blog Talk Radio.
Norwegian story comedy about an old man with not long to live who decides to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago.
The film has a Twitter account (@TubaAtlantic) as does the director (@HallvarW). You can also listen to this interview with him on Soundcloud and check out his Vimeo channel.
> Official Oscar site
> Oscar Shorts
> Steve Pond at The Wrap/Reuters on this year’s live action shorts
> Past winners of the Oscar for Live Action Short at Wikipedia