The Films

The Fighting Kind

The Fighting Kind

| December 9, 2015

A man with a dark past returns home to make his sister an unwelcome offer. A short film by Nils Taylor.

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The First Date

The First Date

| August 23, 2016

Two women retreat to their office restroom to recap a disastrous date, unaware that someone else is listening in. A film by Janella Lacson.

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The Girl and the Fox

The Girl and the Fox

| April 3, 2013

A young girl must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness. A short film by Tyler J. Kupferer.

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The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting

The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting

| February 27, 2013

A Brooklyn couple go on a disastrous double date with a mythical hunter and swan. A short film by Emily Carmichael.

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The Kármán Line

The Kármán Line

| March 6, 2015

Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, Hot Fuzz) stars as a mother who is hit by an unusual condition that causes her to lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate. A short film by Oscar Sharp.

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The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

| August 23, 2016

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth, but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. A short film by Michael Lukk Litwak.

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The Listing

The Listing

| February 9, 2016

Something terribly inhuman has had this house all to itself… until now. A short film by Luke Jaden.

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The Lotus Gun

The Lotus Gun

| August 23, 2016

Nora and Daphine live an idyllic life in a makeshift home in the wilderness, but they face an unforeseen threat when they come into contact with a runaway from a misogynistic drug cult. A short film by Amanda Milius.

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The Passage of Mrs. Calabash

The Passage of Mrs. Calabash

| April 3, 2013

A troubled young woman and a retired professor exchange secrets on an overnight train journey. A short film, told in reverse, by Scott Tuft.

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The Stalking of Ernest Gorby

The Stalking of Ernest Gorby

| April 5, 2018

The curious Ellen LeBlanc watches Ernest Gorby as he tends to his beloved plants everyday. He is the love of her life, only he doesn’t know she exists.

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Funders

Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

Film School Shorts is a production of KQED.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

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Aldo Mora-Blanco

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Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer