FACT: People love lists, consistency and alliteration.
With that in mind, I bring you the very first edition of “Top 5 Friday”; a (hopefully) weekly list of dork topics, random thoughts and balderdash.
Today’s list spotlights YouTube short films, a topic I accidentally stumbled on while researching movie trailers for another article. In the midst of my research, YouTube was kind enough to suggest an “**Award-Winning** Sci-Fi Short Film” that featured a vidcap of a tentacled, fang-wielding, ooze-covered creature; of course, I was instantly compelled to check it out (Oh YouTube, you know me so well). I was so pleasantly surprised by the film that I began a week-long journey, in search of the “best” short films that YouTube has to offer. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 YouTube short films…
(Actually, I have a little more ado… First, I watched over 50 short films, but I have no doubt that I missed plenty of excellent additions. Sorry. Second, this is my list so it’s going to be heavy on action and sci-fi. If that’s not your thing… sorry. Otherwise, enjoy.)
#5 – Sol 87 – Directed by Justin Kruse
**Quick Comment- Simple but well-done. Plus, I’m one of those nuts who is crazy enough to volunteer for a mission to Mars, so this sort of thing appeals to me.
#4 – The iMom – Directed by Ariel Martin
**Quick Comment- If you’ve read my Black Mirror article, you know I love techno-horror. I could see this being expanded on and turned into a full episode.
#3 – Predator: Dark Ages – Directed by James Bushe
**Quick Comment- Wow, this really feels like the original Predator movie. It’s obvious that the creators are big fans and had lots of passion for this project.
#2 – The Fisherman – Directed by Alejandro Suarez Lozano
**Quick Comment- This was the original short film that inspired this blog. “No one messes with Wong!”
#1 – The Gunfighter – Directed by Eric Kissack
**Quick Comment- Hilarious!
Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Feel free to comment, or recommend some of your favorite YouTube short films that I may have missed.
Until Next Time,