The New 'Stars in Shorts' collection by ShortsHD, available online and showing in select theatres, explores the best of the short-form genre. Comedy, drama and psychological puzzlers are presented in this seven-film collection
Short films, much like short stories and one-act plays, have the power to surprise and engage their viewers in ways that simply cannot be accomplished in feature-length films. The new Stars in Shorts collection produced by ShortsHD is an exemplary set of seven short films featuring well-known and critically acclaimed actors. Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Julia Stiles, Jason Alexander and Lily Tomlin star in films that are simultaneously uplifting, intriguing and disturbing.
The films collected in Stars in Shorts are showing throughout the U.S., Canada and Denmark this October and November. The collection can also be downloaded via iTunes and several other on-demand providers serving global audiences.
None of the seven films runs more than 25 minutes. Thanks to the constraints the short film format puts on character and plot development, the endings of many of these gems are an absolute surprise. Viewers can expect to experience giddy laughter, unshakable discomfort and utter sadness when viewing these stellar selections from the ShortsHD arsenal.
On the whole, ShortsHD has done a stellar job of curating a meaningful collection of contemporary short films that both avid movie buffs and casual filmgoers will want to see. Releasing the collection both in theatres and via iTunes is a particularly smart move likely to boost overall viewership. Busy folks who have only a few minutes to kick back and relax will find that these shorts are a perfectly packaged dose of guilty pleasure.