Short films are the vast, undiscovered country of filmmaking. Most viewers relegate themselves to feature films alone, inadvertently walling themselves off from the audacious power of the short film. It would be a supreme fallacy to assume that just because a short film takes a quarter of the time to tell, it must be a quarter as effective. Numerous short films compress, in mere minutes, the sort of mesmeric storytelling and muscular emotions that many feature films never come close to achieving.
Little Minx, a division of RSA films and an offshoot of director Ridley and Tony Scottsâ€™ â€œScott Free Productionsâ€? company recently selected five directors to tackle a series of short films based on the French parlor game â€œExquisite Corpse.â€? The talented lineup of directors, who work in film, television and commercial production, were charged with only two golden rules: they must respond to the last line of text from the previous directorâ€™s script, and they must incorporate their interpretation of a â€œlittle minx.â€? The result was inspired, funny, tragic, mind-bending and unquestionably beautiful. more