Short Films

Short Films

Many of the works on this platform are independently produced by grassroots filmmakers. Check out these conceptual short films from OTV's collection.

Subscribe Share
Short Films
  • Sweaty Scales

    Sweaty Scales created by Liang Luscombe

    In a world akin to the surreal vignettes of Peewee’s Playhouse, Sweaty Scales takes us through a series of portals to tell the story of a pair of lovers. Asian American advertising art director Lisa meets Oliver at his 30th birthday party in which he seduc...

Extras

  • Searching for Isabelle

    While being held captive, Isabelle discovers a mysterious ability to project herself to the outside world. When she appears to her friends in a desperate appeal for help, they work together to try and find her - but time is running out.

    Created, written and directed by Stephanie Jeter

  • Triggers

    "Triggers" is a short film that centers Black women and girls’ trauma. A poetic journey through the weight of witness, the stories of Marissa Alexander and other instances of intimate partner violence that I witnessed as an adult and a child are central. I talk to my former little Black girl self...

  • Inertia

    Inertia is a visual musical experience by Brandon Markell Holmes. An exploration of black thought, existence & trauma ; through the lens of [MODERN Technological Narcissism]&[The Civil Rights Movement] - into the premature journey of Black JOY , acceptance, Existential tyranny , Religion , Binary...

  • ambivert, with audio description

    A meditation in manic visuals and ethereal sounds. Transmuting energy from chronic pain, anxiety, and lethargy into thrusting sexual freedom, joy, anger, empathy for self and communities of color.

    BY Ester Alegria

    Audio description directed by Kevin Gotkin, New York University.

  • Reality Is Not Good Enough

    An emerging filmmaker tries to make a film subverting racial and gender stereotypes about reality television using her family as a subject. Instead, she ends up questioning her relationships, the stability of her mother to withstand the project, and the challenges of independent filmmaking in gen...

  • Let Go and Let God

    This film is dedicated to people who are struggling with the grips of depression and wondering if there is a way out. In Let Go and Let God she finds her release through dance. The movement stirs her soul to the point where it brings her back to life and she makes a commitment to live again, to t...

  • Lipstick City by Shea Couleé

    In the world of Lipstick City Miss Couleé and Shea exact revenge on Miss Couleé's unfaithful husband.

    // CAST //

    Mrs. Couleé // Shea Couleé
    Shea // Shea Couleé
    Chic // Kim Chi
    Chic's Henchwoman // Lucy Stoole
    Seductress // Valentine Addams
    Mistress // Sara Andrews
    Chaffeur // Trannika Rex
    Musc...

  • Southern for Pussy

    Over a long weekend, a mother and daughter discuss thinning vaginal walls and humiliate a handsome stranger.

    // CAST //

    Moxi // Zackary Drucker
    Patti // Penny Sori
    Jack // Geoffery Milam

    // CREW //

    Starring & Written by Zackary Drucker and Penny Sori
    Director // Zackary Drucker
    Cinematograph...

  • The Exquisite Corpse

    Chicago based artist co-op, "The Exquisite Corpse," has one week to come up with rent on threat of eviction. When the roommates decide to throw a huge "let's make-rent" arts fundraiser at the end of the week, all four roommates (Lee, Lizzard, Tre, and Sam) go into a frenzy trying to organize an e...

  • Sur La Nuit

    A soliloquy to the night, reflecting on love, loss, and identity. presented thru the lens of otherness - queer identity, race, familial dynamics, gender, and access into classical art forms.

    //CAST & CREW//
    ALEXA GRÆ - Artist/Composer
    Jon Wes - Creator/Videographer/Editor
    Matthew Ozawa - Creat...