If you're into short films, you need the Blue-Tongue Films collective in your life. Consisting of Nash Edgerton (The Square
co-writer/director; stuntman pundit), Spencer Susser (Hesher
writer/director), Joel Edgerton (Warrior
, Animal Kingdom
, Zero Dark Thirty
actor), Luke Doolan, Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here
co-writer/director), David Michôd (Animal Kingdom
writer/director), and Mirrah Foulkes, these folks have paved their way in the short film world with perhaps the most innovative films in the last decade. These guys are responsible for cult hits Spider
, I Love Sarah Jane
, and a lot more. You can watch all of them over on their official website
Co-directors Nash and Spencer teamed up with Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark writer/director) for their latest short, The Captain. It's about a pilot who wakes up from a colossal hangover in the midst of a plane wreckage, which was certainly his fault. This short is only six minutes long, but is 100% better and more fascinating than that 138 minute snoozefest Robert Zemeckis made about an alcoholic pilot. (Note: I love Zemeckis to death, but Flight is an exhausting wreck.)
Nash sent me over the poster for The Captain, which you see can above you. Waititi stars and co-wrote the film with Nash and Spencer.
If you're still at Sundance, catch it today at 4pm in the Shorts Program 4.
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