Short Shrift Theater: The Jockstrap Raiders

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THE JOCKSTRAP RAIDERS is the 19 minute UCLA thesis animated film of Mark Nelson, the story – which took 5 years to complete (part time) – takes place during World War I in Leeds, England where a group of underdog misfits are excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German Kaiser and his army, the must learn to become a team and overcome their deficiencies in order to save Britain and the world.

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Short Shrift Theater: Paperman

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This insanely charming animated short played in theaters along with the (very awesome) Wreck-It Ralph movie last year and has been nominated for a well deserved Oscar. I defy even the coldest heart to not have a goofy smile plastered on your face while watching this.
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Short Shrift Theater: Dirty Laundry


Thomas Jane, star of the 2004 Punisher film, takes his love of the character to the streets and made this short film himself depicting the type of Punisher (a name that is never uttered in the vid to avoid Marvel’s pesky lawyers) he thinks would be the best onscreen.
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Short Shrift Theater: The Gate

95% of the human genome is composed of redundant gene sequences. They appear to have no known biological function. Could a chance event reactivate them? Genetic freaks wander the streets courtesy of irresponsible pharmaceutical companies.

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