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March 9, 2009 5:46 AM   Subscribe

The Oscar-nominated "Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello" is an "adventurous tale of a navigator’s journey to save his ailing wife set in a beautiful world of Victorian science-fiction" and one the many fine film shorts and videos available to watch at shortof theweek.com - a site dedicated to "finding those few [video] gems amongst the enormous heap of garbage they're buried in..."

You can browse the archives by genre, topic and style. Some of these you will have seen before, while some, I hope, will be new to you. A few personal favorites of both sorts: Solar, City Paradise, Comedy, Balance, Muto, Rabbit, The Pearce sisters.
posted by taz (7 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
What a great find. (And I liked Solar, but what.)
posted by DU at 5:55 AM on March 9, 2009

I've loved the Jasper Morello short ever since it aired on SBS in Australia. Great find.
posted by Ritchie at 6:31 AM on March 9, 2009

I like this. Need to figure out how to get it as a source in XMBC / Boxee on my AppleTV.
posted by joecacti at 7:06 AM on March 9, 2009

Great link! Thanx!
posted by acrobat at 7:47 AM on March 9, 2009

Loooooooooooooved this. Poor Jasper!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:37 AM on March 9, 2009

The reference to "Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello" is actually a bit of a double., but the shortoftheweek link is a cool find. Thanks!
posted by bl1nk at 8:49 AM on March 9, 2009

Thanks for the love Taz! My girlfriend was excited for the plug because she is a big Metafilter fan. We've been adding a lot more films since our recent redesign, but browsing around for short films is tiring work, so if anyone has personal favorites that deserve to be showcased, we're always happy hear about them.
posted by shortoftheweek at 2:12 PM on March 10, 2009

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