|Intensity TV: Episode #104
Intense Comedy: Do Opposites Really Attract?
Battle of the Sexes
Eric Kripke came up with the idea for this film after he and his friends were sitting around discussing the fact that they had all been dumped at one time or another. The American film Battle of the Sexes solves a long held secret: always suspicious about what women really do in the bathroom together, men now learn the truth. The dating game will never be the same...Or will it? This short film appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Writer and director Eric Kripke attended film school at USC and currently has film deals with Dreamworks and Warner Bros.
Rules of Engagement
Jamie Gold, whose dramas and documentaries have screened on both Channel 4 and the BBC in Britain, wrote and directed this film. This British short film is about a fight between Jimmy and his girlfriend. After a night of drinking, Jimmy looses an important computer disc and blames it all on his long-suffering girlfriend Denise. A lover's spat turns into an all out of war of wits. Clever Denise, used to perfidious tactics, rises to the challenge. This is a comic exploration of relationships based on mutual deception and control -- in other words, love. Rules of Engagement was shown at Sydney Film Festival.
Christian Ditter wrote and directed this film as a first-year project at a film school in Germany. Enchanted, which took two days and two nights to finish, tells us the story of Sebastian, who is in love. Many times has he observed Silvianne in the university library. No longer willing to be ignored, he finally gets up the nerve to sit by her. Little does he know, his younger siblings have other things in mind, and his visit to the library goes hilariously out of control. Love makes one do strange things, and in Sebastian's case, really strange things. Among others, this short film appeared at Slamdance, Cannes Film Festival, Brussels International Film Festival and Illumination Film Festival (Finland).
After discovering that being a dentist wasn't his real vocation, Luis Camara Silva attended the American Film Institute. Endgame takes us to a cat-and-mouse chess game that turns into a commentary on the mating habits of humans. What starts out as a friendly game of chess ends up with everyone (including the viewer) in need of taking a cold shower. This is a smart, wicked and erotic take on the games people play, which appeared at Slamdance, Taos Talking Pictures, Cinequest (San Jose) and others.
The Australian brothers Michael and Peter Spierig wrote, directed and edited this comedy about two strangers finding themselves in bed after meeting at a wild wedding party the night before. With no recollection of what happened, they awkwardly try to make the best of an embarrassing situation.
The Sadness of Sex: Poison
Director Rupert Wainwright, who started out in film as an actor (starring in "Another Country"), has already directed his first studio motion picture "Stigmata." The Sadness of Sex was written and performed by Barry Yourgrau who plays the lonesome hero of this short film. He pontificates on love and the opposite sex, and is about to give up on love altogether, when suddenly he sees a heavenly creature that could change anyone's mind.
Director and writer Leif Tilden completely shot this film digitally. In fact, he is using the same technology that George Lucas is using on his next "Star Wars" film. This film takes us to the bigLove residence, where a normal morning is anything but. Two parents come down with a serious case of separation anxiety when their kids leave for school. bigLove has been included in Sundance Film Festival.