About the writer
Born and raised in the southern Brazilian beaches, Phillip Gruneich is a 24 years old filmmaker who knows one or two things about screenwriting. Joined film school in 2007 and since then has been working on short films, television, advertisement and film festivals. Has a morbid passion for cinema. Picky about the music he listens. Enthusiast of software development for OS X. Coffee aficionado.
About the blog
Short films became part of our daily lives as Youtube and other media websites opened. However, there was no depth in the discussion. You have lists to make a successful short film in the bottom of the food chain, then sites like Short of the Week taking one step forward and reviewing short films. And then you have this bucket left empty. Short of Stories was created to whirl underneath the skin of the short film narrative. Because it’s different. You can’t apply the same rules told by all the gurus for feature films into short films. It’s trying to place an elephant inside a Beetle.
Because when you join film school, they’ll teach you under the feature film rulings, but they’ll ask you to make short films. By the end of your course you realize your movies suck. Here you may find the room for improvement you were missing previously.
Why short films?
Movies are expensive, short films are an internship. See if you like it. They’re also something not to knock on doors empty-handed. You’ll learn not only about story structure, but also set behavior. It will cover all the basic knowledge you must understand to get along with a film crew. You’ll fuck up. We all fuck up. But in a short film you normally have less in stakes. It’s about seeking for the spotlight and climbing the chain.