What’s Up!! 2015 Oscar Nominess: Animated Shorts!!!!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PMSo, here’s a wonderful synopsis of the 2015 Oscar nominated animated shorts….

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We thought since everyone has watched either via twitter, facebook, or….all the other social media platforms, the best memes, gifs, video clips of the major moments of this years’ 2015 Grammy awards, here’s something that probably has not been seen. Let us know what you think!

In the meantime, we are premiering…is that a word?, episode 2 of the wonderful webseries The Verge. Join us this Thursday 2/12 at 8 central for not just the series…but a discussion with the cast and crew about why Chase, Amy and Jessica? are involved. We will host a live-streamed Google Hangout immediately following the episode. We need your questions, comments via Q & A or using the hashtag #vergeseries.  We want the author? of the best tweet for the series The Verge to join us in the hangout as our guest host….

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We are all about sharing the work of these amazing artists with equally amazing fans, that you would be you the reader. How, become a subscriber of itsashort.com. Watch these award winning shorts and share with your friends and colleagues. So, show some awesome love to these artists and join us!

What’s Up!? The Golden Globes: Je suis Charlie!!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PMWell, the award season launches with the Golden Globes! What do we love most: The speeches, the clothes, who walks with who or the movies? Here at itsashort.com we love the Golden Globes because as George Clooney says, its about ‘the little guy’ movies, not the block busters. The independents, they need the push, and the industry, delightfully, pushes for independence and point of view and talent, creativity, all the things that make making and watching movies the amazing experience we know it to be. So, thank you, Golden Globes! Below is the montage of best moments from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the George Clooney speech and Common and John Legend! Honorable mention goes to the very touching tribute Michael Keaton pays to his son. What were your favorite moments?

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

We so appreciate their very unique brand of ‘keepin it real’ humor!!

George Clooney: Je suis Charlie!

George Clooney offers a very moving tribute to his colleagues, Amal and all of the people world wide protesting the hideous events in Paris: Je suis Charlie!

Common and John Legend for their wonderful and timely music titled: Glory

Common and John Legend were introduced by Prince!!!! Common offered a very moving tribute, the movie Selma, to the US fight against terrorism, racism and any other ism that divides our citizens.

OMG the Globes ‘killed it’ this year!!

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Like the Golden Globes, we are unrelenting fans and the keenest of advocates for the independent artists, as George Clooney says: the little guy, they need the push. Our site is designed for just that. Please join us in our global efforts to support the independent artists and register here.

There are amazing artists and award winning short film, video and webseries you must discover!!! itsashort.com is the platform for discovery, thank you for your support!!!

What’s Up!!? The Holderness Family!!!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PMThe Holderness Family, remember them, or do you know them? Check out the 2013 Holiday video….because on Monday, December 22, 2014 itsashort.com will premiere their 2014 video!!! And, then following the premiere there will be a live streamed hangout with the family! Totally can’t miss this because they are amazing and funny and happy!

Kim or Mom was in the movie Ironman3 and Penn, the Dad, was a real news anchor who decided to leave his ‘gig’ and join his wife to run their production company and spend time developing more amazing videos. The result, they just signed on for a TV series!!! We think they will be the ‘family friendly’ version of the ‘Kardashians’!!

We also just love their work, their energy and the deeply rooted commitment to ‘hip hop’ as a prime tool for communication!  Check out their GMA and Today shows appearances, as we say, you feel me?!

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itsashort.com is ‘the’ distribution platform for amazing, award winning short film, video and web series. We are excited to welcome the Holderness family and introduce our subscribers to something new. We love their story, it is something everyone fantasizes about: what would happen if you really followed your true passion, that’s the essence of itsashort…showcasing people who follow their passion and create something amazing. Please join us on Monday, December 22, 2104 in welcoming The Holderness Family to itsashort.com!!

What’s Up!? The Verge Webseries!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PMThe Verge is a new Webseries that made its debut at the LA Webfest in March 2014. Didn’t know that? No worries, the first episode can be seen on itsashort.com. Relationships, something we think about, experience, live, lament on occasion but always acknowledge that at times things are definitely complicated. What we do know is that we can’t live without relationships, truth.

Relationships underlie just about everything we do: business, everyday, family, friendship and life. Sometimes, we want to call an audible, right? Enough!

But, not taking care of relationships is never really an option, because relationships are the fuel of our lives, despite friction or just comfort. Our life lessons are a lot about learning to value and manage relationships good, bad, tough, sad…whatever, it really is the key to our happiness.

The Verge Webseries is among other things, about relationships and what it looks like when things are complicated. Check out the trailer below and watch the first episode, here.

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We are the ‘go to’ platform for amazing, award winning or award nominated short film, video and webseries. We exist to connect artists that you may not know with audiences artists are not connected to. So, join us by sharing this post, the site or just your thoughts with everyone you know. These artists create work for the world to see. No one likes everything…but definitely there will be something to like. Introduce your friends to work and artists they may not know, just by sharing.

Register on our site, the first month is free and subscribing is easy and…definitely the cheapest great entertainment we know. Subscription is $2/mo or $20 for the year….for $2 you can watch every short film, video or webseries one time at no additional costs in a month. It’s kind of new idea but not really, how often do you watch Youtube, TED talks or music video…same thing just on itsashort. Register in December and you may be selected to join us as a guest host in our next live streamed hangout…so see you soon!!

What’s Up?! Steven Russell Harts!!!!!! Who?

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PMSteven Russell Harts! A solo artists and touring with the ‘guy’ singing group, Troop, has just released a single, Shelter. He’s on a roll, a major songwriter, releasing the album The Wedding Singer which is now available on itunes. He was a songwriter with the Underdogs and another passion is his interest and success managing ‘roller pigeons’, actual pigeons on wheels that compete throughout the US!

But, who is Steven Russell Harts? He’s from the ‘guy’ singing group in the early 90s, Troop. He’s also a major songwriter. He wrote the entire song track for the movie Dream Girls, he wrote chart topping hit songs for Jennifer Hudson, Jordan Sparks, Cee Lo, Beyonce and the movie Shark Tales. He’s amazing! But wait until you meet his amazingly talented daughter, Elese!

Elese, also a songwriter, just penned a hit song for Trey Songz!! It’s called ‘All We Do’. She’s releasing an album next June, just moved her studio to downtown LA and is releasing her first video in January!

Both Steven and Elese will join us for a live-streamed hangout following the online premiere of Stevens hit single, Shelter. Join us Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6 PST/8 CST/9 EST. Register here for the video premiere of Shelter. Make sure to use the promo code ‘music’. Once registered, itsashort.com will email a link to the private live-streamed hangout. Tweet your questions to Steven during the hangout using the hashtag #stevenshelter. Everyone who registers will also receive a free download of Steven’s latest music.

itsashort.com is the ‘netflix’ for the best short content: award winning or nominated short film, high recognition video and the best webseries. Our goal is to connect media artists to fans and support these artists in their efforts to make a living, living their passion. Join us in celebrating these artists by supporting their work!

What’s Up? FirstGlance Film Festival Online Film Contest!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 6.53.47 PM It’s true, we’ve been silent for about a month…we’ve missed everyone. We’ve been engaged in reformatting, we moved our offices and reformatted sections of our website to create a better user experience. And, we’ve launched a new relationship with FirstGlance Film Festival, we are hosting their online 2014 film contest.

FGONLINE2014slideAWe  know your question, who are these guys? Founded by Bill Ostroff, FirstGlance Film Festival,  now 17 years ago, they manage two film festivals a year, the fall is Philadelphia and the spring is Los Angeles, following the Academy awards. Bill, a veteran of the industry is deeply committed to a great filmmaker and fan experience, two aspects we also value. So, hosting their online festival, we thought would be a wonderful experience.

The short films are awesome! And, it’s a contest with cash prizes for the artists and ‘fun’ prizes for the fans. The contest runs for 30 days, it started 10/10 at 10 PDT! But more than prizes, it is amazing exposure for these artists who truly have created wonderful options for fans. So, as we move back into our blogging universe, we do so with an invitation in hand. Please join us in supporting these amazing artists!!

The first film we loved is Failure Groupies, a wonderful short film by Rosalie Tenseth and Mandira Chamain as the director. The main actors are middle school kids but the issues: race and class, are definitely real world, today discussions. It’s fascinating to view these discussions through the lens of ‘tweens’.

We will profile each film and ask everyone to share with your respective universe. To quote Bill Ostroff, this is the first time a contest of this kind has ever been done and it is designed to share with the widest audience possible, these amazing short films.

As always, we at itsashort.com truly thank each and everyone of you for your interest and support…see you tomorrow…