Monday, January 24, 2011

PAST NOMINEES & WINNERS: Instead of Abracadabra

Instead of Abracadabra
In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are revisiting past nominees and winners in the short film categories, all of which you can download from iTunesToday, 2009 Best Live Action Short Film nominee, Instead of Abracadabra.

Sweden | 22 mins

Director/Writer: Patrick Eklund
Producer: Mathias Fjällström

Cast: Simon J. Berger, Jacob Nordenson, Anki Larsson, Saga Garde, Goran Forsmark, Daniel Rudstedt

Tomas is a bit too old to be still living at home with his parents, but his failure to become a magician leaves him with no other choice. His father Bengt wants him to get a proper job. At Bengt's 60th birthday party, Tomas gives him and all his guests a quite bizarre magic show.

Eklund and Fjällström are gifted filmmakers, creating mini-masterpieces that are littered with laughs and big on heart. This year they've been short-listed for their latest comedy short, Seeds of the Fall.

View a clip below and download Instead of Abracadabra from iTunes in HD or SD.