Thursday, January 13, 2011


The New Tenants

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 iTunes. Kicking things off, last year's Best Live Action Short Film winner, The New Tenants.

US/Denmark | 20mins
Park Pictures

Director: Joachim Back
Writer: Anders Tomas Jensen
Producers: Sam Bisbee, Tivi Magnusson, Erika Hampson, Christian Potalivo

Cast: Vincent D’Onofrio Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban

A prying neighbour, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon in this darkly satirical short film. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might be the worst moving day ever, their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.

View a clip below and download The New Tenants from iTunes in HD or SD.