Gasp and horror! Our unusual hero Exploding Goldfish Films Shorty has stumbled into the depths of mobocracy horror groupthink!

Short story long: Accosted by malevolent trolls and brought before Lord Smitherington at the behest of the Viscount Bayning of Sudbury, Exploding Goldfish Films Shorty made a valiant speech and, spitting on the voluminous robes of the Viscount, orated thusly to his enthralled audience:

“Fuck you, you goddamn old-timey fairies!”

Very much taken aback by the captive’s ungentlemanly demeanor and unbecoming attire, the good Lord ordered Exploding Goldfish Films Shorty to be imprisoned in Fiddlesworth Tower until such time as he was deemed adequately presentable for an audience with the Queen. Responded our unusual hero, “Aw, bollocks!” For this he was beaten severely, and then swiftly confined to his new accommodations before he might find opportunity to cause further consternation.

Left to his own devices for an indeterminate duration in a small, dank cell in Fiddlesworth Tower, Exploding Goldfish Films Shorty was forced to discourse with the greater population through the only means available to him; namely, YouTube.

Long story short: I’ve had a youtube account for some time, but I’ve now finally decided that it’s time to start actually using it to showcase work from Exploding Goldfish Films. There’s no exclusive content going up on YouTube for the time being, but it is a handy little aggregation of all the videos posted here and on Exploding Shorts. Go to to check it out.

A much-recommended YouTube tip: The major reason I’ve held out so long against YouTube is the horrendous quality of the video on the site. But there is now a way around that. It’s not very slick and the quality still isn’t great, but it’s a major improvement. Here’s what you do: Whenever you go to a video page on YouTube, add this little snippet:


…to the end of the URL. This will load the video as a larger file so it’ll take more time to download, but it’s also of a significantly higher quality.

That is all. More Exploding Shorts coming soon.

Exploding Shorts: A Noteworthy Occurrence

Today I’ve got a collaboration between myself and Matt Kane:

A Noteworthy Occurrence

A Noteworthy Occurrence was a chance for us to play with lighting and camera placement and be all Lynchian! Enjoy!

Exploding Shorts: Rum and Pancakes!

Sorry I’m a day late. To apologize, here is the most expensive film in the history of Exploding Shorts: Rum and Pancakes!

Rum and Pancakes

In other news, Parker and Ethan and I broke my old record of three films in one day this weekend when we shot TEN FILMS, on a way nicer camera than we have any right to use. More on that later.

Finally: it was Ethan’s birthday yesterday, and it’s Ruth’s birthday today! I have nothing pertinent to add to that statement! HOORAY!

Exploding Shorts: Don's Impossible Adventure, Don't Set Yourself On Fire

One and a half shorts for you today (the second only counts as half because it was already posted on the blog):

Don't Poke Yourself in the Eye

Don’s Impossible Adventure, the most accolade-winning film from Exploding Goldfish (not quite sure why), makes its online debut!

The Adventures of Les Brady, Narcoleptic Detective

Don’t Set Yourself On Fire, another Good Advice For Bad People short, premiered on the Exploding Goldfish blog in August, but now it’s also on Exploding Shorts.

Exploding Shorts: Don't Poke Yourself in the Eye; The Adventures of Les Brady, Narcoleptic Detective

Two very short black-and-white films with very long titles today:

Don't Poke Yourself in the Eye

Don’t Poke Yourself in the Eye is the first of the Good Advice For Bad People series of micro-shorts.

The Adventures of Les Brady, Narcoleptic Detective

The Adventures of Les Brady, Narcoleptic Detective was a group project for the 2007 Apple Insomnia 24-hour film festival. It did not win. It did not place. It was fun and exhausting.

Exploding Shorts: Beginnings

In keeping with the theme of movies shot on film, here is today’s Exploding Short:

Beginnings is one of the first short films I ever shot, and incidentally it was also the first movie I ever shot on film—the now sadly-discontinued Super 8mm Kodachrome 40. went live to day with a very spiffy design and a bunch of information on the film. Check it out! Tell all your friends!

Exploding Shorts: The Scary Key!

Hey everybody! It’s Exploding Shorts Month, and that means a new short film every Tuesday and Thursday this month being posted to the Exploding Shorts website!

The first Exploding Short of Exploding Shorts Month is that movie you’ve all been waiting for—the subject of the How A Film Becomes Law posts—The Scary Key! Co-directed by myself and Matt Kane! Enjoy!

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