It’s tough for films to get eyeballs, especially if they’re weird, unquantifiable tone poems (terrible phrase, but it works) that happen to include a lot of kickass imagery. Bellflower is one of those films this year, and one of the many ways they’re drumming up some interest is through a tie-in with 5 Second Films.
If you’ve never visited 5 Second Films, then this post serves a dual purpose.
5SF is a daily released set of shorts that are exactly as they’re titled: video shorts that are 5 seconds long (with 3 seconds of titles). Typically well shot and often very clever, they have a unique, breathless sense of humor that is all punchline. It’s admittedly pretty hit and miss, but the very nature of the format means you don’t have to invest a lot of time to burn through a bunch and enjoy some great ones. They’ve started accumulating cool cameos, including some from Patton Oswalt:
and Juliette Lewis:
and now this week they’re featuring the director, cast and famous car of Bellflower (the first one directly referencing the Mad Max influence present in the film). Obviously the week is not over, so keep your eyes on 5SF for the rest of the week’s shorts. I’ll be interested to see if this connects or gets a chuckle out of anyone that hasn’t seen the film (it should, the jokes aren’t movie-based). Let me know in the comments, on the boards, or out there on twitter.
And one last unrelated favorite: