Narrative Short

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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An inescapable Chain

紫 瑞 李 (zǐ ruì lǐ) | China | 00:17:19 | 2023 Chinese The girl in the story has been struggling with depression, and through the love and help of the angel, she gradually feels the beauty of life. However, the impact of long-term depression on her has made it difficult for her to adapt… Read more »

Double Zero

Pat Bradley | United States | 00:20:00 | 2023 English After botching a job for the most ruthless crime boss in NYC, two women must play a game of modified Russian Roulette to survive. Cast Jamie Ragusa Casey Sullivan Caroline Anderson Vivian Belosky Writer Pat Bradley Producers Pat Bradley Jamie Ragusa Melissa Morse

The Old Lady and The Boxer

Camilo Diaz | United States | 00:19:45 | 2023 Set in the mid-80’s, Baltimore, The Old Lady & The Boxer follows former Texas roughneck and current amateur boxer – Joe Saturn as he battles his ghosts and searches for respect. He spends his days being punished in the ring, and his celebrated coach, ‘Alley-Oop’ Simpson… Read more »


JB Bledsoe, Brian Mishaw | United States | 00:12:45 | 2023 A young artistic woman, has been conflicted all her life by her style, and her own true happiness. In one day time span, she decides to embrace how she has always been feeling and breaks out of her cocoon. Ready for the world to… Read more »


Anthony R Page | United States | 00:10:34 | 2023 English Mood is a 10:34 second short film highlighting mental health and its issues. A young lady with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder struggles with herself. Cast Kasia L Trepagnier Writer Anthony R Page Producer Anthony R Page


Augusta Palmer | United States | 00:18:12 | 2023 When an incarcerated woman reaches out to her daughter after a 20-year estrangement they must walk a rocky road to reclaim their sacred bond. Cast A.J. Lister Carla Brandberg Molly Carden Writer Kathryn Grant Producers Dolores Diaz Kathryn Grant Eva Minemar Augusta Palmer Co-Producer Meg Grant… Read more »



The Sweet Taste of Freedom

Matthew Penn | United States | 00:33:44 | 2023 English A man facing a long prison sentence has 48 hours to put his life in order. Cast John Bedford LLoyd Writer M.A. Malone Producer Saskia Rifkin

A not so Silent Night

Rhys Miles Thomas | United Kingdom | 00:11:37 | 2023 English Sisters spend their first Christmas without their late mother. However, their Grandad is determined to make it a Christmas to remember – but will it be? Cast Jonny Tudor Writer Sophie Warren Producers Gareth Reess Rowlands Cliff Jones WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Static in the Ether

Matt Jenkins | United States | 00:37:21 | 2023 English Prominent actress Ava Grant receives bad news. Her latest movie is a flop; her boyfriend sold pictures of her naked to a celebrity gossip web site and a result she is let go from her upcoming movie role. Encouraged by her agent, Ava takes a… Read more »