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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Engines of Destiny

Hunter Cressall | United States | 00:49:00 | 2020 English The adventures of a young TR as he investigates a mysterious toxic mine. He is lead to an evil southern tycoon’s airship works where he fights to free a British Royal and a German scientist. An action adventure short set in the steampunk genre in… Read more »


Michael Winingham | United States | 00:09:53 | 2020 English Two women parked in a public garage are confronted by a violent stranger who holds them hostage in their vehicle demanding they give him something they swear they know nothing about. Cast Brittany Wolf Eden McCallister Maximilian Schlossberg Michael de Lara Writer Michael Winingham Producers… Read more »

Beautifully. Love. Dark.

Kevin Williams | United States | 00:21:18 | 2020 English My true story of two significant moments & timelines of my life unexpectedly reached at a crossroad. Cast Kaight Zoia James E. Stewart IV Caroline Surace John Reneaud John Henry Whitaker Kenneth-Michael Glass Todd Bjurstrom Kevin Williams Writer Kevin Williams Producer Kevin Williams Cinematography/Director of… Read more »

Taxidermy Tom

Nathalie Ekstrom | United Kingdom | 00:12:18 | 2020 English Taxidermy Tom is a dark humoured drama that follows Ida’s journey after losing her best friend, her brother. Unable to say goodbye to him at the funeral she decides to steal his body and gets him taxidermied to live out all her favourite memories with… Read more »

Behind Glass Walls

Adrian Hudson | Australia | 00:13:27 | 2020 English LOGLINE: A writer reflects upon his growing isolation, obsession with his work and the destructive effect it is having upon his relationship. SYNOPSIS: Mark is a writer… or at least he tries to be. Mark’s tried to be a writer for many, many years. He’s written… Read more »

After Ashes

Jesse McAnally | United States | 00:15:00 | 2020 English After a plague wipes out most of humanity, transforming them into mindless creatures, The Grim Reaper struggles with boredom as he kills time more than he does people. Kali Kaminski, the lone human survivor, struggles to maintain her sanity while keeping creatures and lethargy at… Read more »

1060 Perth

Jimmie Chiverelli | Canada | 00:16:24 | 2020 English Nick and Frank hatch a plan to break into a house Nick’s parents once owned, under the impression something of value was left there. Co-director Zack Trunzo Cast Evan Johnson Angus Spadoni Megan Rainone Steve Boniferro Writer Jimmie Chiverelli Producers Jimmie Chiverelli Zack Trunzo

Unseen Agenda

Perdell Richardson | United States | 00:17:11 | 2020 English A group of local traffickers use ridesharing to capture women and sell them into human sex trafficking. Cast Ajima Cole Darian Michael Garey Kayta Chepka Bobby Burelli Mark Heron Michael Devon Writers Perdell Richardson Marisa DeVonish Producers Perdell Richardson Presley Aronson Marisa DeVonish Richard Brooks


Yefeng Baron Wang | China | 00:24:21 | 2020 Chinese In a riverside town in China, after a crime happened, a desperate couple begins to flee. But their romantic escape dream is finally broken. Writer Yefeng Baron Wang Producers Yuqing Cheng Yefeng Baron Wang


Benjamin Rouse | Canada | 00:10:00 | 2020 English Logline: An inexperienced young man stops a woman from committing suicide and she confides in him, transferring her suicidal impulses to him. Synopsis: A teenager on the cusp of manhood stops a depressed woman from committing suicide. He takes her back to her apartment, where they… Read more »