Originally Published: March 6, 2005
“Established and upcoming directors are producing short films that, in many instances, surpass some of the best feature films out there,” says Paste film editor and festival director Tim Porter. “Yet, short films continue to receive criminally low exposure. Our hope is that our samplers, combined with a festival and retail compilation, can contribute to raising the profile of these great works and artists.”
Publisher Nick Purdy notes, “With the DVD sampler reaching the magazine’s rapidly growing readership, these works will be exposed to more people than at even the largest international film festivals. It’s an ideal way for directors, musicians, labels, studios and others to have their work recognized in an increasingly crowded marketplace.”
Presented by New Line Home Entertainment, the magazine’s latest DVD features theatrical and film trailers, music videos and short films including clips from the Extended Edition of Return of the King; an outtake from Festival Express; The Yes Men’s The Horribly Stupid Stunt short film, and clips and trailers from Elf, Oscar-nominee Story of the Weeping Camel, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Rapture, Watermarks, The Academy Collection (The Weather Underground, Sound and Fury, Dancemaker), My Flesh and Blood, Blue Vinyl, In the Realms of the Unreal, Sprout, I Have Found It and Adult Swim favorite Home Movies.