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LA Times | SHOWBIZ 7s: Why do people make short films?

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 28, 2007 at 9:59AM

Short films aren't inherently bad, but to the American public they are inherently uninteresting. It's a conundrum that in this time of nationwide ADD we are still more likely to watch a three and a half hour movie rather than a three-minute short. The Internet is beginning to change that, but so far, grainy YouTube videos still do better than well-produced short films. But that hasn't stopped Los Angeles based comedian Chris Mancini from making more than 90 minutes of comedic shorts over the past decade--and asking famous-ish friends like Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins to star in them. Deborah Netburn reports.
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Short films aren't inherently bad, but to the American public they are inherently uninteresting. It's a conundrum that in this time of nationwide ADD we are still more likely to watch a three and a half hour movie rather than a three-minute short. The Internet is beginning to change that, but so far, grainy YouTube videos still do better than well-produced short films. But that hasn't stopped Los Angeles based comedian Chris Mancini from making more than 90 minutes of comedic shorts over the past decade--and asking famous-ish friends like Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins to star in them. Deborah Netburn reports.

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