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SXSW 2010 Video Interview: Brian Firenzi and Daniel Hollister (5-SECOND FILMS)

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
March 28th, 2010

5-second flims

CLEOPATRA. GONE WITH THE WIND. LES MISERABLES. These are just a few films known for their impressive and long length time. With films such as these, directors want to take as much time as the can to truly explore their characters, unravel the plot and really let the world see their vision.

At this year's SXSW film festival, I had the opportunity to catch the Midnight Shorts program where I witnessed the hilarity of 5-SECOND FILMS. Immediately after the shorts program ended, I ran up to creator Brian Firenzi and director Daniel Hollister and practically begged them for an interview. I couldn't believe what I had just watched.

For those of you who may not be familiar with them, 5-SECOND FILMS (created in 2005)  is exactly what it sounds like, short films whose runtime is only five seconds long. Brian and his crew painstakingly plan all the details and conventions of a feature- length film, but put it all into something that takes as much time as a sneeze. And the most amazing thing about 5SF is that they have a new film premiere every day.

Check out my interview with these two hilarious guys under the cut, where we discuss: the trials and tribulations of making five second films, Kung Fu zooms and what they plan on doing for their next project (hint: it involves cats). Also under the cut are three of their most popular (and my personal favorite) 5-second films. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed these little treasures, be sure to check out the hundreds more at 5-Second Films.com!

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