A highly engaged audience of filmmakers and moviebuffs alike packed the halls of Graumanâ€™s Chinese Theater for opening night of the Hollyshorts film festival.
Although it was a showcase of short films, it did not let up in terms of impact with â€œPeriodsâ€ putting an exclamation point on opening night at the Hollyshorts Film Festival.
â€œPeriodsâ€ is a web series produced by Before the Door in collaboration with Zachary Quinto who is best known for his dramatic roles in movies like â€œStar Trekâ€â€”and most recentlyâ€”â€œMargin Callâ€, which was also produced by Before The Door.
The short is a comedic uppercut of vignettes on different epochs in history, like Adam&Eve, The Vikings, The Pilgrims, etc. You can check them out on their YouTube channel. The creators describe the skits as â€œsmart comedyâ€ which is probably why they are so popular and original.
Take, for example, this one called FOPS, a French Revolution, pop-culture infused redux that riffs off of the 90â€™s show â€œCopsâ€. A manhunt leads a couple of angry peasants to iconic aristocracy, apprehending them for getting their â€œcake-onâ€. The entire movie is a culmination of these smart and funny skits that explore different periods in history.
The flick was very well received, which is a great reflection on how well the channel has been doing online with over half-a-million views.
Before the Door Productions will be releasing a new romantic comedy that should be equally hilarious. Be sure to visit their Facebook page to stay tuned.