The Collectress Picks 5: Short Films To Make You Smile

I haven’t written about short films much in the time I’ve been doing this blog (although Collectiva Diva has posted about Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Inseparable”), they remain one of my favourite genres in the film industry. If ever you want to make me sob like a whoa, just play “Changing Batteries” while I’m in the room. I cry every. friggin. time. Short films are also the surest way to make me smile until my jaw aches and I’ll need paracetamol. Here are my five favourite happy short films. Watch them, share them, and for Chuck’s sake smile a little.


Written and Directed by Kurt Kuenne, starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis
Summary: A parking attendant validates people. (If you’re not inspired to go out and do random acts of kindness after watching this, watch it again.)

The Most Beautiful Thing

Written and directed by Cameron Covell, starring Nick Lopez and Analisa Gutierrez
Summary: A boy meets a girl and wants to ask her to prom. (I cry at the end of this one, big fat tears of joy)

Traffic Warden

Written and directed by Donald Rice, starring David Tennant and Sophie Hunter (aka Future Mrs. Cumberbatch)
A traffic warden saves a goldfish.


Directed by Patrick Hughes
Summary: A love story about communication. (There’s a major awwwwwwww moment at the end.)

The Young Prime Minister

Written and directed by Bill Taylor, starring Patricia Fagan, Graeme Jokic
Summary: A single mother buys her son new shoes. (This one has me beaming by the end of it)

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