Pandora Cinematheque: Tea Time

This delightful short film was made with the help of a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. It is set in the late 1800’s, in a world that holds inventors in the highest regards. At least, as long as they fit the proper mold, which is not the case for Elizabeth. Her inventions have been rejected time […]

Steampunk Short Film: The Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

This hauntingly beautiful sojourn to an island in the sky is not for the fainthearted. It tells the tale of Jasper Morello, who embarks on an airship expedition and finds himself an unwilling cog in a mad scientist’s plot. It was released in 2005 and directed by Australian animator Anthony Lucas. The silhouette technique he employed […]

Pandora Cinematheque: Heart Pumping Oil

I never cease to be amazed by both the quantity and quality of short films that are continuously breaking onto the internet. I ran across this 2014 piece by writer/director Ben Juhl by chance, and I was blown away by his ability to fit in so much story into such the short time frame that […]

Steampunk Cinema

I have read the opinion many times, in many different forums, that there are no “good” steampunk movies. I would certainly dispute this idea. There are many mainstream, high budget, Hollywood movies that include elements of the steampunk aesthetic that I found quite enjoyable. However, the word “good” is a subjective term. What I find to be “good” may be something that another person abhors. Simply bring up the Wild Wild West, Van Helsing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and/or Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow among steampunk fans and expect a lively debate.

Cinematheque – The Alchemist’s Letter

This short animated film has to be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, both visually and in spirit. It serves as a warning to us all not to forget the most important thing in life: love. Visit the website to see the full video, or check out the trailer below for […]

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