All posts by Clayton Barnett


Comedy Month Short Films

Enjoy some choice laughs on us watching these three comedic short films with bold concepts: a wooden dummy, a time machine and a bangin’ sound track.


Lavish LGBT Cinema

Since Moonlight famously nabbed Best Picture at last year’s Oscars it has been a lavish year for LGBT cinema. There are no signs of quality queer short and feature films stopping any time soon. We’re celebrating that with this month’s Screening Room post sharing three films from the LGBT community.







Filmmaking competitions forge teams

How do you forge a filmmaking dream team? Short film making competitions are a great place to test out your crew under pressure. This month we look at the work of some teams who have successfully used filmmaking competitions and made great short films in the process.


Oscar nominated directors

This month in our Screening Room we invite you to take a look at the early short films of three Academy Award-nominated directors: Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Denis Velleneuve (Arrival).


Fantastic shorts to unwrap this Christmas

Nothing beats film for a way to escape the real world, and what better way to dodge the family Christmas dramas than fresh and gorgeous fantasy and sci/fi? SMS team member Clayton breaks up your holiday break with striking fresh shorts that span around the world and into new ones.