A SHORTFILM SERIES BY FLORIAN MEIMBERG
It started with a digital storytelling project
on Twitter. Finished fictional micro-stories of 140 characters. At most. The tension arc is reduced to a maximum of three sentences. The twist explodes in the very last word.
"Trick or Treat?" The disguised children smiled at the retiree. "Come on in," said the creature. It was sweating under the mask.
Chloroform. Beep. Splitting axe. Beep. Garbage bags. Beep. Spade. Beep. Nathan paid and left the hardware store. The voices were silent now.
The world population was stunned. The rumors were true: a second civilization had been discovered. On the outer shell of the earth.
The little wooden boat braced itself against the waves. Dan paddled. He stared into the dark water. Somewhere down there must be Manhattan.
He floated towards the glow. It was true: the tunnel. The bright light. Now it was over. A voice sounded. "It is a boy!"
The TINY TALES instantly went viral on Twitter. Then they won the prestigeous Grimme Online Award. This was followed by a book that was on the the Amazon bestseller list for many weeks.
THE PRESS ABOUT THE
"Ernest Hemingway believed that the short story was a slice of the bread loaf of life. A single bite is enough to sate Meimberg's Tiny stories. It may be due to the kind of life into which the "Tiny Tales" beat their 140 little teeth."
"Literature like a cool sip of beer."
Now four of the 300 "Tiny Tales" become the shortest feature films in the world:
WRITER & DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Karo Matheis / Matheis Casting
Pirates ’N Paradise
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
LEAD 3D ARTIST
SOUND DESIGN / MIX