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"Pearl Was Here"

Video duration: 8:33Video has closed captioning.

In your standard arcade claw machine, there are treasures just out of reach. But not for young Pearl. Answering the call of plush animals and seeing an opportunity to escape a troubled family, the scraggly girl slips away from her mother and climbs into the safe and sealed environment of the claw booth. Mommy doesn’t take this too well. Directed by Kate Marks. Made at CalArts.

Episodes of Film School Shorts44

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts “Aspirations” | Season 4, Episode 5

Film School Shorts

“Aspirations” | Season 4, Episode 5

Love, loss, and longing take many forms in this shorts collection.

26:53

“Aspirations” | Season 4, Episode 5

26:53

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Film School Shorts

“Daily Grind” | Season 4, Episode 4

Keeping up appearances proves difficult when the stresses of work, love, and life collide.

26:21

“Daily Grind” | Season 4, Episode 4

26:21

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Film School Shorts

“Mean Streets” | Season 4, Episode 3

Privacy, trust, materialism, and racism are just a few issues teens face in these films.

28:08

“Mean Streets” | Season 4, Episode 3

28:08

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "In America" | Season 4, Episode 2

Film School Shorts

"In America" | Season 4, Episode 2

Growing up is hard to do, whether you’re a teen, an immigrant, or a robot.

25:32

"In America" | Season 4, Episode 2

25:32

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Clips of Film School Shorts2

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Film School Shorts

Season 4 | Teaser

Our trailer for Season 4 of Film School Shorts!

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Season 4 | Teaser

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Film School Shorts

"Penny Dreadful" | Trailer

See the trailer for Shane Atkinson's Penny Dreadful.

1:07

"Penny Dreadful" | Trailer

1:07

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Previews of Film School Shorts13

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Late Spring" | Behind-the-Scenes

Film School Shorts

"Late Spring" | Behind-the-Scenes

Join director Zachary Kerschberg and meet the cast of Late Spring.

1:52

"Late Spring" | Behind-the-Scenes

1:52

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Above the Sea" | Behind-the-Scenes

Film School Shorts

"Above the Sea" | Behind-the-Scenes

Find out how Keola Racela was able to shoot Above the Sea in China.

3:21

"Above the Sea" | Behind-the-Scenes

3:21

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "SYGA" | Behind-the-Scenes

Film School Shorts

"SYGA" | Behind-the-Scenes

Find out how Kate Tsang created a fantasy world for So You've Grown Attached.

1:32

"SYGA" | Behind-the-Scenes

1:32

Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Keep the Change" | Behind-the-Scenes

Film School Shorts

"Keep the Change" | Behind-the-Scenes

Anatomy of a Scene! Filmmaker Rachel Israel breaks down a key scene in Keep the Change.

1:54

"Keep the Change" | Behind-the-Scenes

1:54

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