15.06.08 by Jeff

The Bloody Olive.

As I was going through my old Youtube favourites, I found this short film from 1996 by Vincent Bal called The Bloody Olive. This has to be up there for greatest short films of all time. A genius concept, perfectly executed, and great acting to boot. Give it a chance, if you watch this and you hate it you are even more stupid than you look.

PS – The only movie with more twists than this is the John Travolta classic, Basic. I dare you to go rent that film. The ending is “incredible”.

PPS – If anyone actually goes and rents Basic and can prove it somehow (with a photo of themselves watching it perhaps) I will give them a t-shirt.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.thetalesfromtheunderground.blogspot.com Stéphanie Dh.

    I found this by mistake on the blog, but what a perfect mistake! The film is really great. For the record, the scenario is coming from of a small comics called ‘Imbroglio’ written by Lewis Trondheim and published by L’ASSOCIATION in France…





05.05.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Neva Hosking

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Drawings by artist Neva Hosking. More images below.

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05.05.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Joshua Flint

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Paintings by artist Joshua Flint. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Staff

Hand-Stitched Photographs by Art Director Rebecca Chew

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Rebecca Chew gives a hand-made look to traditional glossy magazine spreads. Check out more portraits stitched with luchador masks for Esquire Singapore below!

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04.05.16 by Staff

Crowdfund Project of the Day: BrushKnob by Wataru Kami

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This one may excite all you digital illustrators out there! BrushKnob is a device designed to make the creation of your digital artwork more intuitive. Developed while working as a concept artist at a production company in Tokyo, Wataru Kami’s invention is simple to use and incredibly streamlined. With only two functions — a knob to control brush size and a switch to transition between the brush and eraser tools — it operates like an extra keyboard and can be used with any application (not just Photoshop) using the same keyboard shortcuts assigned.

More images and information about how to support Kami’s project below!

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04.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jay Senetchko

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Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based artist Jay Senetchko re-imagines the relationship of his late grandparents, specifically the domestic life of Senetchko’s grandmother who spent a great deal of time alone while his grandfather was away working in the Alberta oil patch. See more images from Industry and the Sleepwatcher below.

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