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

  • 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…

26.10.16 by Jeff

Reader Submission: Animated Gifs by Anna Salmi


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Photographer Spotlight: Toby Harvard


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Illustrator Spotlight: Lisk Feng


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Life-like Animal Sculptures Made From Rolled Newspaper


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25.10.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Evelyn Bencicova


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