Running Time: 91 min.
Release Date: February 19, 2010 (limited)
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The five Live Action Shorts nominated for the Academy Award® are:
The Door - A father attempts to come to terms with the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Instead of Abracadabra - Tomas is a bit too old to still be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option.
Kavi - Kavi is a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must either accept what he's always been told, or fight for a different life even if he's unsure of the ultimate outcome.
Miracle Fish - After falling asleep in the sick bay, little Joe wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
The New Tenants - A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.
Juanita Wilson, Patrik Eklund, Gregg Helvey, Luke Doolan, Joachim Back
Studio: Shorts International
Screenplay: Juanita Wilson, Patrik Eklund, Gregg Helvey, Luke Doolan, Anders Tomas Jensen
Official Site: www.shortshd.com/theoscarshorts/