by Rob Boylan
****Brazzaville Teen-Ager Directed by: Michael Cera Running Time: 20m JASH.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rONetw_x9aQ In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, and a miracle. Yes, that Michael Cera. Yes, it's very Canadian.
****KAIROS Directed by: Nuno Alves Rodgrigues, Oussama Bouacheria, Julien Chheng, and Ulysse Malassagne Running time: 2m Cartoon Brew/Studio La Cachette http://vimeo.com/64386008 The only thing not to love about this wonderful short hand-drawn trailer is that it's not real -- or not a film anyway. It's a trailer for a French action comic book. But what a trailer. Hopefully someone throws some money at this group to adapt it to a feature length production. Or at least translate the comic to English. It looks fantastic.