Short Film: The Cub

Riley Stearns‘ The Cub is a five minute short film, nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Stearns shows what can be done with four actors, a single location and minimal budget, delivering dry humour in an off-beat story.


Not only did I want to embed the YouTube link, now that it’s available, but I also wanted to point out that The Cub came from a successful KickStarter. After Amazon Payments and Kickstarter take their cut, and assuming all and only monies collected via Kickstarter were used, that means the budget for this short was $4,500.