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Chris Wirsig’s ’20 Matches’ score is fittingly dark and eerie

San Francisco-based musician Chris Wirsig serves as one half of the noire-pop outfit no:carrier, but he’s dabbled in countless other endeavors as well. One recently most impressive includes composing the appropriately unsettling score for Mark Tapio Kines’ short film, titled 20 Matches, which was funded at a whopping 712% of its original $1,000 goal through […]

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Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” Video Is Basically A Found Footage Short!

Still riding high off the success of her 2014 album release, Ariana Grande has shared a new video built on the aesthetics of low budget science fiction. If you listen to pop radio, or even if you know someone who listens to radio on a semi-regular basis when you’re around, there is a pretty decent […]

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Drake Shares New Short Film, ‘Jungle’

Amidst a flurry of rumors regarding his plans to release new music, Drake has shared a gorgeous and incredibly intimate short film titled Jungle with the world. Released through the OVO blog early Thursday morning, Jungle offers glimpses of Drake’s life. We begin in the present, with Aubrey discussing the state of hip-hop and his […]

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Watch ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’ And Have Your Life Changed

We don’t feature nearly enough short films on UTG, but when we see one that really throws us for a loop we cannot help creating a post. Ben Aston spent two years trying to make his latest short, He Took His Skin Off For Me, and along the way he recruited the help of over […]

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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Short Film ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Rap got a handful when Nicki Minaj entered the scene, and she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest since first making a roar. After dropping her newest LP, The Pinkprint, this week (that’s well worth giving a full listen through), Minaj is back with a brand new short film to accompany many of the album’s sodden numbers. The […]

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Counting Crows Release Short Film For New Single “Palisades Park”

Counting Crows are back, as previously mentioned, with their new album, Somewhere Under Neverland. And today, the band released a nine minute short film for the lead-off single, “Palisades Park.” The video follows closely with the lyrics of the song–which are incredibly nostalgic–as we experience the journey of a gentleman who appears to be homeless. […]

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AFI Docs 2014 Round-Up

This past weekend, I had the unique pleasure of attending AFI Docs, the premiere documentary film festival in Washington, DC. For those of you who follow the site regularly, you know that here at UTG we are avid lovers of the documentary, and we do everything we can as writers to help promote this genre […]

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Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Action Movie ‘Run’ is Ridiculous

As if Jay Z and Beyoncé haven’t been in the news enough lately–from the Solange fight to their On The Run tour–the two are now buzzing it up again. To promote their tour, the couple have shared a new star-studded short film titled Run that’s as action-packed and over the top as a short film could be. Run stars […]

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Adam Sandler And Kevin James Will Battle Video Game Characters In ‘Pixels’

Adam Sandler has been striking out left and right at the box office in recent years, and to be perfectly honest his upcoming comedy Blended does not seem poised to do much to change that trend. In 2015, however, he might finally strike gold once more as he and Kevin James prepare to face off […]

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You Need To See The NSFW Short ‘Are We Not Cats’

March is my favorite month of the year for several reasons. First, UTG celebrates its birthday in March. Second, I’m usually at SXSW during the time of said anniversary and SXSW is awesome. Third is my most anticipated event of each year, The Boston Underground Film Festival. Last year, the 2013 installment of the Boston […]

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Childish Gambino Releases New Short Film

Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) has released another short film entitled Chicken and Futility, which revolves around (you guessed it) Chick-fil-A, rolling joints for social acceptance, poetry, and moths. The wacky, three minute film can be streamed after the jump. Childish has been on a roll in the past few months, releasing his new album […]

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Lil Durk, Young Chop, King Louie, & More Discuss Chicago In New Documentary

WorldStarHipHop has become a go-to destination for fans of urban music and ridiculous viral videos of people getting in scuffles. 2014 will see the video platform expanding its offerings to include original content, and today the site’s first documentary made its debut online. Featuring appearances from some of Chicago’s best lyrical assassins, The Field: Chicago […]