January 9, 2016 at 2:51PM, Edited January 9, 3:18PM
Why are shorts not mainstream?
I've been checking out a really cool site called www.findie.me which is pretty much a showcase for quality short films. It really shows how cinematic and entertaining shorts can be, and it suddenly dawned on me - why aren't they more mainstream?
It seems bizarre that people will pay to sit through two, sometimes three hours for a feature film, but asking them to sit through a free ten minute short seems like a tall ask.
Why do you think that is? Is it a cultural thing?
I know it's down to financing but I'd way rather watch a short or two at the cinema, rather than twenty minutes of TV ads.
What are your opinions on shorts in general? Love them? Hate them? Do they have a place in popular culture?