ASFAD: How They Get There (1997)


A Short Film a Day
How They Get There
by Spike Jonze


Short Films are extremely important to us, which is why one of our top priorities this year is covering a short film every day. While we’re starting the first thirty days on the site with fairly well known short films, we would like to get as many submissions as possible quickly. If you or someone you know has made a short film, please contact us at 

Earlier this week, Spike Jonze won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for Her, as well as being nominated for five Oscars.

This great little short opens with a shot of a single shoe lying in a gutter. The following two minutes give one example of how a shoe might wind up lying in the gutter all by itself.

It’s a funny short, but also a great example of how great visuals can meld themselves to permanently to a song. I can’t hear Esquivel‘s “Sentimental Journey” without doing a stupid dance to go along with it.

Obviously director Spike Jonze has had a great career since this, his first short film, including the major award-winning motion pictures Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Her. He can also be seen in the another recent Oscar nominated film, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

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