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There are only six episodes of Shortcuts that have been funded. Comments from viewers like you are critical to the future of the program. If you'd like to see more shows in the future please contact your local PBS station and let them know that you'd like to see more of Shortcuts.

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--[Recent comments]--

Julieta from UK wrote:
"Ken, I've been trying to call you today to see if you're OK after the attacks at the Twin Towers... of course all the lines to the USA are busy so I can't get through!! Don't know what else todo... I suppose I could ask you to call me at +44 1223 710298. Lots of love, Julieta"

Friday, May 18 at 04:17 AM:
Nick from r.i. wrote:
"where you buy rocks and minerals"

Friday, December 15 at 05:54 PM:
Ullas Gargi from Mountain View CA wrote:
"Caught one episode with the film from New Zealand about the radio music program host getting fired - great! Have been trying to catch you since then but have not been able to. "

Wednesday, September 6 at 01:18 PM:
Paula and Alex Royden from wrote:
"We are in Brooklyn and did not find your station listed in the NY Times TV section. We were just surfing on cable when we found you on Chanel 18 in Brooklyn. We were overwhelmed. We really liked your films, had a great time September 5th in the evening and We are supporters of Channel 13, and we hope that some of that money goes to you since you are both great programmers and we believe you are the future of people like ourselves who are bored out of our minds with standard programming. Your commentator RK or whatever he called himelf was really funny and we enjoyed his humor. Paula and Alex Royden 3426 Kings Highway Brooklyn,NY 11234-2612 We go to Florida in the winter. Is there an equivalent to Cable 13 in southern Florida???? please say,"Yes". "

Saturday, August 26 at 03:28 PM:
Bob Koenig from NY wrote:
"Actually, I saw many of Ken Webb's films a few years ago at a local college. I bought a CD of his, and still enjoy listening to it. would like to contact him."

Thursday, May 4 at 09:43 AM:
Bill Jones from CGI lab wrote:
"Great show!"

Sunday, December 5 at 10:41 PM:
Jeffery Ford from East Lansing, Mi. wrote:
"I loved this mornings edition of Shortcuts. I found the documentary about Eddie to be quite fascinating. And the time lapsed photography piece earlier in the show was cool too. I hope to see much more of shortcuts. It is nice to know that there is still some innovative minds out there in the arts. "

Friday, December 3 at 11:19 PM:
Larry Russo from wrote:
"For all those of you who are taking the time to read these posts, here's some info... First of all thank you so much for supporting & caring for the show. Secondly, there is a new season that's shipping off to the PBS stations every Sunday night by satellite. The New Web Site is in the works and should be up and running by next week. To get a peek (it's still got some edges to smooth) at best wishes for the season & thanks again. Larry Russo Producer of Shortcuts."

Thursday, December 2 at 04:34 PM:
Pascha from la wrote:
"When are you going back up? All the dates are from 98."

Sunday, November 28 at 01:40 AM:
John Parris from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:
"This is a must see program for me. I watch a total of only 5 programs a week so Shortcuts represents 20% of my viewing. I hope it stays on the air forever. Keep up the good work."

Friday, November 26 at 12:37 PM:
Jane Elias from New York, New York wrote:
"I saw the first season of ShortCuts and thought it was just excellent. I am looking forward to the new season and hope that WNET/NY will wise up and air the show ASAP!"

Friday, November 26 at 07:50 AM:
virginia from france wrote:
"This film is a great one. I have seen it several times and each time I enjoy it more."

Tuesday, November 2 at 11:17 PM:
Isabelle from Sunnyvale, CA wrote:
"Bravo, "Shortcuts"! An avid film friek since my pre-teen years, I was completely delighted at my first viewing of "Shortcuts" (KQED broadcast, 11/1/99.) What with bonafide revival theatres as rare as ANY film worth the headspace these days, "Shortcuts" fills, feeds, and refreshes the otherwise arid cinematic landscape. As most hardcore film fans would readily agree, it is so often in independent and short-films that we find many of our most precious gems. A classic case of "too good to be true"(?), my excitement at having just seen "Shortcuts," however, was quickly dampened by the post-broadcast note on lack of funding for the series. For what it's worth, you have my wholehearted support for a job well done, and best of luck in garnering the generous financial support "Shortcuts" richly deserves! As most hardcore film fans would agree, "Shortcuts" fills a niche any t.v. station should be proud to support in the name of innovation, fun, and creativity. Who knows, "Shortcuts" may inspire the "next" Eisenstein, Godard, Bresson, Welles, Tarkovsky, Lynch, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Kubrick, Bunuel, Lubitsch, Pasolini, Roeg, et al, as cinematic luminary of the next generation... ANY upstart with a camera and a swift kick will do! Kudos to you for all your efforts, and copious thanks for sharing YOUR love of film with the rest of us celluloid nuts! "

Tuesday, November 2 at 12:12 AM:
Brian from San Francisco wrote:
"Awesome show! I'm really glad someone is finally doing something like this. This is what I've been waiting for. Thanks again."

Monday, November 1 at 11:56 PM:
Mark Lindsey from San Mateo, CA, US wrote:
"Great show! I hope you keep this thing alive. Good luck! -Mark Lindsey Primary Elements"

Sunday, October 24 at 09:08 PM:
derek walling from CT wrote:
"please include more information as to the details of the films. ie.... locations, dates, actors, etc... thank you! I love the show...."

Sunday, October 17 at 08:08 AM:
Bob Stein from Evanston, IL wrote:
"I caught the last part of the show on 10/15/1999 on WYCC, Channel 20 the City Colleges PBS station in Chicago (not listed on your Web site). First time I knew about the show. Excellent! Enjoyed the films "6.9" and "The Salesman" (I think that's the title, door-to-door salesman trying to sell motivational book, all 3 actors murder each other), as well as the lighthearted hosting and the interview with the director of the latter film. My calendar is now appropriately marked!"

Saturday, October 16 at 10:44 PM:
BradyMAN! from Caliemasa cal-if-or-ni-ay wrote:
"Love the show. I am a full time student slash/screenwriter/in need of sleep. The film's you show are great, but I'm cureious. Do you have any plans of makeing more episodes of S.C. soon. Im shure there have to be plenty more films to show, just as I'm sure I would enjoy watching them."

Thursday, October 7 at 06:17 PM:
Elder from Mount San Antonio College(#1 Baby!) wrote:
"Loved the show when it was on, but I haven't seen anything new recently. I'm a film-maker, and I really want to know what's going on in the indy industry. Good luck in the future!"

Thursday, October 7 at 06:16 PM:
Elder from Mount San Antonio College(#1 Baby!) wrote:
"Loved the show when it was on, but I haven't seen anything new recently. I'm a film-maker, and I really want to know what's going on in the indy industry. Good luck in the future!"

Thursday, October 7 at 06:16 PM:
Elder from Mount San Antonio College(#1 Baby!) wrote:
"Loved the show when it was on, but I haven't seen anything new recently. I'm a film-maker, and I really want to know what's going on in the indy industry. Good luck in the future!"

Sunday, October 3 at 04:57 PM:
Nancy from Colorado wrote:
"Did you do a piece entitled "The Elevator"? Can you refer me to a resource to find it? Thanks, Nancy"

Saturday, September 18 at 02:04 PM:
Jorge Luquin from Winnipeg MB Canada wrote:
"I'm indeoendent mexican film maker, who lives in Canada since four months ago, I have two short films that I would like two show in your show. Please let me know if it's possible. Thanks. Jorge Luquin Tel/fax: (204) 777 0229"

Sunday, August 29 at 10:15 PM:
Tim Swanson from wrote:
"I ran across your show on my local PBS channel in Huntington Beach, CA. I was checking out the short "Four Minute Festival" when I quickly realized that the Sydney Film Festival being documented was the 1995 Festival that I attended! I was shocked to see the professor who taught my Australian Cinema courses and lots of other people I knew from the Festival featured in the film!! How can I get a copy of "Four Minute Festival"? It's in episode #4. Thank You So Much! Tim Swanson"

Sunday, August 22 at 02:13 AM:
Moe from SF wrote:
"where can i get a copy of the episodes that i missed?"

Tuesday, August 17 at 12:14 PM:
Sean Galuszka from Los Angeles wrote:
"My short film was just accepted into the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival- the first festival I applied to. I'd love to send you a copy for consideration on your program. Please e-mail me at"

Thursday, July 29 at 05:10 PM:
Doe from Grassroots Festival wrote:
"Ken- I'd like to email you, but I can't find your address. Contact me! Doe from grassroots fest"

Sunday, July 25 at 10:53 PM:
Michael Esposito from Hackensack, New Jersey wrote:
"Love the show! It's increasingly rare to find the works of independent short-film makers on TV today, but please, PLEASE lose Punch & Judy, the two "hosts". They detract from the otherwise fine content."

Sunday, July 18 at 12:39 AM:
Jane Elias from Long Beach wrote:
"I like short films. Yes. When will the new season of programs begin? "

Monday, June 7 at 01:27 PM:
axel koenzen from berlin /germany wrote:
"hi! i am looking for laura benco's email-address. thanks+best regards, axel koenzen."

Tuesday, May 25 at 10:44 AM:
Rick Havok from Elmhurst, IL wrote:
"I watch the show on WYCC Ch.20 in the Chicago area. I like it because it reminds me of a previous show on another PBS station in the area. Or rather, what that previous show used to be capable of. That "other" show is WTTW's Image Union. "Union" is right, considering what a showcase in compelling-as-watching-paint-dry docu-boredom it's become. Which is why i'm glad WYCC picked up your show recently. Now _that_ is exactly what a indie short film program should be all about. Not variations of same-old status-quo material that somehow achieves funding-magnet status despite _no_ viewership from conscious entities. No documentaries about Joe Blow off the street. Or fiction worse than the USA Network sitcoms. All categories of film. Real innovation. Having said that, one advantage (the only one) that Image Union has over Shortcuts is a low-key approach to intro-ing/segueing into each film. No need for obnoxious personalities mugging and yukking it up. The function of your so-called hosts as program filler is painfully obvious and not nearly brief enough to tolerate. My remote zaps away from those 2 justlikethat. Summary: Keep up w/ the great variety of films and genres. Lose "Al and Peg Bundy." "

Saturday, May 22 at 04:59 PM:
Debbie Casmass from New York wrote:
"I caught your show on WLIW-NY(Channel 21) last Saturday & really enjoyed it. I didn't see it on tonight and was just wondering if it will be on next Saturday. Please let me know."

Friday, April 30 at 05:07 PM:
David Shellenberger from Golden, CO wrote:
"I saw only a couple of episodes but I greatly enjoyed what I saw. I think this is a good show and would like to see some more episodes. Good luck!"

Thursday, April 8 at 10:33 AM:
charles evans from los angeles wrote:
"i really loved the episode of "The Waiting" It was my first time getting a glimpse at what women go through while their significant other is behind bars. could you plese tell me when this episode will air in my area again. "

Thursday, April 1 at 09:31 AM:
Kevin Rogers from Chicago Comedy Festival wrote:
" Chicago Comedy Festival, A huge show bus. industry showcase of comedy talent, for the people of chicago and the world, to be held May 13 - 16 1999. Is still accepting submissions for it's short comedy film program. Time is almost up. So please send your 16mm 35mm or video comedy shorts ( 5 - 25 mins.) to: Chicago Comedy Festival - Film P.O. Box 158 Barrington IL 60011 Thank you"

Sunday, March 28 at 06:36 PM:
Michelle McKenzie from Santa Cruz, CA wrote:
"I'm a 15 year old girl and I've had a passion to someday get into filmmaking, but I was never really exposed to the art of short films until I caught your show last night. I was very drawn into it, and may seriously consider making short films. I hope to see the program regularly. Thanks. PS- update this site please "

Sunday, March 28 at 04:39 PM:
Vision Entertainment from wrote:
"Re: Lack of concern???!! Hey Lenny, I appreciate your support but you'll notice that the text on the main page & some of the airdates have been updated as of about a month ago. The update notice wasn't changed by mistake... you may also notice that our counter hasn't been working for over a month now. Updates & fixes have to be done by my web designer. Alterations can be pricy so updates don't occur as often as I may like. I just got the Quicktime video clip fixed last month and we are diligently working on a new season with a whole bunch of really great short films & hosts (we managed to secure some limited sponsorship for the second season). A major update will not occur until the season gets to post-production, which should be sometime in late June. In the meantime, the first season still continues to run in different cities around the country & I welcome & encourage people to please express their comments. Thanks again for watching... and for your concern- -Larry Russo "

Saturday, March 27 at 10:40 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westminster Ca wrote:
"People wake up. the last time this site was updated was in augst of 98 I have been busy with My movie venture called "pepermints from Saturn" I am in negotiations for funding, BUT since there is no short cuts back on the air, and NO one is attending the site, WHERE is the vision??? I love the show WHEN IT WAS ON TV, well?!........where is everybody at?! I'm here!!!! I still support the show, I am not pleased with the "LACK" of concern reguarding this site! hell IF I had a movie site it be updated on a regular basis. NOW I know the indie spirit awards just happend and that 1999 is the year of the indie,. BUT wiht out a show case of the films, and a meduim of play, MARY! there is a great need, AUNITE EM COME BACK! XO L."

Friday, March 26 at 11:45 AM:
John Starace from Summer Shorts: Short Film Festival wrote:
"Looking forward to a new season of Shortcuts!! I need to contact Larry Russo. Please email me at Our Shorts festival is currently accepting short film entries. Our website is Cheers!"

Tuesday, March 16 at 03:37 PM:
James Napoli from Los Angeles wrote:
"Love the spirit of the show and its presentation. From your show description, it seems the films are culled from scouting. Do you have any alternatives for filmmakers to submit to your program? I have a three-time award-winning short that has played a dozen fests and the IFFM '97. Any chance you could e-mail me with information on the potential of submitting? ( If you want more info on my film, my website address is: movies. Thank you, and continued success with the show in any case!"

Monday, March 15 at 10:20 PM:
Hannah Han from New York City wrote:
"Hi my name is Hannah Han and I would love to petition for Short Cuts to come to our station Channel 13. I love short films, in fact I'm producing a unique short films venue in East Village, NYC. I would love my audience to participate in petitioning shows like this on television. Please contact me at the following email: and also if anybody would like to showcase their film you can also email me too. I look forward hearing from you soon. Thank You. Hannah"

Monday, March 15 at 03:05 AM:
elisha from nihilist film fest wrote:
"The organizers of the first Nihilist Film Festival announced Monday that they are looking for entries. This festival is part of Nihilism Expo, a World’s Fair for Nihilists this November in Los Angeles. Festival director, media artist Elisha Shapiro, explained, “We’re looking for those films and tapes that are too socially unacceptable for any other festival to touch. You know...sick, twisted, fun.” Shapiro is known for organizing the 1984 Nihilist Olympics, and for running for President in 1988 and for LA County Sheriff in 1992 as the Nihilist Party candidate. He also hosts a monthly cable tv show in Los Angeles. Now he plans If you have a film or video tape you want to enter in the Nihilist Film Festival, send a VHS copy to the Nihilist Film Festival, Box 36422, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Include a self-addressed-stamped envelop if you want your tape returned. The deadline is August 15. If you have questions, you can email or visit the Nihilists’ Corner web page at There are no prizes. "

Tuesday, March 2 at 12:42 PM:
Katarina Budimir from Chicago wrote:
"I really enjoyed the short film by Ostojic. If there is any way to air that episode again, then please do so. I would like to see some more of Ostojic's work. "

Sunday, February 28 at 06:00 PM:
terry ruhs from indiana wrote:
" really enjoyed episode three. can you give me any idea where to purchase the french film 13 Figures of Sarah ? thank you so much for your help. trr "

Sunday, February 28 at 05:50 PM:
Steve Leeper from Oak Park, Ill wrote:
"Hey, how did you get my film "Please Don't Feed the Animals". I'm flattered and a little confused. I thought my film had been out of circulation for some time now. Either way, I wish you luck. Venues like this for short films are few and far between!"

Sunday, February 28 at 02:13 AM:
shortcuts from Enzedred @ AOl wrote:
"dateline--2/27/99--KQED---SF great show wonderful The debt------great camera work I hope Shortcuts will be on again soon"

Saturday, February 27 at 09:16 PM:
Gina from Chicago wrote:
"Great show. I hope you keep running it ."

Thursday, February 25 at 06:48 PM:
terry ruhs from chicago il wrote:
"how can i purchase a video of one of the episodes? thanks!"

Thursday, February 25 at 02:00 PM:
George from Park Forest, Illinois wrote:
"I saw you show for the first time last night. Way Cool! I'm working on two shorts as we speak. Dracula 2000 and Witch Hunt III..the first two were just for fun. Maybe someday I'll be featured on your show. PAX"

Sunday, February 7 at 03:52 PM:
JeVus Cruz from Newark , CA wrote:
"I really enjoyed your show . I saw it for the first time last night . I loved your first show w/ The Waiters and Double Jeu..... After watching those two films I'm definetaly watching your show everytime it comes on. I myself am an aspiring Filmmaker and your show has greatly influnced me. I hope one day to see my work in your show ! Well guys... Keep up the good work ."

Sunday, February 7 at 12:35 PM:
mike roberts from salinas ca wrote:
"Last night I sawa short called Double Jeu by emmanuel Joberg produced in 1996. I was taken by his skill and artiistic vision as well as his commentary afterward regarding media violence and its spillover into real life. I am part of a group working toward media literacy in our community and our society in general and really applaud your choice to include this work on your program. In a simply personal (or avocational) vein I would like to find out how to get a copy of your program to show to my organization and to other groups which we work with in promoting media literacy. You can reach me at 831.424.2829 or... 202 riker terrace salinas ca 93901 0r... sandbox202 Iwill keep watching although the 1:00 am showing is very dificult. That's why they invented VCR's right? Sincerely, Mike Roberts"

Monday, January 18 at 11:24 PM:
Daniel E. Springen from Orlando wrote:
"I have an award winning film that I would like your staff to see. Its called The Reel, and the running time is 10min 48sec. B/W naritive. CINE Eagle Award Winner MPSE Award Nomination Please contact for info."

Monday, January 18 at 10:50 AM:
Barbara VanHanken from Tulsa, OK wrote:
"I have not seen this program because it is not aired in my home area. I think this is a great idea--Much Needed! I hope you will continue to expand this program into OK. I am the director of the Crested Butte Reel Fest short film festival in Colorado. I would like to know how to submit our winning entries in Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental and Student categories to your program? Our festival is August 12-15, 1999. My email is Thanks."

Saturday, January 16 at 10:59 PM:
Sascha Knopf from u know! wrote:
"Great job Larry! The site is cool--can't wait to peruse it even more!!!!!"

Thursday, January 7 at 07:59 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westminister CA wrote:
"MARY, aren't you guys comming BACK on TV?! I still dont see any listing even with CH 50 SO when can we expect to see future episodes or NEW or old episodes?! or episodes of As the World Flirts?! I would like to see PBS wiht it's line of BS "if pbs doent do it who will?! WELL SO FAR, they sure aint done it at all! and they expect ME to fund re-peats of 3fat itallians and old blue eyes for the 645th time?! GUESS AGAIN! I want to see short cuts on my TV screen ASAP! you're neede!"

Thursday, December 31 at 11:06 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westminister Ca wrote:
"Hey what happend to the show?! I turned to ch 58 on KLCS. and there's some "OTHER" short film show, and it's not a regular showing! THIS really sucks, I would like to see short cuts back on the air! PLEASE guys. sleep with a producer and get the show back on the air . PLEASE! yours. Lenny Warhol. P.S. iv'e been to paradise, but I have never been to ME!, can you say I need a life?! "

Monday, December 21 at 12:58 PM:
Linda Dennis from KTEH/San Jose Public TV wrote:
"KTEH is thinking of airing "Short Cuts" and we'd like to be able to promote any "local" ((California)) filmmakers if there are any included in the "Short Cuts" mass. Can you send me filmmaker bios? To: KTEH/San Jose Public Television, 1585 Schallenberger Rd., San Jose, CA 95131. Attn: Linda Dennis Thanks for your help. Linda Dennis Associate Producer "

Tuesday, December 15 at 09:33 PM:
David Jacobs from episode 5 wrote:
"what is the name of the band at the end of this episode"

Tuesday, December 15 at 09:31 PM:
David Jacobs from episode 5 wrote:
"I wanted to know what is the name of the band at the end of this episods was?"

Friday, December 4 at 08:25 AM:
Stella Vognar from wrote:
"I thought the film "Eddie" was fascinating. As an art instructor at the Community College I would like to show this film to my students. Are copies available to schools? Also I am very interested in seeing the Croatian writer's film. Please let me know when it will be airing on KOCE in Huntington Beach. Hope to see many more episodes."

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:49 AM:
Owen Swerkstrom from wrote:
"I caught the show only once (that's all the local station broadcast) and enjoyed the heck out of it. As someone who produces short media bits (video mostly, a college guy can't afford film!) it's inspiring to know that there are places one can go with such things. It's really a pity that either there aren't more public TV stations or commercial networks don't buy any of the good stuff. Keep it up, I'm keeping my eye on the show times."

Tuesday, November 24 at 06:51 PM:
Kimberley Browning from HOLLYWOOD SHORTS wrote:
"Dear Larry - hope you are well... send me a note when you get a minute! Kimberley B. HOLLYWOOD SHORTS GOES ONLINE!! Griffith Place Films press release November 20, 1998 Los Angeles, CA HOLLYWOOD SHORTS LAUNCHES ONLINE FILMFEST HOLLYWOOD SHORTS, in partnership with L.A. Live, launches an online version of their monthly shorts screenings on Monday, November 16th. The site highlights selected directors/writers/producers and their respective film, video and animation shorts that were featured at the monthly live festival in Los Angeles. Created by the production department of Griffith Place Films, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS was developed as a resource for Los Angeles based industry insiders, producers, agents, acquisition execs and development representatives constantly on the search for new talent an"

Tuesday, November 24 at 04:27 PM: from Kentucky wrote:
" My friends and I throughly enjoy shortcuts and such programming, but recently, our station has stopped showing it. My forementioned friends and I are in high school, and short films are a great way to hold our attention.... You would be surprised at how many of my generation would, and do, find this kind of intelligent enertainment enjoyable and enlightening. We are so not so uncaring and deadbeat as we are often made out to be. "

Monday, November 23 at 09:23 PM:
Joshua Wright from Minneapolis MN wrote:
"Great show, I just happened upon it one night and was pleasantly surprised. How may indie filmmakers, such as myself, submit work for the program? Thanks, Josh Wright"

Sunday, November 22 at 02:24 PM:
Uncle Larry Pancakes are ready! from Uncle Larry Pancakes are ready! wrote:
"You know. I still haven't seen your show! There is no word about Chicago on your site, either. Let me know when it can be picked up in Chicago/ Northern Illinois. You advertise the Clermont Ferrand short film festival, you know, I have actually been to Clermont Ferrand? It is also the birthplace of Blaise Pascal. (famous scientist). Best Regards, Your pal Johnny "Chocolate Chip" Pancakes"

Wednesday, November 18 at 10:19 PM:

Monday, November 16 at 08:50 PM:
Rafael Brom from Sugar Land wrote:
"Please add This website:"

Monday, November 16 at 05:43 PM:
Charles Grachanin from Diary Of A Fat Kid! wrote:
"Hi Guys: I have a great idea for a short story one that is true and I am the perso n that it is about. I have been a guest on Donahue,Geraldo,Morton Downey And Larry King. My ordeal has gone UPI,Associated Wire and Globe. Paul Harvey talked about me also. I still hold the school record for the slowest 100 yard dash ever ran.I also broke more bikes,furniture,and toys then I care too remember. This is a very timely topic being that there are fifty million overweight American children&adults at last count. 1 724 6678278 Yours Truly Chuck Grachanin aka Chubby!"

Monday, November 16 at 10:46 AM:

Thursday, November 12 at 01:01 PM:
Mike Saunders from ripefilms wrote:
"I haven't been able to determine whether or not your program airs locally in Orange County. As an independent filmmaker I am very interested in shorts and new filmmakers. Please forward any information about my area. Also, if you have any idea where I can locate short films on video in order to watch and study, please advise. Mike Saunders e-mail: "

Monday, November 9 at 03:56 PM:
Steve from Columbus, Indiana wrote:
"My wife and I love your show and look forward to seeing it on Saturday evenings while settling in with a glass of wine. We were disappointed to hear that last Saturday's show would probably be the last. We hope not."

Sunday, November 8 at 09:33 PM:
Caleb Porter from Yucaipa CA wrote:
"I have had the fortune of seeing the show 3 times and I love it. I plan on working in the movies and it is a real inspiration to see all the creativity the filmmakers have."

Sunday, November 8 at 08:15 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westm Ca wrote:
"Larry russo, IF short cuts is free, then why is it not shown on PBS!? I wasnt being rude, when I said what I said, but really now! mary, I support shortcuts. and I see no logic, in pbs's thinking. THEY re-peat the same crap, druing pledge drive the same crap comes up! tired hermatage, tired 3 fat itallians. OLD blue eyes and liza! P.U. THEY could show shortcuts! instead and encourage involvement, in this industry! so I take your comments, as information, IF pbs gets shortcuts for "free" then I only se it on KLCS! ch 58, on fri at 11-12pm and no other time. so IF pbs HAS got it,where is it at?! cause I do check PBS times and I havent seen it listed. it may be on back east on pbs, but out here on the west coast, well,........ BUt I still support shortcuts! and would like to see more of it! cause 15 minutes of fame , just isnt enough! L.---- Larry, russo. Thanks anyway. perhaps yet, PBS will come around. to the Shortcut side yet. and see that the program IS worth viewing! HEY PBS, if you dont do it who will?!"

Sunday, November 8 at 07:58 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westminister Ca wrote:
"I love short cuts, I see it on KLSC class TV on ch 58 at 11pm, I am noticing old episodes, any way to get NEW ones sent to KLCS!? and what about the "first shows" can that be shown?! I called up KOCE and KCET and told them about you guys. SO far no comment! I guess 3 fat itallians and some tired old russian museum are more important than ART! and film! OH the carnage! KEEP up the film!"

Sunday, November 8 at 02:10 PM: from Washington, DC wrote:
"I have an award-winning short film that's been shown throughout the country. How does one submit films for consideration? Eric C."

Saturday, November 7 at 09:06 PM:
Joe Cassara ( from Orlando, FL wrote:
"Thank you for introducing me to the fascinating world of independent films! If only there were more programs like yours. Heck, PBS would be worth watching! "

Saturday, November 7 at 11:13 AM:
Steve Gonzalez from Venice, CA wrote:
"I think that Shortcuts is a great show. It gives aspiring new film makers an opportunity to showcase there short films as well as giving the public an opportunity to view these films."

Tuesday, November 3 at 02:14 PM:
Frederick Rendina from Talking Drum Pictures wrote:
"I haven't seen the show yet--I don't think it's on in New York City, which it should be. However, I have a short film that I'd like to submit (it has won some awards at festivals) called UTOPIA. How do I contact you? I'm at Thanks!"

Friday, October 30 at 02:52 PM:
Larry Russo from in NYC wrote:
"Regarding submissions of new films I just wanted to let it be known that unfortunately, until we get further funding, we've got all the films we can handle right now and won't be able to look any any new ones for at least 4-5 months. In the meantime, thank you all for your kind words. Also, To Lenny Warhol, you should know that "shortcuts" IS free to all PBS stations as it's available through the American Program Services' free distribution network (the show is supported by the sponsors -like Kodak & Filmmaker). KOCE should have no obstacles to getting the show. For all I know, they may have already broadcasted it (and, if they have- thanks.). Best wishes to all & thanks again for your wonderful support- Larry Russo Producer of ShortCuts"

Friday, October 30 at 01:58 PM:
Lenny Warhol from Westm. Ca wrote:
"After hearing about Issac Mizrahis. departure from haute coture, and shortcuts not getting "ANY" at this time, I am not pleased. and to think KOCE will "only show shortcuts if it's free"?! I guess they have to save the big bucks to RE-PEAT incessantly the 3 FAT italians every damn pledge drive! INstead of showing a program WITH. class! WE are NOT amused! I support U!"

Friday, October 30 at 11:41 AM:
Olivier KLEIN from Paris, France wrote:
"I produced and directed a 20 mn short thriller from a short novel of Jack London - dialogues and cast are both American -. THE DEEP had quite a great carreer since it was finished, few months ago. How might it get into your selection bin? Can I send you a VHS pal copy? Contact us at: RoChDaLe +331 4281 2232 or"

Saturday, October 24 at 06:15 PM:
rossana jeran from gothic productions wrote:
"forgot to leave my email and url"

Saturday, October 24 at 06:13 PM:
rossana jeran from gothic productionsq wrote:
"i just happened to stumble onto your show. i was mesmerized! and want to submit my own work. how can i find out about that? i live in the SF bay area thanks for bringing such refreshing programming into our homes."

Saturday, October 24 at 12:25 PM:
Elder from Los Altos High School wrote:
"I Tottaly LOVED your show! As an amateur filmaker I really enjoyed watching some short movies that I would not have the oportunity to see otherwise. You guys are doing a terrific job, I hope to see more of you in the future!"

Wednesday, October 21 at 09:25 PM:
lenny warhol from westminister ca wrote:
"I found the show by chance and are a regular viewer! but we want new episodes please! and MORE films shown! I am hooked on this stuff! and I now want to branch out to film. I am a graphic artist a"Dr Who, of design" I love the show, why cant it be on for a hour!? and on kcet or koce?! PLEASE keep this show on the air! I love it! send info to my e-mail! PLEASE! thank you. L."

Tuesday, October 20 at 05:24 PM:
Tom Cook from Warrenton wrote:
"Hello I just saw the last episode. It was great. I would like to see more of these shows. When are they going to reapear."

Saturday, October 17 at 06:59 PM:
Peter Daniels from wrote:
"The random and bizarre is always entertaining to me. Try to get a better time slot. Saturday nights are rough for getting viewers. Nice upbeat hosts-- that's a good thing. Not bogged down with intellectual spewings. Try to keep making programs if you can. I know it's tough. "

Saturday, October 17 at 02:45 PM:
Joshua Sawicki from Phoenix, Arizona wrote:
"Unfortunately, I found out about "shortcuts" during the last two episodes, running at midnight and 12:30am here in Phoenix, but I was sucked in during the first 30 seconds, and after watching it, it became one of my favorite programs. I am grateful for such programming, especially when I dont have access to "Bravo", "The Sundance Channel", or "The Independant Film Channel". It is a fresh breath of air to see great creativity to inspire and learn from."

Friday, October 16 at 02:29 PM:
Tracy Pounders from Cedar Hill (Dallas), Texas wrote:
"Great show. Glad you're creating a means of showing good independent shorts. I must admit, though, I like the shorts better than the interviews. Keep up the good work. TAP "

Saturday, October 10 at 12:55 PM:
Marjorie from Washington, D.C. wrote:
"I love your show and hope that you continue to run it. It is a wonderful change in comparison to other t.v. programming. You need to air it more frequently so that other psople who may not be aware of it can view it. "

Saturday, October 10 at 12:32 AM:
Olivia V. Escalier from MMM Management wrote:
"The short film about "Eddie" was a master-piece that touched on the human spirit. It was very interesting, powerful! I hope to see more of "Shortcuts" in the near future. Please keep me up to date. I am an aspiring film maker and am working on my first documentary/film."

Wednesday, October 7 at 02:02 PM:
tony gault from wrote:
"haven't had a chance to catch your show here in denver yet. do you know when it's scheduled to appear here? i have a couple of films that have done well at festivals. is there a way to submit to you? thanks and good luck...."

Saturday, October 3 at 04:53 PM:
SUNNY from LA, CA. wrote:

Saturday, October 3 at 12:44 AM:
Noel Johnson from LA area wrote:
"I just watched your show for the first time this evening and I am so excited that I have a chance each week to watch independent films! Next summer I will start making my own films through a New York Film Academy workshop at UCLA, and it's great to see some cool examples. I also studied in France for a semester and attended an international independent film festival that was really cool. I also want to mention that your hosts are great - so many hosts nowadays are cheesy and they try too hard, but these guys are funny, relaxed, and real. Anyway, thanks for this great show!"

Thursday, October 1 at 08:02 PM:
Brian Tanke from Portland Oregon wrote:
"Just curious, we have an award winning short from last years' festival circuit, how might we get into your selection bin? (This assuming you get more shows and/or you're not already full up). You can reach us at (818) 559-7644 or (800) 219-4934 or by email at The show is called "Quarry." Good luck with the show! Can't wait to see it!"

Wednesday, September 30 at 01:04 AM:
Robert from Berkeley, CA wrote:
"After the shows, there is an announcement that episodes can be purchased from However, there is no such site. I did find, but there is no mention of the shows. I called Video Finders but they don't offer your shows on tape, either. So......where can I get tapes?? Thanks!"

Friday, September 25 at 10:18 PM:
Gregg Lukomski, from Los Angeles, CA wrote:
"Here's hoping for many more episodes! Nice to see the short film taken seriously in a public forum instead of filler on the 'indy' cable channels :) "

Friday, September 25 at 12:02 AM:
Debt from Jerry Kraft wrote:
"Caught the show for the first time tonight, and thought it was great fun. This Portugeuse black comedy piece was very good. As a playwright, I'm always interested in the new talent on the scene, and this is an invaluable way to stay in touch. Keep up the good work, and bring us more independent film-making."

Tuesday, September 22 at 06:08 AM:
L. Craig Schoonmaker from NYC wrote:
"IS IT too much to expect to see where your show originates geographically? I know that nowadays some people pretend that cyberspace is address enuf, but it is not address enuf for real people in real space. Viewers would also like more space in which to express themselves than the narrow (literally) confines of a feedback form, so you should incorporate a mailto in your homepage, as well as phone/fax number(s). Within the narrow confines of this feedback form, I will say only that I found "Eddie?" interesting. Cordially, L. Craig Schoonmaker, Chairman, Expansionist Party of the United States, NYC (homepage at"

Wednesday, September 16 at 09:33 PM:
Al Lindauer from The English Department Office wrote:
"Damn, Damn, Damn....Is this show good. I haven't enjoyed anything as much as this since I fired the whole staff of the High School Newspaper in 1981! Can't imagine it's being produced by Larry Russo; I never saw him do much of anything before. I'm sure he was inspired by the film making class I taught. He still owes me money for all the film he stole, I guess I'll never get it now.... "

Wednesday, September 16 at 09:24 PM:
Joel M Lugo from Long Beach High School wrote:
"Anything Larry Russo touches is gold; as producer, director or actor. People still speak of his performance in Heaven Can Wait and of his directing work in that elevator movie he did at NYU. Someday he will be mentioned with the greats: Wells, Huston, Capra and those Golum-Globus guys who did those crappy Stallone films."

Sunday, September 13 at 07:56 PM:
Price from Studio City wrote:
" Looking for a film called 2onU a low budge indie. They say their web site is Have you heard of or seen the film? I've heard good things about it?"

Sunday, September 13 at 10:43 AM:
Frank from Syracuse, NY wrote:
"I saw Episode 3 yesterday night. Part of '13 Figures of Sarah' and the whole piece of 'The Waiting'. I particularly enjoy the interview with the director of 'The Waiting', Rebecca. Good program. Thanks. "

Saturday, September 12 at 06:46 PM:
Mark Simon from wrote:
"I watched channel 58 last night and caught your 2nd episode (The Debt and 6.9). It was great. Very cool to have even a smattering of small films on public tv. Thank you for showing them. Both the hosts were fun. Only wish you guys could run the program longer -- say 24 hours a day from Fri night to Sunday afternoon or something. That would be mucho better. Tres fabu. By the by, I did a 1/2 hour video that was shown on Century and Marcus Cable TV in LA and wondered if you have access to or might be running a show in the future where I might play it. Looking forward to hearing from you. Again, thanks for the Short Cuts show. Mark Simon Writer and Director of "The Elevator""

Wednesday, September 9 at 07:57 AM:
Matt Rice from yucaipa, CA wrote:
"I really enjoy Short Cuts. The hosts are entertaining. And I'd like to say that I recently watched Niagra Niagra and it kicked ass. Hope there are more episodes."

Tuesday, September 8 at 01:33 AM:
Buck Bradberry from San Francisco wrote:
"Until I caught ShortCuts on KQED just now, I'd forgotten just how much I had loved the short films that I had seen back in the days when my ex-wife and I used to go to film festivals regularly. Now I'm renewing an old committment to get back to seeing the indies that used to give so much meaning to my life. All I can say is... thanks. Buck "

Monday, September 7 at 08:13 PM:
Kimberley Browning from Hollywood Shorts, Executive Director wrote:
"As the Director for Hollywood Shorts, I applaude and encourage the long overdue programming of Short Cuts. Please feel free to contact our program if we can be of any support or assistance to assuring the continued production of this essential programming avenue for short form films. I look forward to promoting this season's fall schedule at our monthly screenings. Please forward to us any literature or fundraising materials that may help in raising awareness for this program. We wish you much success, Regards, Kimberley Browning Executive Director HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Film Series (310) 358-7634 "

Sunday, September 6 at 09:51 AM:
Frank from wrote:
"Cudo's to the show and both Bob and Melinda. Have especially liked "Double Jeu" by Emmanuel Oberg. Clever ideas well executed under harsh deadlines make the film even more memorable. When you like a show, even a total entity vignette, like Oberg's Opus, it is gratifying to have a show about the show. Hey, that's show business. I also liked Bruno De Almeida's "The Debt", a lot. Nice to see Kristin Johnson prior to 3rd Rock. Keep up the good work. I'll be watching the reruns (worth seeing over and over) until you get a budget for new shows. Sincerely, Frank"

Thursday, September 3 at 09:22 PM:
John Johnson from New York City wrote:
""So where can I submit my film? This is a really exciting and innovative opportunity for young, emerging film makers. You've given us all inspiration because you've given us a forum to be heard.""

Thursday, September 3 at 09:19 PM:
Joe Bratter from California wrote:
"" refreshing...something really decent and original on TV! Loved the choice of films and the hosts were really funny, so is that sexy Melinda available or what?" "

Thursday, September 3 at 12:03 AM:
m. judge from california wrote:
"good show, assface."

Thursday, August 27 at 10:07 PM:
Larry Russo from New York wrote:
"Just a little reminder that if you'd like me to send any info out to you- an E-mail address would sure help. Thanks."

Thursday, August 27 at 01:39 PM:
Ramin Bahrani from Winston-Salem, NC wrote:
"can you let me know how one enters their film for future consideration?"

Tuesday, August 25 at 04:46 PM:
Robert Strauss from San Francisco wrote:
"Please e-mail information about how one submits a short to your program for consideration. Thanks."

Tuesday, August 25 at 08:56 AM:
"I can't see your programme in France but I would be very interested in getting a tape or a copy of the programme if possible. Thank you e mail :"

Sunday, August 23 at 11:24 PM:
Sunshine from Marin, CA wrote:
"I loved the show! I think it's important and very gallant that you offer a venue for independent film artists. I'd like to see more of it. I /really/ hope this isn't the last episode! Keep it up =)"

Sunday, August 16 at 10:19 PM:
Robert Cowart from Berkeley, CA wrote:
"This series is innovative and welcome. I have enjoyed it immensely. I encourage you (and funders) to continue it. The independent film makers need outlets like this so that the public can see what is going on outside of Hollywood and the big-budget mainstream film industry. I am not in the industry, but certainly enjoy seeing lower-budget creativity in the film medium. Keep up the good work. "

Sunday, August 16 at 04:16 PM:
Ilknur Kutkan from Covina CA wrote:
"I enjoyed watching Short Cuts. I'd like to see more episodes. Thanks"

Saturday, August 15 at 01:01 PM:
Emmanuel Rustia from Chino Hills, CA wrote:
"I really enjoyed shortcuts. There aren't many shows which feature short independent films and being a fan I can see what's playing out at the festivals these days. Your hosts are very funny and provide nice little set-ups and descriptions of the films. Being a film student I enjoy the interviews you have with the directors who explain why they did the film and give helpful advice to people like me. You have a great show and I hope you continue with more. "

Saturday, August 15 at 12:49 PM:
Craig Barton near San Francisco, CA wrote:
" Wonderful show! I hope you can continue to present this incredibly creative show! Loved "Double Jeu" and "The 13 Figures of Sarah" in particular! I watch it on KCSM, broadcast from San Mateo. Is there any way I can purchase copies of the films that you show?"

Tuesday, August 11 at 03:09 PM:
Rick Roberts from dallas wrote:
" Keep it up. My wife and I started watching FaceOff with John Travolta but turned it off in disgust. We ended up watching the shorts (8/8/98 channel 2) and they were much better than FaceOff."

Sunday, August 9 at 11:20 PM:
Scott Popofsky from Malibu, California wrote:
"So? What's the story? Is "shortcuts" going to continue or not? -I hope it will."

Saturday, July 18 at 05:32 PM:
Larry Clever from Bakersfield, CA wrote:
" Six Point Nine is a wonderful peice. As an actor, I have had the previledge of knowing Ana Maria Hollenbaugh, who is just a marvelous person and actor. Can you post more pictures from the film? Thank you. Larry Clever "

Saturday, July 11 at 12:04 PM:
Marcel P. from bell gardens wrote:
" Great program! Do not make this program go into the abyss. Should remain very entertaining and smart!"

Friday, July 10 at 11:38 PM:
Lei Wulong from Los Angeles wrote:
"I think the show is great! I liked "Six Point Nine" because of its great humor."

Monday, June 22 at 01:58 PM:
Tomaz HipÛlito Raposo from Portugal - Lisbon wrote:
" I would like you , if it is possible, send me a list of all international films festivals around the world. thank you, Best "filming" regards T."

Sunday, June 21 at 09:05 PM:
Nancy Swaim from los angeles wrote:
" it às so important for the film community to support the emergence of shorts as a viable commercial entity. people do enjoy shorts and acceept them as challenging intheir own way as making a successful lonfg form film. thank you for being a valuable part of this support. Do you do distribution? do you make your selections exclusively from festivals, or do you accept submissions as well?"

Tuesday, June 16 at 02:59 PM:
Lisanne Falk from Long Beach, NY wrote:
"Didn't I go to high school with you? "

Friday, May 29 at 02:12 AM:
Toby Wallwork from Costa Mesa, CA wrote:
" I have watched a couple of episodes of the show on Channel 58. As a filmmaker myself I would like to see more episodes produced;and find out how I could submit some examples of my work "

Friday, May 22 at 03:51 PM:
Dave from in my house wrote:
" i loved the movie about the guy who always waves hello to everyone. It was great. Im me at: sk8man420 on AOL. Thanx "

Thursday, May 21 at 12:13 PM:
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Thursday, May 14 at 10:05 PM:
Ken Loochkartt from Long Beach, CA wrote:
"Wow! This show is a breath of fresh air. I truly enjoy watching all of the episodes on KLCS. Please keep the new episodes coming. "

Sunday, May 10 at 09:19 PM:
Michael Raco-Rands from Lakewood, CA wrote:
"Please bring back Shortcuts. TV is a much better place with it."

Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 AM:
Glenn Amonitti from Manhattan, New York wrote:
"Please bring back short cuts! Please!!!"

Saturday, April 25 at 09:41 AM:
Cliff Heyward from East 5th Street, NYC wrote:
"Loved the documentary Eddie, Loved the program "Shortcuts", short films need more representation, good luck and all that .... Hosts are pretty funny also"

Wednesday, April 22 at 07:05 PM:
Martha Mildrewoockie from La Jolla, CA wrote:
"Short Cuts is very innovative and a good show. The hosts are funky and the show is too. Congratulations to KLCS for having the series on its channel. The films are clever and unique. It's a breath of fresh air. I hope you get additional funding for more shows, or let's see the repeats."

Wednesday, April 22 at 02:25 PM:
Louisa Jacinto from Huntington Beach, CA wrote:
"I like the hosts. They keep things flowing and Bob keeps me laughing! Without them the show would be too dry and stale like burnt toast."

Tuesday, April 21 at 08:38 AM:
John Q. from LA wrote:
"The hosts suck. Who told them they were funny? Do you guys want to be a comedy show or a film show? Even if they were funny it would be annoying to have so much time with them. These people are idiots and offensive."

Monday, April 20 at 08:31 AM:
Nolan E. Walker from 93-40 213th Street Queens Village N.Y. wrote:
"Ihave been enjoying your show for the past few weeks. As an aspiring independent filmmaker I enjoy seeing other works from creative artists. Keep up the good work. I hope to see a film short by me on there one day. Please continue the program."

Friday, April 17 at 06:59 PM:
Larry Russo from New York City wrote:
"Hi, I'm the producer of ShortCuts and I want to thank everyone for taking the time to comment. I'd be happy to address many of the remarks posted here. If you would be interested in a response, please include your E-mail address along with your posting. Thanks again for watching."

Thursday, April 16 at 11:24 AM:
Darryl from New York CIty (east village) wrote:
"THese "hosts" suck...dump the boring intros and show more it is, the show looks like an ego fest for the producers and hosts rather than as a showcase for fine short cinema."

Wednesday, April 15 at 06:50 PM:
MM from Upper West wrote:
"The show is innovative, fresh, and inspring. I hope you get what you need to keep it going."

Wednesday, April 15 at 02:45 PM:
Anthony Baldini from Brooklyn, New York wrote:
"I love the show!!!"

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