WHOLPHIN: DVD MAGAZINE OF RARE AND UNSEEN SHORT FILMS
Back in 2005, Dave Eggers and Brent Hoff of McSweeney’s created Wholphin, a quarterly DVD magazine which showcases a selection of short films, documentaries, cartoons and videos which have had little or no exposure elsewhere. The collection includes a really unusual eclectic mix of shorts from Spike Jonze, David O. Russell, Miguel Arteta, David Byrne and a slew of other filmmakers. If you haven’t checked out any of the 15 issues out yet, you can preview two of the shorts below.
This first short starring John C. Reilly “Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody” was directed by Miguel Arteta. Written by Miranda July. From Wholphin Issue No. 1
Selma Blair has an interesting visit with a gynecologist in “The Big Empty” directed by Lisa Chang and Thomas Sigel. Story by Alison Smith from McSweeney’s No 11. From Wholphin Issue No. 1