ShortDocs

Discover hundreds of short audio gems produced for the Third Coast ShortDocs Audio Challenge. Each year ushers in a new set of rules, new creative partner, and ever-more wondrous results.


A Now Famous Tree

When spontaneous young sexual drives mingle in the shade of a tree, a unique and mysterious relationship is seeded.

Ad Absurdum

A herd of marketing hits, cliches and platitudes, featuring a chorus of cats and two pounds of Velveeta.

American Dream

The mice have invaded and are having some R and R... so I might as well help them enjoy themselves.

A Time to Tip

The courageous story of one coffee mug trying to get by in a house of people he hates. (Writing from the perspective of the mug in the first person, present tense.)

Are You Sure?

A look at the age old dilemma -- the unexpected pregnancy, and a peek into how today's busy, independent woman approaches the unexpected news.

Avant Guardian

The Avant Guardian fights crime using the power of surrealism and his trusty P.S.M.G.

And I Walked...Stories From the Border

Much of the Sonoran desert between Tucson and Mexico is a haunting wasteland of discarded shoes, shirts, and empty plastic water jugs, discarded by desparate illegal immigrants who risk their lives as they cross the desert from Mexico into the United States in search of better-paying jobs.

The Ambassador of Go

Most Americans have never heard of Go, an ancient board game that has simpler rules than chess but such complex strategy that computers can't even beat a talented amateur.

Au Debut

2006 ShortDocs Winner! Translation -- Sylvain, Bruno, Zoe, and Youssef at the PRIM Centre in Montreal, summer 2006.

All You Need is a Wall - 16

2010 ShortDocs Winner! In 2004, a group of Pride Day revellers gathered for a party on Creighton Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia and were treated to a riveting display of hermaphroditic slug sex.

A Clothing Frenzied

Ben Zimmerman ran The Books' samples through a sequenced Peavey Pro-Fex, created the track in Ableton, mastered it, ran it through several custom dynamic pitch and time-scaling effects (a different program for each submission) and mastered it again.