Joey Corpora

@joeycorpora

Short Film Critic

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Joey Corpora is an independent filmmaker, writer, and co-founder of Platypus Underground, an entertainment company based in Philadelphia, PA. Joey attended film school at Temple University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Media Arts. He enjoys a good plate of chicken parm and learning new juggling tricks. His greatest aspiration in life is to make campy monster movies that will play on Syfy and grace the DVD shelves of nerds around the world.

Short Film Reviews

Death by Chocolate

Teaser

A short film from Adam Jones.

The Reasons I Shop Online

Why does ginger cost so much these days?

The Horrors of AutoCorrect

Bridge of Life

Story of an international students, who lost her parents, and how words can change someone's life.

February 28

a short film by writer and director Diana Galimzyanova, a unique perspective on social disconnect

Attack of the Killer Sock

A horror film about a man decides to stay at home whilst his wife and baby spend the week visiting the grandparents.

TUGGER the ship

Soon after his wedding, the Captain goes on a date that backfires – with catastrophic consequences…

Blade and Blood

A man claiming redemption from the blade and blood he has sowed.

Aftermath

Damla (Gizem Aybike Sahin) and her unnamed sibling (Berkan Uygun) are trying to cope with the death of their parents in very…

One

A wife struggles to communicate with her husband as he continues to isolate himself from her and the outside world.

Blue

Blue is about Jed, who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his dog Blue. The film follows their relationship as it goes…

Tissue

"Tissue" follows a booze-addled writer (North Roberts) as he struggles through his day.

Rear View Mirror

After accidentally killing the wrong guy, Hitman Joe and his client Dave must rely on the seedy Rick to help them cover up their…

Bus Stop

He just lost his job. She just got dumped. These two strangers meet at a bus stop right when they needed each other the most. In…

Disappear

"Disappear" is an award winning stop motion short film that has been over two years in the making. Put together singlehandedly…

Hard Crimes

A semi-professional swindler tries to have the value of her last mark appraised, but two of her new marks unexpectedly meet.

Scotoma

Dawn is anxiously waiting at the crown courts to be called to the dock. With only her friend Jackie for comfort and support.…

Swordsman

A world-weary swordsman must decide whether to marry the woman he loves and attain a measure of dishonorable peace or achieve…

An Unfortunate Stabbing

Awakened from a drug-induced slumber, Jordan and Tripp accuse one another for murdering the woman lying on their living room…

At All Costs

Following the relocation of their company, three coworkers take up arms and kidnap their former boss. While their ransom demand…

Kill the Baby

Written, Directed & Produced by Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

Blue Dream

Blue Dream tells the story of a swimmer's tormented life.

The Social Addict

The short tells the story of a young man, who like many others his age is addicted to his cellphone and the various social media…

Butter Lamp

A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.

Two Persons Max

An entertaining psychological roller coaster that takes place exclusively in a lift.

Neither and Both

A conniving young woman - part private investigator, part call girl - is hired by a businesswoman to sabotage the marriage of…

Five Minutes

John is fighting to survive after being injured during a battle with a zombie. The viewer has to help him to make a test which…

Rabbit

Abandoned by his parents and harbouring a grim family secret a damaged young teen is faced with a difficult choice when he…

This Is It

Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.

Claire

A dramatic short film about confronting the lies we tell ourselves.

The Grey Matter

An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful…

Doubles

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a…

1982

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life when he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

In Da Street

One day of a French cop abroad with his Hispanic partner.

Brady

A single mother raising a wheelchair-bound son with severe cerebral palsy falls in love with the high school volunteer at the…

Vintage Vehicle

A celebrity buys back his first car to impress a girl.

Daybreak

In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park, ride their…

Otaku

Alistair Daniels spends every day in the most hideous costume, and every day Alistair is alone. A character impersonator,…

A Portrait Of Wild

This is a film about love and the impact that a legacy left behind has on ones youth.

The Heiress Lethal

Private Detective Johnny Jade has his hands full with a mysterious heiress, Veronica Baker, who is accused of murdering her…

Devil's Damned To Try

A Southern Tale of Lies Well Lived.

Jewel

Reminiscent of the 1970s postmodern German horror genre.

The Shift

1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn't been cooking…

A Novel Approach To Dating

A semantic comedy about the possibilities of language in a dating context. Is it true love or just "textual attraction"?

Woods

The Wilderness, 30 years in the future we find Richter. A well off man haunted by the loss of his wife. But has she passed on,…

The Caddywhompus Years

Melody and Chase are dancers. They're young and beautiful. They're broke and starving. They're absolutely terrified.

Fishbowls Are Definitely My Thing

When impending disaster threatens the entire planet, Chaz brings his story to a natural conclusion.

Driven Intervention

Daniel is hurt after his girlfriend left him, he want's to end the pain.

Election Day

A political thriller set in a high school student government... And there's nothing meaner than American high school politics.

The Lonely Chair

Chair is top of the heap of the home, he holds the coveted position 'Official Office of Office Chair'. But it is lonely at the…

Banjaxed

Amidst a family Easter celebration, an estranged, whore daughter, and a high functioning alcoholic father rekindle their lost…

Go Scratch: A Dreamer's Documentary

Fate, chance, karma, reality and art collide in a social experiment about four women, one hundred lottery tickets and a million…

Good Grief

When Molly's mother passes away, she returns home and uncovers a dark family secret.

Gay Batman

Gay Batman is more than a hollow stereotype, he’s a sexual predator.

9-12-13

An obsessed filmmaker. A psychotic murderer. An isolated location.

Opacity

This is a short film about a young man who is afflicted with invisibility.

Muscles

Richard's sister Millie wants to be a bodybuilder. What happens when she is a better boy than he is?

Despertar

This short film is about loneliness and change.

South By Scooter

An ambitious young man attempts to mount an expedition to the South Pole entirely within the spare room of his house.

Stranded

Three teenagers venture into the woods on a hunt. The tables turn when they become the prey.

A12

A high school senior looks to escape his problems through the use of an experimental drug that allows the user to perceive the…

Kill Millie

Millie is convinced that the new man at the home is killing all of her friends, and she records all of his comings and goings in…

Croft

A woman will risk everything to save a young girl held hostage in the mountains by a group of mercenaries

Shifter

Los Angeles - 2023. James Striker is on the verge of bringing down the oppressive government that has crushed all freedom in the…
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