Watch This: Short Film 'HIT TV' - A Love Letter to 80's Action-Thrillers

May 12, 2016
Source: Vimeo

HIT TV Short Film

"Listen buddy, I got money! It's in my suitcase!" This is awesome. Filmmaker Saman Kesh has delivered his latest short film called HIT TV, a self-described "love letter to 80's action-thrillers". It has everything you would expect for - lush neon colors, a rad synth score, lots of guns and blood, money laundering, beautiful women. Just stop reading and watch it already! No seriously, it's really really good - the cinematography in particular is exceptional. The short is both written and directed by Saman Kesh, who made the short film Controller previously, and features original music by Makeup & Vanity Set. As suggested in the descrption: "WATCH IT LOUD AND FULLSCREEN." I really can't wait to see Kesh make a full-length feature. Enjoy!

HIT TV Album Cover

If you're interested in downloading the full soundtrack for this short by Makeup & Vanity Set - click above.

From Vimeo: "HIT TV is a love letter to 80's Action-Thrillers. The short takes place in a neon 80's city called Emerald bay. An illegal TV show has mysteriously appeared every night posting murderous bounties. The organization running the show, highjacks broadcast channels to air a seedy and haunting call-to-action where people are identified for murder and priced accordingly. Happy Hunting, Players…" HIT TV is both written & directed by Saman Kesh (visit his official website), of the short film Controller previously. This stars Cru Ennis and Serinda Swan. You can buy the soundtrack online here. For more shorts, click here.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Just Love it. 80's Lazer Dreams! Great camera and set up.

Matt NotDamon on May 12, 2016


As someone who belongs to the generation X, I dont see it at all as an 80s homage. It has a 90s vibe.

tarek on May 12, 2016


Whatever dude.

Why? on May 12, 2016


Anyway dude.

tarek on May 13, 2016


wow...that was one of the greatest shorts I've ever seen. Loved the 80's vibe.

superultraboy on May 12, 2016


Reminded me of Hotline Miami, a game, which was inspired by Drive.

redtie on May 12, 2016


Tasty as fuqqq~

DAVIDPD on May 13, 2016


This guy is a beast, I don't understand how he's still not directing major pictures! This looks great but I still prefer Controller, that one is a masterpiece

Ricardo_PT on May 14, 2016


Wait... so can we expect a full feature in 2017, or just more HIT TV shorts?? Either way, this was great!

T. Hakeem on May 17, 2016

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