Watch: Aaron Beckum's Comedic Short 'Born Forlorn' Shot on 35mm

July 4, 2018
Source: Vimeo

Born Forlorn Short Film

"Take the shortcut - though the middle of the desert." Another entertaining new short film to watch. Born Forlorn is a "crossover between a musical, comedic short film, and music video" from filmmaker/musician Aaron Beckum, who has made a few other shorts previously (seen here). This is his latest work and it's an amusing, kooky, funky little adventure of sorts. Born Forlorn was shot on 35mm and follows a broken-hearted country western singer with sights set on Hollywood. The cast includes Beckum as Dion Horn, plus Michael Wilson as "Friend with Computer" & Chantal Anderson as "Annie on the Answering Machine". This is a quirky and unusual musical short, worth watching whenever you're in the mood for something odd.

Born Forlorn Poster

Original description from Vimeo: "In this dry adventure comedy, a down on his luck country/western singer tries to make it to Hollywood by driving 100 mph through the middle of the desert." Born Forlorn is written & directed by filmmaker/musician Aaron Beckum, who has made a number of other short films and music videos previously. Follow him on Twitter @aaronbeckum and see more of his work on Vimeo. The short is produced by Molly Ortiz, featuring cinematography by Drew Bienemann, with an original musical score by John Bowers. "A crossover between a musical, comedic short film, and music video, this was a passion project for Aaron." For more info on Aaron, head to Strike Anywhere. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?

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That's one quirky, weird music video....and I DIG IT. Deadpan and loving it.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 4, 2018


I know it's not your bag, Bo. But I love the offbeat weirdness of the line deliveries and the 100 yard stares of awkwardness. Reminds me of growing up with the weirdos and nerds that no one could connect with or understand. I befriended an outcast to try and...well...be his friend. It did not end well. I found out that sometimes the outcasts prefer to be left alone because that's what they're comfortable with.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 5, 2018


I was the same. Felt sorry for them and tried to befriend one. He was a weird kid who like to be weird. Used his hand as kleenex, drew fish and fighter planes and wore sweatpants all the time. I tried to understand and...yeah, we just didn't have anything in common and we were best left to our own worlds. But I couldn't stand bullies. Those guys pissed me off and I would NEVER stand down to them and their antics. Even if they were bigger, I'd go toe to toe and usually hold my own....usually.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 5, 2018


Nice! Dig that style. CRISPY!

DAVIDPD on Jul 4, 2018

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