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A showcase of the best Manitoba-made short films including comedy, animation, sci-fi and human drama in Short Shots 4.

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Still from "Robot Adventures in Outer Space" by Marlon Wiebe (courtesy Marlon Wiebe)

Drawing inspiration from his fellow filmmaker brother, and robots, two of Marlon Wiebe's films are part of Short Shots 4. The showcase of the best Manitoba-made short films was put together by CBC Manitoba.

Curtis (left) and Marlon Wiebe
Wiebe first got into filmmaking about 10 years ago when the Winnipeg Film Group held a 48-hour film festival. Entrants had 48 hours to shoot, edit and finish a film. When Wiebe and his brother, Curtis, submitted their entry, they took second place. 

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"We've been addicted to filming since then," Wiebe said. "The limitless potential for how you can tell a story and convey emotion and ideas and build worlds through film and video is incredible. I think that's what keeps me coming back to it."

Curtis L. Wiebe, Filmmaker was inspired by Marlon's brother Curtis, who Wiebe said has always inspired him. "I've always admired the way my brother can take an idea and follow it through from start to finish, something I've needed help with in the past," he said.

"I've always wanted to make a mini-doc and to see if I could do anything different with it and my brother seemed like the perfect opportunity since I could weave in the fantastical elements he always incorporates into the visuals."

His second film is Robot Adventures in Outer Space, which is based on some of the characters the Wiebe brothers came up with for their band, the Secondhandpants.

"[It's] kind of a mash up of all our favourite things, the
Muppets, sci-fi B-movies, Carl Sagan, ukuleles and our zany sense of humour," Wiebe said. 

Here's the fill lineup of films screening as part of Short Shots 4
Spectre (Ian Bawa, Markus Henkel, Milos Mitrovic, Fabian Velasco) 
Robot Adventures in Outer Space (Marlon Wiebe)
Curtis L. Wiebe, Filmmaker (Marlon Wiebe)
Treaty Number Three (Danielle Sturk)
Will the Real Dave Barber Please Stand Up? (Dave Barber)
Out of Reach (Madison Thomas)
Swimming Lesson (Ti Hallas)
The Architecture of the Moon (Kyle G. Sanderson)