TV Short, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,745

2. Brigida: Surviving the Sex Industry (2018 TV Short)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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Brigida is the story of a woman who spends most of her life in the sex industry, but experiences a radical transformation in her golden years.

Director: Sara Cornett

3. I Am Not a Freak (1987 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.8
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Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Teresa Sandretto, Sam Early, Evelyn Early, Peter Risch

Votes: 38

4. A Bridge - An Unlikely Story of Friendship (2018 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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Playing the card game bridge is all about the relationship between partners. Marjorie Phillips has played with many partners over the past sixty years, but her newest partner has brought new life to her game.

Director: Matthew Kelly

5. Live and in Color (2018 TV Short)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Post-production

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This docuseries is the following and several young creatives as they speak on what it means to be a creative, their goals, end game, motivations, and advises and what it means to be Live and in Color in NYC.

Director: Karl Hanner | Stars: Cylla Senii, Kar Logan, Kalyn Jacobs, Marquis Wilson

6. Sense of Place Ii (2018 TV Short)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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Artist-photographer Ken Karlewicz, a window-washer by profession, is also a fan of railroads and model railroads. In his home, he has created a world through his photos and his trains that allows him to escape the mundane.

Director: Christopher Lukas

7. Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker (1994 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.9
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Stars: Matthew Broderick, Heywood Hale Broun, Randy Sue Coburn, Brendan Gill

Votes: 36

8. Sand Path (2018 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Completed

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Sand Path is short documentary / road movie that unites the European and the African culture, proposing from an individual point of view a universal concept: If human and cultural values ... See full summary »

Director: Aïda Ballmann | Star: Aïda Ballmann

9. The Nuclear Boy Scout (2003 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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David Hahn in the mid-nineties was a teenage boy scout working towards his merit badges. One badge in particular, the Atomic Energy Merit Badge, caught his imagination when it required him ... See full summary »

Director: Bindu Mathur | Star: David Hahn

Votes: 38

10. The Butler: An American Story (2013 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.4
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Stars: Charles Allen, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Yaya DaCosta

Votes: 12

11. The Fix-it-Shop (2019 TV Short)

4 min | Short, Biography, Crime | Post-production

When three youths are railroaded by the law on trumped up charges, they must fight to regain their freedom and their innocent. Based on a True Story

Director: Friedrich Baggett

12. The Quest for Freedom (1992 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.8
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She was 29 years old, and a slave. She'd never been to school and could not read or write. She had been beaten, abused, and humiliated. Except for the few square miles around her home, she ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Holmes | Stars: Summer Selby, David King, Reg Grant, Chris Messersmith

Votes: 5

13. Spunk: The Tonya Harding Story (1994 TV Short)

Short, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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Comedy Central's five minute short that played during the 1994 Olympic games. Tina Yothers plays Tonya Harding, who is portrayed as a misunderstood skater, but likeable for her spunk. Nancy... See full summary »

Director: Mark Tiedemann | Stars: Sam Carrell, Jennifer Dell, Tom Shillue, Chris Weatherhead

Votes: 31

15. A Recollection... Hanging Rock 1900 (1975 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Behind the scenes documentary on the making of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

Stars: Patricia Lovell, Dominic Guard, John Jarratt, Joan Lindsay

16. You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (2016 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.2
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A film portrayal of a pioneering aviator and best-selling author whose extraordinary public life had a deep impact on her inner world.

Director: Susan Wallner | Stars: Judith Light, Lily Rabe

Votes: 9

17. Who Are the Young Turks? (2010 TV Short)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.5
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A short look at The Young Turks, a show that started in a living room, and now is the largest online news show in the world.

Director: Andrew Napier | Stars: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, Jesus Godoy

Votes: 20

18. The Grand Duchess Olga in the land of the Maple Leaf (2016 TV Short)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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'The Grand Duchess Olga in the land of the Maple Leaf' - a documentary about the Toronto life of the sister of Tsar Nicholas II and the aunt of the legendary Princess Anastasia

Director: Igor Malakhov

19. Insecta (2017 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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A movie that journeys alongside leading insect scientists and Coyote Peterson to explore the most painful stings and the fascinating science of the unseen lives that surround you.

Director: Cody Sheehy | Stars: Cara Gibson, Wendy Moore, Coyote Peterson, Justin Schmidt

20. The Mervine Kahn Legacy (2014 TV Short)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Louisiana, a cultural gumbo creates communities like no other. Mervine Kahn, a French-speaking German Jew, arrived in 1880s Cajun Country - little Rayne, LA. Embraced by his Cajun neighbors... See full summary »

Directors: Mister Mojo, Bart Wild | Stars: Martha Royer, Jo-El Sonnier, Wayne Toups

21. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (2000 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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Director: Laurent Preyale | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 18

22. The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce (2001 TV Short)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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Friends and colleagues recall the life and career of the much missed British character actress Yootha Joyce.

Director: Emma Clarke | Stars: Daniel Abineri, Yootha Joyce, Jean Marlow, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 17

23. William Hartnell: The Original (2013 TV Short)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.5
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A look at William Hartnell and his involvement with Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Ian Smith | Stars: David Bradley, Jessica Carney, Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks

Votes: 10

24. Ten for Grandpa (2009 TV Short)

8 min | Short, Biography, History

7.3
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David Karr, husband, father, White House press reporter, film producer, powerful millionaire, defense contractor, Corporate CEO, renaissance businessman. . . Soviet agent? A fast paced, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Karr | Stars: David Alpay, David Huband, Catherine Black, Ann de Villiers

Votes: 73

25. Das Leben brennt heut' wieder sehr (2004 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Paulus Manker | Star: Hilde Sochor

26. Wild Cards (2015 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A deck of playing cards. A niche art form. 5 guys. A journey to discover and the spread the art of card flourishing.

Director: Gwendolin Mah

27. Ekstase und Entsetzen - Die magische Realität des Heinz Stangl (2009 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Directors: Jochen Kölsch, Ariane von Dewitz | Stars: Heinz Stangl, Sabine Kastius

28. Tesla (2007 TV Short)

46 min | Short, Biography

8.6
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Director: Miro Brankovic | Star: Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 68

29. Peter Sellers, Behind the Camera (2016 TV Short)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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A peek into the life of Peter Sellers' life as a photographer. This short film made by Director, Joshua Williams explores the world of iconic actor, comedian and national treasure Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Williams

30. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (2001 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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Director: Laurent Preyale | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 9

31. João de Deus Ramos (1994 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Biography

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Director: João Ponces de Carvalho | Star: Maria da Luz de Deus Ramos

32. Kazantzakis (1983 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Biography

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The biography of the great Greek poet, philosopher and novelist, Nikos Kazantzakis.

Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Jules Dassein, Kimon Friar, Gikha, Eleni Kazantzakis

33. Jackie Robinson: An American Journey (1988 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: James D. Brown | Stars: Marion Barry Jr., Jesse Jackson, Jayne Kennedy, Larry King

34. Forex: Dream to Reality (2011 TV Short)

38 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.1
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A documentary about FOREX, an online internet currency trade. Is it science or is it gambling?

Director: Hesam Dehghani | Stars: Mehdi Aroom, Saeb Mir, Reza Hassani, Milad Nazari

Votes: 19

35. Dr. Illegal (2015 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.7
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EPISODE 1 Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for life. Series about an illegal doctor's office in a asylum seekers hostel.

Director: Hadi Khanjanpour | Stars: Mehdi Nebbou, Neda Rahmanian, Roxana Samadi, August Schmölzer

Votes: 13

36. The Last Bonesetter: An Encounter with Don Felipe (2015 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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In some remote areas of the Peruvian Andes, bonesetting has all but disappeared. Due to the rigor of peasant life, a high demand exists for this ancient healing tradition that involves ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Booher

37. Who Is Cenk Uygur? (2010 TV Short)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.4
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A short look at Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world.

Director: Andrew Napier | Stars: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, Adam Sandler

Votes: 27

38. [Swift Water Place] (2014 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Swift Water Place examines a Native Alaskan village's, Kiana, relationship with a team of archeologists excavating an ancient, underground village on nearby National Park Service land. In ... See full summary »

Director: Brice Habeger | Stars: Douglas Anderson, Wanni Anderson, Thomas Jackson, Ruth Sandvik

39. Young Stephen Hawking (2006 TV Short)

5 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

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Director: Myke Chilian | Stars: Christian Le Guilloux, Vatche Panos, Myke Chilian, Kelsy Abbott

40. Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry (2001 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Biography

8.5
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Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were two of the greatest painters of the 20th Century.It is a story of Competition, envy and resentment between the Spanish ex-patriate Picasso (1881- 1973) ... See full summary »

Directors: Ginny Martin, Rob Tranchin | Stars: Salome Jens, Geneviève Bujold, Miguel Ferrer, Robert Clary

Votes: 6

41. Dziennik zapowiedzianej smierci (2000 TV Short)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.6
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Director: Daniel Swiatly | Stars: Tomasz Beksinski, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Grzegorz Gajewski, Katarzyna Rakowska

Votes: 15

42. Buster Keaton and Fatty Roscoe Arbuckle (2002 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A rising star who rose from bit player to writer, director, and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle recruited up-and-coming vaudeville comic ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Preyale | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton

43. Wizyta w Poturzynie (2002 TV Short)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Adam Kulik

44. Bunnie (2016 TV Short)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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'Bunnie' is a documentary about a 99-year-young woman who is a true Jersey girl. Born in West Hoboken (now Union City), she raised a family in North Bergen and settled in later life on Long... See full summary »

Director: Steven Besserman

45. Free the Wall (2016 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A documentary about the pros, cons and solutions revolving around Street Art, the police, and its artisans.

Director: Darryl Shreve

46. Hanni Salvisberg - Eine Bäuerin wird Bestsellerautorin (2000 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Christoph Kühn | Star: Hanni Salvisberg

47. Power (2015 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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The brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi shocked the world. Self-defense teacher Debi Steven traveled to India to show thousands of girls and women how to fight back if they're ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanny Gering

48. My Beautiful Nicaragua (2016 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Post-production

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12-year-old Edelsin Linette Mendez illuminates the consequences of climate change on the coffee market, her community's traditional source of livelihood and Nicaragua's primary agricultural product.

Director: Edelsin Mendez

49. Hurricane Higgins (1972 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Chris Goddard | Stars: John Morgan, Alex Higgins, John Spencer

50. Rise Above - filmen om Anton Hysén (2013 TV Short)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Anton Hysen became known all over the world in 2011 when he came out as the only openly male homosexual professional soccer player in the world. In this film he gets involved in show ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Berggren | Stars: Sigrid Bernson, Anton Hysén, Glenn Hysén


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