WATCH THIS: ROSA & The UltraTight’s “Move Higher” video

Blindie loves this stylistic film noir video featuring the band Rosa & The UltraTights!

Shot and edited by New York producer Etop Segaffi, “Move Higher” is reminiscent of the 2005 film Sin City with it’s use of artful black and white backgrounds.

The lead singer Rosa Godmunsdottir hails from Iceland with Thai roots and delivers an edgy rocker girl attitude that gives this video bite.

WATCH THIS: Tokens battle for white friends

Watch this hilarious Funny or Die video Token!
Kulap Vilaysack is a scream as a self-described “token” amongst her white friends, or as she calls it, “a fleck of yellow in a sea of white” until she meets their other friend played by Brandon Johnson -the black token. But Vilaysack is not about to lose her reign and warns him, “this is a one token town. ONE. So time for you to Bell Biv and GO!”

WATCH THIS: Super Sleek Animation Action Hero Vol. V

Take a peek at this animation short as it takes you on a sleek adventure through a noirish world of smooth music and an elusive action hero. Animator and director Etop Akpabio borrows style from comic strips and spy films and adds an impressive soundtrack.

Ok ok, so you have to sit through the commercial in the beginning, but hey it’s the one with Carlton dancing like Michael Jackson!

WATCH THIS: Short and Romantic on a Low Budget

Don’t let the name fool you, this independent short is less about romance and more about urban gentrification. Two people ruminate over a recent stabbing in one of those typical conversations where a local tries to scare a newbie with tales of the neighborhoods criminal past, complete with references to rap songs and mayhem in a third world country.

Written and directed by Neil Drumming and starring Gbenga Akinnagbe and Sofia Regan, Romantic was produced on a shoe-string budget. Shot on HD with a Canon HV30 in a studio, the short makes use of some creative production by subbing actual urban streets for a green screen backdrop and some photography of stereotpical Brooklyn shots -brownstones, graffiti, bodegas, and of course a liquor store.