ShortsTV Premieres Academy Award-Winning Short Film "Skin"


2019 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film, “Skin”, Receives National Distribution on ShortsTV

Last Updated: April 26, 2019 8:48 am GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--April 26, 2019) Coming off Skin’s Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Oscars, ShortsTV, the world’s only Short Film Channel ( and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films, will air the film across the United States. Skin’s strong story strikes a powerful chord as it touches on race relations in today’s America.

Skin producer Jaime Ray Newman and director/producer (and husband) Guy Nattiv accepting the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Oscars

ShortsTV premiered Skin Saturday, April 20 as part of their “Movie of the Week”, and is now playing.

Skin is a gripping 20-minute short that tells the story of a family of Neo-Nazi skinheads. The heavily tattooed protagonist, played by Jonathan Tucker (Westworld, Snowfall, Parenthood, and the upcoming Charlie’s Angels...) watches a friendly encounter between his 10-year-old son and a black man in their town’s supermarket, becoming infuriated. This moment sparks a war between two gangs that ends with shocking retribution.

Skin is produced by Israeli director Guy Nattiv and his wife, American actress Jaime Ray Newman. Skin won best short at Hollyshorts Film Festival and the San Jose Film Festival before receiving its Academy Award, marking the couple’s first Oscar. Skin is also being adapted to a feature film, debuting in July 2019.

The release of Skin on ShortsTV will include interview footage from the Oscar Nominee Luncheon, the journey to the Oscars, winner footage, and an interview with Jaime Ray Newman.

“This year’s Oscars represented some of 2018’s most diverse filmmaking, and we’re thrilled to share short films such as Skin with our audiences,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO and founder of ShortsTV. “We stand with filmmakers and love bringing our audiences exclusive premieres like Skin, especially given its powerful and relevant message about racism and empathy.”

2019 marked the 14th consecutive year of the Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical experience, playing the Oscar® Nominated Shorts in over 650 theaters across the US and Canada. In 2019, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films earned over $3.5 million in worldwide box office gross revenue, surpassing Netflix’s Roma in terms of independent box office release numbers, making it #15 in terms of 2019 Independent Theatrical Releases, but the first in terms of short film theatrical releases.

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ShortsTV is the world's first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies. It is available across the US on DirecTV (channel 573), AT&T U-Verse (channel 1789), US Sonet (channel 292), CenturyLink (channel 1789), Frontier Communications (channel 1789) and Google Fiber (channel 603) and numerous NCTC member companies. ShortsTV™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV®, which is available across Europe. ShortsTV offers hundreds of the world’s best independent shorts for download in 92 iTunes stores across the globe as well as on Amazon Instant Video (UK, US and Germany), Google Play (US and Canada), Verizon and Frontier (US).

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