The full-length feature film version of Frankenweenie was released in and received nominations for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The short film served as the opening sequence in the final version of Sin City. The feature film now took place at a Hollywood party and centered on a group of celebrities going through the Biblical Rapture. The film followed a group of extraterrestrial refugees living in Johannesburg and looked at how the human population treated the new alien race. In , Electronic Labyrinth: The short sits firmly in the horror genre and was made to gain interest from investors to one day make a full-length feature film. The short film followed a group of people living in an underground dystopia, as one of its citizens hopes for something more to his simple and mundane life. The feature also ditched the short's jazzy soundtrack for a new score from composer and former Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh. Boogie Nights In , at age 17 , director Paul Thomas Anderson made a mockumentary short film about the rise and fall of a fictional porn star named Dirk Diggler. National Film Registry for being a film that is culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. George Hickenlooper directed the minute short film, while Molly Ringwald and J. Here are 19 short films that were expanded into full-length features. Saw In , screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan failed to attract producers for their new script, so the Australian filmmakers moved to Los Angeles with the hopes of finding investors to make the horror movie Saw. While both films deal with the return of Childers into society after being convicted of killing his mother and her lover, the feature film trades in the short's black-and-white photography for full color, an expanded story, and more French fried potaters. The minute short, which follows a group of ragdolls that try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, caught the eye of director Tim Burton, who wanted Acker to make a feature film based on the short.