Historical Short: Bedbug a Robert Rodriguez Short
Robert Rodriguez is in many ways one of the most influential person in the indie community. He and buddy film maker Quentin Tarantino basically single handedly created the notion that any movie geek with a camera can make it big in the film industry if they make the right film at the right time and market it to the right people.
One or Rodriguez very first projects was a small short film he made staring some of his siblings called Bedhead. Its a pretty funny little short and whats perhaps more impressive is it was all shot on what was likely the family camcorder at the time and edited on a couple VCRs.