Underground Short Productions was founded in 1994 by brothers Bart and Andrew Ping as a means for them to label their work. It wasn't until recently that the dream of providing a means for all struggling artists to display their work for public view became the driving force behind UnderShorts. In May of 1999, Bart Ping began work on Undershorts Online, what he believed to be the ultimate way to make his work and that of others available for the right people to see.
The site is based on the campus of Indiana State University, using a public server. Since the server is the property of Indiana State University, and no fees are paid for its use, UnderShorts cannot charge fees or accept donations. This is an absolutely free service existing for the sole purpose of forwarding the arts.