SHORT FILMS SELECTION

Adversity

TV SHOW: Adversity

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS: New York

RUNTIME: 23 min
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: D.L. Fairbanks

CAST: Enrico Colantoni, Tamir Yardenne, Kyla Schoer, Nida Khurshid, Aroon Nayer, Krystal Willis, Eileen Soong, Manny Rodriguez, Matt McHugh

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Keith Jefferies, Chuck France
PRODUCER/S: Matt McHugh, Amelia Solomon, Tamir Yardenne

SYNOPSIS:
Eight TV writers in a network diversity program compete for a staff position while being led by a racist, sexist exec who’s been demoted due to multiple sexual harassment lawsuits

 

 

FILM TITLE: Alba
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Student Short Film - Drama
REMIERE STATUS:

RUNNING TIME: 11:12
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DIRECTOR:  Margherita Mazza

CAST:
Danny: Tom Rose
Mark: LUKE AQUILINA
Tom: Ryan Farquharson
Mum: Kirsteen Swinney
Young Mark: Edgar Lithgow
Young Danny: William Felix
Bartender: Lisa Brumat
Girl in the Pub1: Fantine Henry
Girl in the Pub 2: Elizabeth Tokareva

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: David Blomquist
PRODUCER/S: Margherita Mazza

SYNOPSIS:
Two brothers, who, after the deaths of their mother took different paths, but it will be her memory to brings them back.

Girl Boxer

TV PILOT  TITLE:  Girl Boxer

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE:  Drama, Action
PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD PREMIERE

RUNNING TIME: 20. min
COUNTRY: Canada
DIRECTOR:  Lauren McCann

CAST: Lauren McCann, Jack Mulcahy, David Sitler
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Dominick Sivilli
PRODUCER/S: Phil Newsom

SYNOPSIS:
Girl Boxer is a dark, quick paced, heartfelt action drama from a female perspective.  It is an exploration of the underworld and the decisions one must make for the betterment of family.  Laura, a former lightweight champion boxer, is making the best life she can for her daughter now that her husband, Matty, has found himself, in prison yet again.

FIRST DAY

FILM TITLE First Day
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2021
GENRE: Fiction

PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere
RUNTIME: 15mins
COUNTRY: South Korea

DIRECTOR: Jung Wook VEON

CAST:
Woman: LIM Se-Mi
Homeless Man: KIM Roi-Ha
Mom: KIM Na-Yoon
Veterinarian: HWANG Doo-Ha
Ex-Boyfriend: AN Hyun
Radio DJ: LIM Soo-Bin

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: KIM Hyun-Ok
PRODUCER/S: VEON Jung-Wook / SEO Young-Je / KIM Yeon-Ji

SYNOPSIS:
On the night of the first day of her much-awaited first job, a woman in her pajamas wanders madly through the streets with a sick puppy in her arms. All the animal hospitals are closed. She's frantically on her cell phone, but no one answers. Finally, a vet picks up. She cries and pleads in desperation, but the vet merely yawns, annoyed by her request. He hangs up the phone, telling her to leave the dog in front of his animal hospital.

NOT MOMS

FILM TITLE: NOT MOMS
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019

GENRE: COMEDY
PREMIERE STATUS: WORLD PREMIERE

RUNTIME: 9 mins
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: EVAN SILVER
WRITER: Julie Wittner

CAST:
Julie Wittner (lead), Katie Von Till (lead), Caroline Fogarty, Red Fogarty, Hope Shapiro Mackey, Jesse Mackey, Louis Mackey, Jeff Lapensee, Hayes Hargrove, Jill Lover, Jennifer DeFilippo, Bob McLean, Kaliko Kauahi.

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Julian Whatley
EDITED BY: Plew

PRODUCER/S: Julie Wittner, Katie Von Till, Evan Silver

SYNOPSIS:

NOT MOMS: This show takes an uncensored and humorous look at the lives of child-free humans and the breeder friends who envy and pity them.
Set in Los Angeles, where parenting is a cult, Katie and Julie, best friends since childhood, have resisted drinking the “baby’ kool-aid. They now find themselves on the outskirts of adulthood: their love lives are precarious, their careers are dismissed, and their friendships are dissolving. They realize the hard truth that not having children affects everything from life's most mundane things to its biggest challenges.

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

FILM TITLE                            Happy Birthday
PRODUCTION YEAR:           2021
GENRE:                                   Thriller

PREMIERE STATUS:             Not Premiered Yet
RUNTIME:                              18 m 35 s
COUNTRY:                              India

DIRECTOR:                            Prasad Kadam
CAST:                                       Anupam Kher, Aahana Kumra
PRODUCER/S:                         Vikaas Gutgutia

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:      Bhushankumar Jain
PRODUCER/S:                         Vikaas Gutgutia

SYNOPSIS:
68 years old Parsi man, RATANSHI OSHIDAAR (RATTOO), lives alone in his old but massive house and leads a simple life. But he has a unique profession – he is an AUTOMATIC WRITER And HEALER; someone who communicates with the spirit world. 37 year old BETH ROSE, a Christian single mother, who has recently lost her son to Cancer, ends up reaching out to Rattoo as the last possible way to reach out to her son. In spite of having her doubts about the process, and even though something about Rattoo seems a bit odd – he is wearing a weird wig to start with – Beth decides to stay to get one specific answer. “Does her son hate her for killing him?”
Rattoo connects with the spirit of her son, and the answers shake her up, she wishes to leave, but Rattoo keeps stalling her. We soon see that Rattoo is preparing for a birthday party, and wishes for Beth to stay longer. He keeps finding reasons to make her wait a little bit longer. It almost seems he cares. They decorate the house together, they blow red balloons together,
have deep meaningful conversations about death, Rattoo reveals about how his wife left him taking his daughter along with her, Beth breaks down confessing that she simply got tired taking care of her son for 10 long years. Rattoo changes the mood as soon it’s party time!!
But Beth is not the only one with secrets. Rattoo’s secrets are bone chilling. And this birthday party is a party no one would want to be invited to - it’s a trap.
“Happy Birthday” is psychological thriller that changes the perception of holding on to and letting go.
~“Broken does not mean dead. Death does not mean gone.”~

BECOMING

FILM TITLE: Becoming
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Dramady/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere
RUNTIME: 20:50

COUNTRY: USA
 DIRECTOR: Carly Sullivan
CAST: Carly Sullivan, Joseph Reitman, Caroline Duncan, James Paladino, Claudine Penedo, Graham Roland 

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Bryant Jansen
PRODUCER/S:  Ryan Dziadosz, Benjamin Kang

SYNOPSIS:
On their 33rd birthday, twins Morgan and Scott Crenshaw, living in a cloud of grief after losing their beloved mother Beatrice, are given an opportunity to perform a magic-inducing ritual that will open a portal and bring Beatrice back. Will they unite together as a family to perform this ritual, or will the family remain broken from the grief that tears them apart?

Standing Drama ‘The Play’

FILM TITLE : Standing Drama ‘The Play’
PRODUCTION YEAR : 2021
GENRE: Standing Drama

PREMIERE STATUS: Aired on TBC(Taegu Broadcasting Corporation) in Korea

RUNTIME: 11 minutes 12 seconds (Episode 1 ‘Your Berlin’)
COUNTRY:  South Korea
DIRECTOR:  Jaeseob Hwang, Minju Bae

CAST:  Daegu Metropolitan Theatre Company

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:  D. Forest
PRODUCER/S:  Jaesoeb Hwang, Silhwa Kim

SYNOPSIS:
◉ No Costumes! No Props! No Makeup! No Movement on Stage
Introducing The Play, an unprecedented form of televised drama.
The Play is neither a traditional play nor a reading performance. It is a standing drama, a totally new form of plays. Some of the most important theatrical factors, including costumes, props, makeup, and movements, have been excluded, leaving only the actors’ facial expressions, controlled breathing, voices, and subtle gestures to fill the stage.
The show presents six dramas based on four scripts and two stories. They include fragments of the lives of people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can be interpreted differently by different people. You won’t be able to take your eyes off them once you start watching.

THE VIRGING PROJECT

THE VIRGINITY PROJECT

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019/2020
GENRE: Comedy Documentary
PREMIERE STATUS:  International

RUNTIME: 24 minutes, 37 seconds
COUNTRY: Belgium
DIRECTOR: Clare Edlund

CAST: Clare Edlund, Father Toomey, Monique Dubouis, Davide Rigoni, Mona Nazzal, Ines Mazzi,

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Thomas Marier-Zsaka, Victoire Bonin, Leo Malek, Roei Mahmid, Wing Tu, Kris Neils, and Setereh Samuvi

PRODUCER/S: DocNomads

SYNOPSIS:
Documentary director Clare Edlund is on a quest to find answers: Why is she still a virgin at 26 years old? Through priests, fortune tellers, and Tinder dates, she sets out to find answers.

FILM TITLE: Someone's on the Other Line

PRODUCTION YEAR:  2019
GENRE: Dark Comedy, Phycological
PREMIERE STATUS: World

RUNNING TIME:  9:52min
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: William Macaulay

CAST: Alex Emanuel - Matthew Cohn - Revell Carpenter
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: William Macaulay
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Olivia Jack
PRODUCERS: Christopher Cordero, William Macaulay

SYNOPSIS: Someone is listening

Wake Up: Stroke 120

FILM TITLE: Wake Up: Stroke 120

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Short film
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere

RUNTIME: 10 min 10 seconds
COUNTRY: China, USA

DIRECTOR: Xufeng Lin, Jing Zhao, Renyu Liu
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Xufeng Lin; Hongxing Xu; and Anwen Liu

CAST: Min Wang; Beibei Yu

PRODUCER/S: Sino-US Stroke 120 Research Studio

SYNOPSIS:
This is a short movie to tell a story for an elderly person lives alone after his daughter move abroad and suffered a stroke. The aim of the short movie is to raise stroke awareness in the community. With a longer human life span, more and more elderly people are living alone in empty nests and have become a serious social problem worldwide. Stroke prevention and treatment for elderly people living alone in empty nests is particularly important. If strokes are not recognized and rescue treatments are not started in time, they may result in the tragedy of life-long paralysis, needing extensive support from the community. This video is one of our series of stroke educational videos using stroke 120 as a tool. Stroke is the number one cause of death in China. Our Stroke 120 project has been implemented throughout China, saving many lives.

FILM TITLE:                                This Bank of The River
PRODUCTION YEAR:                2021
GENRE:                                       Drama
PREMIERE STATUS:               World Premier

RUNNING TIME:                        29 mins 34 secs
COUNTRY:                                 Pakistan
DIRECTOR:                                Shoaib Sultan
CAST:

Hibba Aziz                             Gull Zareen
Qasim Farid                          Father
Mir Hamza                             Husband
Samiya Mumtaz                   Psychiatrist
Waqar Ali Zulfiqar                Friend
Kanwal Khan                         Mother
Mohammad Waseem           Baba (Old Man)
Afsar Ali                                 Villager - 1
Inzimam ul Haq                   Villager - 2
Shoaib Sultan                        Driver
Tufail & Youhana                  Patients

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:         Ikram Khan

PRODUCER/S:                           Nighat Akbar Shah Rooziman Shah

SYNOPSIS:
“This Bank of The River (Darya Kay Iss Paar) is the story of a young girl named “Gull Zareen” located somewhere in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The story revolves around the life of Gull Zareen who has nothing but depression in her life. The aloofness in the air of the mountainous area is adding more depression in her life. There is a gradual increase in her mental stress starting from school life to the married life. No one is ready to bother about her feelings and thoughts. Rigid social values and norms further add fuel to the fire. Resultantly, the increasing mental stress compels her to commit suicide and on one gloomy dawn, she jumps into the river but survived. The story depicts the stereotypical behavior of the society towards the mental illness. Certainly, it is a roller-coaster ride of strong emotions as well which can force a viewer to, at least think about the issue.

FILM TITLE: THE IMMORTALITY OF WORDS
PRODUCTION YEAR: OCT/2020
GENRE: HISTORICAL DRAMA

PREMIER STATUS: INORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
RUNTIME: 24´35
COUNTRY: SPAIN
DIRECTOR: NEI LOYA

CAST: IVÁN HIDALGO/ ANGIE SAVALL/ JORDI ARMENGOL/DANIEL BLANQUÉ
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: ALEX D SALA/ ALBERT BOVÉ
PRODUCER: NERIUM FILMS
PRODUCER SERVICES: TOMA 13 FILMS

POSTER FOR THE FILM: ERNESTO MERINO

SHORT SYNOPSIS:
Alfonso, a young literature professor who is fascinated by poetry, particularly the works of Federico García Lorca, returns to Granada 20 years later to teach classes as a substitute professor at the university. His return rekindles his obsession from when he was a child: finding out where the poet’s remains are located. This obsession will lead him to an unexpected event, where he will come face to face with one of Lorca’s executioners.

 LONG SYNOPSIS:

Alfonso, a young literature professor who is fascinated by poetry, particularly the works of Federico García Lorca, returns to Granada 20 years later to teach classes as a substitute professor at the university.

While he is waiting to be given the keys to his modest rental flat in the city center, he stays with his Aunt Mercedes and Uncle Juan, who is a retired member of the military known for his bravery on the front during the Spanish Civil War.

His return makes him feel even closer to what he so admires and to again ask himself, as he once did as a child, where the remains of the poet are located and who his executioners were.
This will lead him down a long path, one on which he will ultimately be forced to navigate between resentment and forgiveness.
A passion for his legacy, his message, which he may only share with his students through his works.

 

 

COUPLES THERAPY

TV Show TITLE: Couples Therapy
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Comedy/Dramedy
PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD

RUNNING TIME: 15:56
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Randy Ramos Jr

CAST: Michaela Zannou, Ryan Metcalf, Manni L. Perez, Ashley Weismantel, Juan Ayala, Ken Arpino, Will Young, Angela Petruzziello, Rob Alicea, Lauren LeBeouf, Lawrence Stallings, James Sarli
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Dominick Sivilli
PRODUCER/S: Michaela Zannou, Rob Alicea, Randy Ramos Jr., Angela Petruzziello, Ryan Metcalf

SYNOPSIS: Natalia, a successful couples therapist, treats neurotic New York couples while her own marriage is falling apart and she can't seem to be able to follow her own advice.

 

FILM TITLE: Road to Mala Noche
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2021
GENRE: Comedy

PREMIERE STATUS:  Screened in Mexico, London, Prague, Kolkata
RUNTIME: 38 mins
COUNTRY: Mexico

DIRECTOR: Mino Rimada

CAST:
Salvador Montenegro……… Don Chema
Arturo Michel………….. Omar
Oscar M. Troyo…….....Ruben
Israel Macias…………..Paye
Jesus Quinones…….Chuy
Barbara Rimada…...Sara

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Mino Rimada
PRODUCER/S:  Mino Rimada / Salvador Montenegro

SYNOPSIS:

Stranded in the desert after running out of gas, Ruben and Omar, two tax collectors,  need to arrive to Mala Noche, a small town  in the middle of the nowhere and deliver bad news to the man that can help them return back home. Ruben will find an opportunity to make a great deal while Omar will find himself in a self awakening journey.

WANDER

Film Title: WANDER

Production Year: 2021
Genre: Drama
Premiere Status: Not a Premiere

Running Time: 9 minutes, 49 seconds.
Country: United States
Director: Phillip Angele

Cast: McKay Babb - Mikey; Marley Snow-King - Charlie
Cinematography By: Jade Ingram
Producer: McKay Babb

Synopsis:
A brother and sister embark on a family tradition as they come to terms with a harsh reality.

NO WHERE TO GO

FILM TITLE: NOWHERE TO GO
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: DRAMA

PREMIERE STATUS: WORLDPREMIERE
RUNNING TIME: 17:57
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Julie Pacino

CAST: Alexis Rosinsky & Kyle Kaminsky
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:  Aron Meinhardt
PRODUCER/S: Sheri Sussman/Aron Meinhardt

SYNOPSIS:
Two disillusioned young people find themselves in an altered state and connect on a level they’ve never experienced. Through their random encounter, they’re left with a bit of hope for their future - wherever it may be.

HIDE

FILM TITLE: HIDE!
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: HORROR

PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD PREMIERE
RUNNING TIME: 5:14
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

DIRECTOR: MATT STREETER
CAST: OLIVIA STREETER, AVA STREETER, MATT STREETER
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: MATT STREETER, ADRIA STREETER

PRODUCER/S: MATT STREETER
SYNOPSIS:
Two little girls fight off and evade a monster who underestimates their abilities.

where's Bob?

FILM TITLE: Where is Bob?
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Mocumentary: Comedy

PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere

RUNTIME: 00:37
COUNTRY: Russia
DIRECTOR: Dima Terem

CAST:
Victor Kuzin, Denis Doronin, Aleksey Zverev, Dmitry Pulman, Karina Kodak, Maxim Avsievich, Lazar Zharko, Albert Kurochkin, Konstantin Danishkin, Stas Naumchenkov, Asya Vasenina, Stepan Yurinov, Archy, Daniel Manisa, Ekaterina Stakanova, Clemetina Mirnaya, Vasya Selassie, Dionis Vinnikov, Angelina Lyovochkina, Andrsan Hilchenko, Ruslan Altaev, Igor Karakov, Maya Ananyina, Seregey Kridin, Maria Korolyova, Dmitriy Feodorov, Evgeny Suchkov, Vera Antipina, Daniel Bazhan, Victoria Pilchuk, Dmitry Andrianov, uncle Misha “Beardman” and extras…

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Dima Terem
PRODUCER/S: Oksana Tarassova, Anna Timofeeva

SYNOPSIS:
Senior Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Department Mr.Stechkin is looking for a suspect, a certain Bob, on the seashore among nudists, tourists and Rastas.

CHILDREN ARE MONSTERS

FILM TITLE: Children are Monsters
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Fantasy/Coming-of-age

PREMIERE STATUS:  Premiered October 25th, 2020
RUNTIME: 14 minutes (including credits)

COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Matthew Jarjosa
CAST: Yong Vang, Dhinesh Raja Kannan, Howard Woo, Janellyn Woo

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Ajani Msibi
PRODUCER/S: Jacob Horne, Lucas Trompeter

SYNOPSIS:
A homage to the Japanese monster films of the 50's and 60's, 'Children Are Monsters' is a coming-of-age fantasy about a young kaiju struggling to find his place in the world.

FILM TITLE: Mr. Nonexistent
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Live Action Drama

PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD
RUNTIME: 14’ 46’
COUNTRY: Turkey
DIRECTOR: Bora Severcan

CAST: Erhan Yazıcıoğlu, Volkan Severcan, Tamer Karadağlı, Okan Bayülgen, Melda Gür
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Bora Severcan
PRODUCER/S: Alhan Yüksel

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/S: Nur Kardeşler – Bora Severcan

POSTER OF THE FILM: Designed by Volkan Severcan

SYNOPSIS: Tahir is an oldman who lost his wife from cancer two years ago. With the irony of fate, he recently finds out he has cancer. He begins to question his existence as he struggles to survive. Now, he can not escape from the past, can not fit to the moment and even fails in his "Wonderland". This piece is a synopsis to all of us who suffers from existential issues at one point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILM TITLE: STROKE OF FATE
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: DRAMA

PREMIERE STATUS:  NEW YORK

RUNTIME: 12 MIN.
COUNTRY: CANADA
DIRECTOR: Aharon Jinjihashvili

CAST: Sheila McCarthy, Nathaniel Bacon
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Raymond Tuquero
PRODUCER/S: Lisa Crawford, Darren Stewart-Jones

POSTER OF THE FILM: Darren Stewart-Jones

SYNOPSIS:
In a hospital waiting room, family wounds are exposed as a mother and son wait for news of their love one’s prognosis.

FILM TITLE: Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Short Documentary, Musical Film, History

PREMIERE STATUS:  NY only
RUNTIME: 29:06
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Jessica Gould
CAST: Ezra Knight: Narration and Psalm Readings; The Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble; Jessica Gould, soprano; Lucas Harris, lute; Yacouba Sissoko, kora

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Jessica Gould and Aaron Fagerstrom
PRODUCER/S: Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

SYNOPSIS: Babylon considers the text of Psalm 137 (By the Waters of Babylon) as it has resonated through the music of two ghettoized peoples – Italian Jews of Mantua during the period of the Counter-Reformation, and African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.

Narrated by the titanic voiced Ezra Knight, the musical performances of works by Italian-Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570 – 1630) and contemporary American Brandon Waddles (1988 –) are by the groundbreaking Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. Other musical selections are archival recordings by Ma Rainey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and others, as well as two luminaries in contemporary West African music, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton and Yacouba Sissoko.

 

 

Film Title:    The Architect
Production Year:  2020
Genre:   DRAMA

Premiere Status: WORLD PREMIERE
RunTime:   21 min.
Country:  USA

Director:   Alexandre Pulido

Cast:   Bruce Baek, Chuja Seo, Gracie Lee, Jared Canfield
Cinematography By: Greg Tango
Producers:   Alexandre Pulido

SYNOPSIS:
Park Jeong-Hyo (Bruce Baek; The Flight Attendant, Taken) is a mid-level employee at a civil engineering firm who always dreamed of becoming an architect. He's fallen out-of-love with his wife, Park Jae-Gyeong (Chuja Seo; Blue Bloods), and his days have receded to a place of tedious predictability. When his younger co-worker Bae Baram (Gracie Lee; Gimcrack, The Flight Attendant) shows an interest in him romantically, he starts to question his life’s trajectory - and the people in it.

FILM TITLE: Man Drops Dead
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD PREMIERE
RUNTIME: 13:29
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Jason Phillips
CAST: Omar Amir, Curtis Fortier, Mara Hall, Joe Abraham, Kate Enggren, Adam Sartain
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Brandon Chase
PRODUCER/S: Francesca Maria and Jason Phillips

SYNOPSIS: When an unknown man drops dead in a grocery store with no one around to claim him, a reluctant employee must deal with the clean-up.

FILM TITLE: Lucid Dreams
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Fantasy,Romance

PREMIERE STATUS:  I didn't premiere anywhere
RUNTIME: 4:46
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Andrii Didyk

CAST: Michael Tyler Jennings, Olivia Bak, Griffin Blazi
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Andrii Didyk
PRODUCER/S: Andrii Didyk

SYNOPSIS:
Jarrod was unhappy with how his life was going and merely going through the motions. Things start to change for him after he realizes he's been having dreams about the same woman night after night. He soon sets out to find out if she's real and if he can find her when he's awake.

Title: Extraction The Series (a web series)
Production Year: 2019
Genre: Dramedy

Premiere Status: Only Facebook and youtube
Runtime: 15:03
Country: United States

Directors: Terrah Bennett Smith and Shelley Robertson
Cast: Starring (in alphabetical order) Terrah Bennett Smith, Nikki Crawford, Connie Jackson, and Shelley Robertson
Guest Starring: Michael Beach, Sherman Augustus, Kent Faulcon, Chris Williams, and Gregory Butler
Cinematography By: Pablo Chasseraux

Synopsis of Series:
if you remember Pam Grier’s - “Foxy Brown,” Tamara Dobson’s - “Cleopatra Jones,” and Teresa Grave’s - “Get Christy Love,” The Badass Black Queens of the ‘70’s pulverizing the criminals yet dealing with their own nightmares; you get a sense of the strength of the mission of Renee, Lisa, Christina and Rebecca. Fast Forward to 2020 and you get EXTRACTION THE SERIES.

SERIES LOGLINE: A FIRECRACKER, A CONVICTED FELON, A GRIEVING ALCOHOLIC, AND A VENGEFUL DEBUTANTE FORM A FALLIBLE TEAM OF BLACK FEMALE BADASS SPIES CONQUERING ABUSIVE ASSHOLES.

Episode 3 Synopsis: While the Women plot their way into the life of Rebecca, who's loaded with personal secrets; Lisa embarks on a journey to reignite her life by online dating... if you can call it that.

 

 

FILM TITLE: The Therapy
PRODUCTION YEAR:2020
GENRE: Comedy
PREMIERE STATUS:
RUNTIME: 24:35
COUNTRY: US
DIRECTOR: Daniel Aurelio
CAST: Hannia Guillen, Mario Mattei, Gerardo Gudino
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Daniel Aurelio
PRODUCER/S: Hannia Guillen, Yudelka Heyer

SYNOPSIS:

"In sickness and in health"...what about "in success"? what happens when societal norms shift within a marriage? Does success equal power and is power stronger than love?

Fu

FILM TITLE:  Fù
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: DRAMA

PREMIERE STATUS:  New York
RUNNING TIME:  18mins 29secs
COUNTRY:  Australia

DIRECTOR: Matthew McCracken

CAST: Jeng Chang (Fox), Danny Yeo (Old Man)
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Matthew McCracken
PRODUCER/S: Jeng Chang & Matthew McCracken

SYNOPSIS: Negative Affectivity, Angst, & Red Velvet Cupcakes.

FILM TITLE: The Last Supper
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Family/Adventure
PREMIERE STATUS: New York
RUNTIME: 12m 5s
COUNTRY: Albania
DIRECTOR: Michael Risley
CAST: James Gasson
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: David Bolen
PRODUCER/S: Michael Risley, Elvina Risley, Ben Proudfoot, Jeremy Lambert, Fiordi Nuraj

SYNOPSIS:
In the tiny castle town of Berat, Albania, each family is bustling in preparation for a grand turkey feast for tonight's New Year's celebration. A sensitive and restless young boy, overlooked by his parents and rejected by his schoolyard peers, finds himself on an adventure of a lifetime when he accidentally lets the wily family turkey - tonight's main course - escape the pen, leading to a thrilling chase throughout the labyrinthine cobblestone fortress, which will take both adversaries to their wits' end. With every epic twist and turn, the question remains: Who will prevail: boy or bird? 

THE BIKE

The Bike

Director

  • Cian Llewellyn

Writer

  • Cian Llewellyn

Producer

  • Cian Llewellyn

Key Cast

Prompted by the death of a close friend during a Covid lockdown, I wrote the initial monologue as a result of feeling low, anxious, and lost in a world that had changed so much so quickly. Shot on an iPhone in the fields surrounding the village I was brought up in, this is a very personal film but one I think can have a very public engagement. I hope that the universal themes resonate far and wide to offer a moment hope and respite in a time where there appears little of either.

THE PROCESS

FILM TITLE: The Process
PRODUCTION YEAR:  2020
GENRE:  Satire
PREMIERE STATUS: Online
RUNTIME: 21 minutes 39 seconds
COUNTRY: Russia
DIRECTOR: Sergey Kalvarskiy
CAST:
Yulia Aug “Judge”
Mikhail Efremov “Attorney”
Trofim Korchinov “Buttov (Defendant)”
Roman Madyanov “Prosecutor”
Alika Smekhova “Court Secretary”
Maksim VItorgan “Bailiff ”
Maksim Borisevitch “Judge's son”
Konstantin Dobrynin “Popov 1”
Valeriy Zinchenko “Popov 2”
Elizaveta Pfeifer “Defendent's Girlfriend”
Raida Chernolobova “Girlfriend's Grandmother”
Marusya Bordovskih “Jury Member 1”
Valery Pecheikin “Jury Member 2”
Olesya Prasol “Jury Member 3”

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Sergey Kalvarskiy
PRODUCER/S: Sergey Kalvarskiy / Konstantin Dobrynin

SYNOPSIS:
Due to the global pandemic, the courts have been transferred to work remotely in Russia. The film tells a story of one court hearing that takes place via Zoom. The main character, a young man (Buttov), is tried on a ridiculous charge for participation in an online rally. The court hearing is supposed to be strict, but it turns out to be funny. Home work prevents participants from remaining focused and independent. In addition, the defendant's attorney’s microphone isn’t working. So, the defendant has to defend himself. But is it possible to justify yourself before such a court? As it turns out that the attorney is the judge's husband, and he was hired by her on the condition that he'd remain quiet throughout the trial. However, the attorney declares that the whole trial is a farce. In the finale, we learn what binds the main characters and what sentence will be handed down. This absurd and Kafkaesque story was not accidentally called "The Process".

"The Process" is a short feature film produced by Sergey Kalvarskiy and Konstantin Dobrynin in 2020. It is based on a true story. Starring in the film is prominent Russian actor Mikhail Efremov.

THERTEEN

FILM TITLE       THERTEEN
PRODUCTION YEAR:     2020
GENRE:    HORROR  (Silent, Black & White)

PREMIERE STATUS:      WORLD PREMIERE
RUNTIME:     9 MINS 57 SECS

COUNTRY:       IRELAND

DIRECTOR:       CATHRIONA SLAMMON
CAST:      ALISHA VAN DER KAMP, CHRISTINE SLAMMON, ANTHONY KENNY
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:     CATHRIONA SLAMMON
PRODUCER/S:      CATHRIONA SLAMMON

SYNOPSIS:
In the isolated Irish countryside, a young girl has visions of a mysterious predator on the eve of her 13th birthday.

THE VAN

FILM TITLE: The Van
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Drama/ Psychological Thriller

PREMIERE STATUS: New York Premiere
RUNTIME: 16:40
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: John Terranova
CAST: John Terranova, Sam John, Mike Gibbs, Kevin Long, Kaan Akyol, & Kevin Brodie
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: John Hedlund

PRODUCER/S: John Terranova & John Hedlund
POSTER OF THE FILM: Art by John Hedlund

SYNOPSIS:
A group of down on their luck individuals come together to pull off a bank robbery that they think will solve their life's biggest problems. But with little organization between the group it seems unlikely they will succeed as they fight to see who is really in charge.

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/2qET-95cSb4

 

Film / TV Shows in MP4

FILM TITLE: Walking Rebel
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE:  Drama

PREMIERE STATUS:  USA
RUNTIME:  27:36
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Albert Rudnitsky
CAST:  Oleg Blinov; Sean Patrick Higgins; Alex Notkin; Terry Kaelber; Katarina Semionova; Alexei Kuznietsov
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Levi Wilkinson; Albert Rudnitsky
PRODUCER/S: Terry Kaelber; Oleg Blinov
     

 SYNOPSIS:
This is the story about one day in the life of a young writer, Fedor Bogdanovich who doesn’t want to stay inside. However, he lives in a world where everyone believes they are safer by staying and working at home and digitally connecting to the world.

Walking Rebel is inspired by a Ray Bradbury short story 'The Pedestrian'.

THE ENCHANTED RIVE

FILM TITLE:  The Enchanted River  |  El Rio Encantado - THE ENCHANTED RIVER
PRODUCTION YEAR:  2020
GENRE:  Realism - Environmental – Ethnic Cinema
PREMIERE STATUS:  New York Premiere – East Coast Premiere

RUNNING TIME: 00:03:16
COUNTRY: Mexico and United States
DIRECTOR:  Marina Santana De la Torre

CAST: Rosario Pineda and Miguel Hernandez

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:  Marina Santana De la Torre
PRODUCER:  Marina Santana De la Torre

SYNOPSIS:
The flow of an enchanted river beckons innocence filled with adventure, excitement and unsettling hidden danger in the unclear waters of love.

SPRINGS WINDS

FILM TITLE:  Spring Winds  |  Viento de Primavera
PRODUCTION YEAR:  2020
GENRE:  Arthouse Cinema -  Art Cinema
PREMIERE STATUS:  New York Premiere – East Coast Premiere

RUNTIME: 00:04:35
COUNTRY: Mexico and United States
DIRECTOR:  Marina Santana De la Torre

CAST: Clara McHale Ribot
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY:  Marina Santana De la Torre
PRODUCER:  Marina Santana De la Torre

SYNOPSIS:
Clara reminisces on the past, which is brought back with the breeze of spring. However, her memories unleash a storm that could drown her in the past forever.

SHIMMER SUMMER

FILM TITLE: Shimmer Summer
PRODUCTION YEAR: March 10, 2021
GENRE: Drama

PREMIERE STATUS:  No
RUNTIME: 25min28s
COUNTRY: China

DIRECTOR: Tong MAO

CAST: Liyang SIMA, minjia ZHAO, sisi HAN
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: wenchuan LU
PRODUCER/S: jingyao WANG, linna YE

SYNOPSIS: Ou Yuan hopes that his new friend Xu Duo can join him to watch the once-in-a-decade total solar eclipse.

It’s not until Xu leaves that Ou Yuan realizes he isn’t necessarily intrigued by Xu herself but rather the character traits they share.
As the eclipse occurred in time, Ou Yuan doesn‘t want to just be an audience of it...

THE DANCER/ LA BAILARINA

FILM TITLE: La Bailarina / THE DANCER
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Drama|

PREMIERE STATUS: World
RUNTIME: 13:04
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Samuel Harwood

CAST: Rivka Rivera, Tessa Stokes, Melvin Vazquez, Jaime Carrillo, Kevin Tobon, Pedro Zenteno.
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Derek Kelly
PRODUCER/S: Arlene Fernandez

SYNOPSIS:
Rosalia, a bailarina in a Jackson Heights bailadero - clubs where Latino immigrants pay women, immigrants themselves, to dance with them - works to manage the emotional expectations of her clients.

Additional background on Bailaderos in Jackson Heights:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/7686670196/in/album-72157624125550861/

PRIME OF YOUR LIFE

PRIME OF YOUR LIFE

FILM TITLE Prime of Your Life
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Comedy

PREMIERE STATUS:WORLD PREMIERE
RUNTIME: 10:28

COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Craig Tovey
CAST: Tara Erickson, Blayne Weaver

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Shane Collins
PRODUCER/S: Craig Tovey, Tara Erickson, Eugene Suen

SYNOPSIS:
A determined actress is willing to do whatever it takes to make it in Hollywood, but when she's stripped of a big opportunity, she breaks down in epic fashion.

WHERE TO NOW ?

Where To Now?

FILM TITLE: Where To Now?
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Drama

PREMIERE STATUS:  Premiered
RUNTIME: 20:53
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Brady Bryson

CAST: Leven Rambin, Neil Holland, Sondra James
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Joel Crane
PRODUCER/S: Catherine Delaloye, Mariana Trevino

SYNOPSIS:
After the death of his wife and son a man struggles with the mundane existence of day to day life until, in a chance encounter, he comes face to face with the woman who killed them

SCI FI

A Fragments of a Hologram Rose

FILM TITLE: Fragments of a Hologram Rose 全息玫瑰碎片
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2021
GENRE: Sci-Fi

PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere
RUNNING TIME: 8:26
COUNTRY: Taiwan

DIRECTOR: Chang Huei Ge (Zin Ge)
CAST: Zito Tseng
PRODUCER: Zin Photography

SYNOPSIS:
This film is a conceptual experimental video has drawn its materials from William Gibson's short story "Fragments of a Hologram Rose”. Using symbolic deconstruction, it describes the main character who is indulged in the Self hallucination after losing love, and contrasts the Boundary between the human body and the spiritual senses.

After the boy has experienced  the various ills of life, he presents an irreversible sadness and helplessness. With the help of the sensory experience device, he enters the fantasy zone, where he liberates his body and lets his mind rest.

 

Born in 1982. National Taiwan University the Department of Drama. National Taiwan Normal
University the Department of Design.
She is a PhD student at National Taiwan Normal University and a part-time lecturer in the

Department of Design. Her research fields focus on VR multiple narrative and science fiction
prototype. Her academic background spans drama and design, and She has been focusing on ecological conservation, energy pollution for a long time. In recent years, she has form a creative group "LAB of the Distant Relatives", combined with biological issues and create the future of mankind.

In Her early years, She participated in the theater company, integrating live music and video installations in cross-field performances. Cooperated with Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group, Creative Society, The Puppet and Its Double, Against Again Troupe, Tang Meiyun Taiwanese opera troupe, Wanhua Theater group, One Player Short Ensemble, A Cappella, Voleur du Feu Theatre, etc. After studying in graduate school, She focused on the Interdisciplinary Integration

of art and technology. In the projects of the "LAB of the Distant Relatives", She used field works as the base frame, and integrate the sci-fi texts to create "mockumentary" that coexist with reality and fiction. In 2019, the research topic is Cyborg and Female Body Consciousness. During this period, a text workshop was held at National Yang-Ming University to share sci-fi prototype methods, continue the concept of sci-fi topic, and bring elements of technological fantasy into script creation. She has won the Taishin Arts Award, German Red Dot Design, Adobe Design, IPA, Px3 Photography Award, etc.

Important works: The animated short film "no nuclear" on energy issue was shortlisted for the 11th Kaohsiung Film Festival. In 2013, She was selected as the Young Artist of the Ministry of Culture with the experimental video of stray animals "Discarded". In 2016, digital images "Illusory Ecology" was selected as the artist-in-residence of the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office. In 2017, She participated in the "No Such Thing As Gravity" in National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the series of works “Here I Am" from 2017 to 2020, and participated in National Yang-Ming University's "Genetic (R)evolution: BioArt" in 2020. She continued to create the sci-fi work “Limbo” radio drama series from 2018 to 19, and will be developed into a sound installation exhibition with subsidies from the Ministry of Culture in 2021.

 

ROAM

FILM/ TV Show TITLE: ROAM

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Science Fiction
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere

RUNNING TIME: 18 mins 27 seconds
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: David Jung

CAST: Josh Connor, Melinda DeKay, Christie Claude
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Matthew Plaxco
PRODUCER/S: Cain Angelle

SYNOPSIS:
n a world where the wealthy can go for joyrides or outright steal the bodies of the poor and the young, one former victim, a young woman, raises an underground resistance to fight back

FILM TITLE: Progeny

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Sci-Fi, Horror
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere

RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
COUNTRY: USA
DIRECTOR: Justin Daering

CAST: Chasen Tyler Bauer, Wyni Landry, Christian Dunlop, Clayton Hoff, Hans Christopher
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Thomas J. Thickett
PRODUCER: Gregory M. Schroeder

 SYNOPSIS:
When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite – a dangerous and forbidden action that puts their marriage – and their lives – at risk.

Title: Take Me 

Year: 2020
Genre: SciFi/Drama
Runtime: 28:00

Country: USA
Director: Kenneth Bordes-Hollon
Cast:
Shanelle Hudson
Melvin Mogoli

Producers:
Michelle Jennings
Andrew Jennings

Synopsis:
When someone finds a chair that can take them anywhere, in any time, they search for a way to change fate.

FILM TITLE: ETERNAL
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Experimental, Sci-Fi, Philosophical

PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD PREMIERE
RUNNING TIME: 4:50
COUNTRY: GERMANY

DIRECTOR: Nicolai Sagasser

CAST: Kimbo Tran, Emery Escher, Lars Krone, Kilian Held
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Vincent Eckert

FILM TITLE: ella
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Sci-fi

PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere
RUNTIME: 14:14
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Chris Petrick

CAST: Omar Salazar, Gerardo De Pablos, Charles Hoyes, Skyler Caleb, Noel Taylor, Sanyee Yuan
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Tucker Korte
PRODUCER: Erin Kelly

SYNOPSIS:
Two brothers find themselves in a deadly predicament after a seemingly normal piece of technology becomes a killing machine.

FILM TITLE: Driftwood Two- Lizard Mom
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE: Sci-Fi (parody)

PREMIERE STATUS:   World Premiere
RUNTIME: 8.15 minutes
COUNTRY: USA

DIRECTOR: Darren Campo

CAST: Roberta Wallach, Darren Campo, Rebecka Ray, Daniel Goldfarb
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Darren Campo
PRODUCER/S: Rebecka Ray
POSTER OF THE FILM: Randall Caporale

 SYNOPSIS:
A Lizard Mom Demands to Know What Happened to Her Son Who Had Been Abducted by Aliens!

FILM TITLE: The Session
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Sci-Fi, Drama
PREMIERE STATUS: Premiered at New York

RUNTIME: 11 minutes, 3 seconds
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Rick Beck
CAST: Matthew Napoli, Anthony Casertano
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Chris Warner
PRODUCER/S: Rick Beck

SYNOPSIS:
Tom hasn’t been feeling himself lately. Outwardly, his life is perfect, but he can’t help feeling constantly unhappy and angry. He vents to his therapist, who may be able to help. However, the cost of easing Tom’s depression may be too great.

ANIMATED FILMS

LUZ

FILM TITLE:  LUZ
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: ANIMATED

PREMIERE STATUS:  WORLD PREMIERE
RUNTIME: 7 min

COUNTRY: FRANCE
DIRECTOR: JOHN BANANA
CAST: LUZ - TIM BUZON
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: JOHN BANANA
PRODUCER: BANANA STUDIO

ORANGE

FILM TITLE: ORANGE O DESESPOIR

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2019
GENRE: 3D ANIMATED FILM
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere

RUNTIME: 7
COUNTRY: FRANCE

DIRECTOR: John Banana

PRODUCER: BANANA PRODUCTIONS

CAPTAIN FISH

CAPTAIN FISH
FILM TITLE: CAPTAIN FISH
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020

GENRE: 3D ANIMATED FILM
PREMIERE STATUS:  World Premiere

RUNTIME: 7min
COUNTRY: FRANCE
DIRECTOR: John Banana

PRODUCER: BANANA PRODUCTIONS

FILM TITLE: When Winter Comes (Official Music Video)
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
GENRE:  Animation

PREMIERE STATUS:  NY
RUNTIME:  04:41
COUNTRY: UK

DIRECTOR: Geoff Dunbar
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: N/A
PRODUCER/S: Ben Chappell

SYNOPSIS:
The film adopts a painterly style glimpsing a family readying their farm for winter and highlights the themes of nature, family and home in the song. To create the short, animated film, Paul enlisted the help of Rupert and the Frog Song director Geoff Dunbar for a unique hybrid of hand and digitally drawn animation.

Paul McCartney explained, the great thing for me about this album is that I didn’t know I was actually making an album and it all started with this track really. The music I was working on was for a short animation film about the song ‘When Winter Comes’. I made a record called ‘Calico Skies’ a while ago that George Martin recorded, and at the same time because I was in the studio, I just thought oh wait a minute there’s this other song I’ve just written, so I did ‘When Winter Comes’! This song is kind of an idealistic thing, a hippy existence on a farm, planting trees, mending fences and living the good life which is something I like. I love nature and I love that idea of getting down and getting your hands dirty.