5 months after the internet has stopped working, Aley, a misguided internet entrepreneur battles depression and suicide. As she discovers a new internet, she reflects on the connections she has lost and the connections we need.
Ian has been a Writer and Director since late 2016. Mentored by Christian Sparkes, Wanda Nolan, Steve Cochrane, Anna Petras, Brad Grover and Tony Butt. His first film Stolen premiered at the Nickel Independent Film Festival June 2019. His second film, The Uncanny Valley premiered at the FIN - The Atlantic International Short Festival 2019.
He has been working in visual arts since he was 13 years old. He spent 20 years in Choreography, Stage Management and Production of musical theater. He spent 10 years exploring photography through his website sinjawns, a document of the independent music scene of st. John’s.
In the wake of her home's destruction as Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle, a little girl finds herself in the stressful situation of her parents trying to find them a place to stay.
Ryan Dougall lives in Los Angeles, California, and works in TV/motion picture production.
Born in Hollywood, Florida, Ryan attended the University of Central Florida’s Radio & Television program for his B.A. and completed a minor in Cinema Studies. During college is also when Ryan began writing and directing a series of short films with friends.
In October of 2018, inspired by the events of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle, Ryan wrote a screenplay for "Michael, Emmadri, and the Mermaid." Filming took place in March 2019 with a final cut completed in August 2019.
A high school girl struggles to find her own identity with a new group of friends and discovers that together, their choices have an impact beyond what they ever imagined. This universally autobiographical tale, written by 16-year-old Meredith Grace Dabney, is a reminder of vulnerability, life’s connections and most importantly that words and actions, however small, affect everyone and everything.
Shannon's acting, directing, and writing careers have been intertwined for almost 40 years - her directing track started with the first staging of THE BOYS IN THE BAND produced South of the Mason-Dixon, continued with 36 productions and 3 Drama Critics’ Circle Award nominations in Los Angeles and 19 in Atlanta. Concurrently she's co-written two screenplays, four teleplays, served as a staff writer for the Suncoast-Emmy-winning children's series THE REPPIES produced by Ric Reitz, directed the pilot for the comedy series WALTER FRISK, and performed in over 190 plays across the U.S., on soaps, series, and television movies for NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, PBS, Lifetime, the Disney Channel, and the CW, and in feature films for Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox.
The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.
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Drama, Faith, Christian, Spirituality
7 minutes 16 seconds
December 1, 2019
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Digital (Arri Alexa)
Director - Branden Stanley
Branden J. Stanley is an Emmy-award-winning cinematographer and life-long camera enthusiast, who grew up in a small town on the west side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Part of a small Catholic home-schooling family, Branden began his fascination with the visual arts as soon as he could hold a camera. Attending Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in video production. Two weeks after graduation, he married his childhood sweetheart and today they spend their time raising their energy-filled young son.
Today, he presides as the Creative Director at award-winning Chicago film company, Spirit Juice Studios. Branden combines his extensive knowledge of modern cameras in the photographic and cinematic realms with his love of fine craftsmanship, analogue culture, and the cameras from the golden age of photography.
Enchanting 10 year old Freddie, with special needs, brings his burdened but devoted mother, Samantha, and new comer McKenzie together, where they discover love and passion, a salve to their deep wounds as characterized by the Japanese term "Kintsukuroi" - more beautiful for having been broken.
Nicole Conn has been a die-hard romantic, and black and white film fan from the age of nine and a micro indie filmmaker for the last 25 years.
She has just completed “More Beautiful…for Having Been Broken”, her eighth film as writer/director and producer. This film is especially important to her as it is semi-autobiographical in regards to her son, Nicholas and her daughter, Gabrielle -- a very strong message film about children with special needs and the extraordinary relationship between mothers and daughters.
Patrick suffers from Prosopagnosia and he also drinks too much. But, the story he reveals when he takes over an AA like self help group reveals just how troubled he really is. In this short narrative film we see one man's life unravel because of his lack of compassion and sensitivity toward others. Or, is it just that Prosopagnosia?
The purpose of the film is to explore the unfortunate reality that it's extremely hard to 'make it out.' To show Black people who are fortunate enough to transition from being a have-not to a have, that it is not always as simple as pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. To show that systematic oppression is real and difficult to get past. To examine the effects of social exclusion. To show how split-second moments in time can completely alter our lives.
7 minutes 10 seconds
Director - Dame Pierre
Dame Pierre is an award-winning director and screenwriter who has garnished industry attention for a myriad music videos and short films. He studied film and literature at Columbia College. His first feature film Therapy is set to release later this month on Netflix.
Justin lives a comfortable life with Camille, a loving and compassionate Puerto Rican woman. He is about to embark on a successful career as a computer programmer, and is engaged to Mia, a smart and beautiful Latina. Everything is perfect until Justin’s issues start to emerge. Something is wrong, so he sets out to find his birth parents.
Justin hits the road and what he discovers is not what you expect. Approaching the innermost cave, Justin is given a glimpse at the inner demons that have been surfacing, and what could destroy him later in life. Emotions run high and Justin’s strength is tested.
Christopher Martini's first entry into the industry was as a child actor on a Feature Film for HBO, acting opposite John Lithgow. Other notable appearances included the hit CBS show “Promised Land.” In 1996, Chris graduated from NYU film school, and worked as a camera assistant, sound man, eventually settling into editing, working steadily for over fifteen years, eventually working his way into IATSE Local 700, the Editor’s Guild. After landing a job as producer/editor at MTV on multiple shows, he narrowed his focus writing/directing/producing his own films, and producing for accomplished filmmakers.
The film will be completed by early July, 2020 We have submitted the first 15 minutes. We are seeking finishing funds for our film. We shot a feature length film. We are showcasing a rough cut of the first 15 minutes of the film.
The film begins on an empty sound stage with the death of Hamlet. The action transpires in his last moment of awareness as the hero of Shakespeare’s most famous play watches his life flash before him while his soul transcends all earthly conflict. Hamlet/Horatio is told from the perspective of Hamlet’s closest friend and confidante, Horatio, who takes on the role of film director in order to fulfill his promise to dying Hamlet of telling the story of Hamlet’s life so the world will be exposed to the corruption permeating the court of Denmark.
An award-winning director, Mr. Warner’s work spans film,theater, and opera. He recently directed Wendy Whelan of the New York City Ballet in the premiere of WOMEN: THE WAR WITHIN, a dance-opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun and Obie-winning writer Matthew Maguire. His past credits include the feature film FALL TIME starring Mickey Rourke (Sundance competition) and David Michalek’s PORTRAITS IN DRAMATIC TIME, with Alan Rickman, William H. Macy, and Holly Hunter Warner is a graduate of Harvard and The American Film Institute, and the winner of numerous honors including The Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation.
A native of Central Appalachia, Andi grew up attending regional storytelling festivals with her mom, where she fell in love with the magic of stories. As an actress, Andi has appeared on stages and screens all over the country. She recently returned to Knoxville after a five year stint in New York City, where she studied with renowned acting coach/director, Anthony Abeson, the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv theatre, as well as the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute .
Before relocating to NYC, Andi began her journey into the world of filmmaking, and received an Emerging Filmmaker nomination for her short film We All Fall Down at the Knoxville Film & Music Festival Film Shoot-out Competition.
Andi most recently appeared in a co-starring role in the FOX TV show, Gotham, the award-winning indie film Here Lies Joe, and the short comedic film Communin’ With The Void (featuring Jack McBrayer) written & directed by comedian Trae Crowder.
Andi is passionate about using performance art as a means of healing and empowerment for underserved youth, particularly in the Appalachian region, and recently founded the non-profit arts outreach organization, The Art Farm.
A young barback is confronted by his bartending co-worker about his workaholic tendencies.
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6 minutes 50 seconds
October 30, 2019
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Director - Jadon Cal Fitzpatrick
Jadon Cal Fitzpatrick is an up and coming actor, writer, and director working on all sides of the camera in film and freelance advertisements. He's a storyteller at heart and has been at the grind since childhood.
“I Resign” is the first public short film about Institutional Racism that received over 100,000 views on Youtube within 7 days! It is alarming to note that anti-national, anti-constitutional ideas of racism and race superiority are spreading fast in the land of freedom, especially in enterprises, threatening the very own foundation this great country was built upon. This short film is a look into the question - Is racism spreading in United States now?
The short film and its makers have gained a wide followerbase of over 35,000 people, who would be excited to know about the inroads this little film is making and each film festival it gets nominated would be an exciting avenue of interest for our followers. Our team of 7 would be excited to be present during the film festival premiere event and network. We are also excited in supporting the festival in any way we can if there is an opportunity.
Jay Mohan is a filmmaker based out of Dallas, Texas. As a new comer to the Dallas movie making arena, he started making films only from 2018. Within a short span of time he has made three short films covering multiple aspects of human life that has received worldwide recognition. As a computer engineer and software business owner by profession, he started down the path of filmmaking due to sheer passion. His enthusiasm to create stories covering wide variety of human emotions while his characters are faced with common diabolical yet heart wrenching hurdles make him stand out. As a story writer, director and cinematographer, he dreams of painting frames that will touch human emotions.
MLK JR. BLVD follows the life of a young artist and music lover De'Andre. De'Andre is dealing with the lost of his dad who was a police officer killed in the line of duty but he held resentment towards his father for working for a system he feels oppresses people. De'Andre's mom is also dealing with lost but sees things from a different perspective than her son who expresses his distrust for the system through his art.
As a boy, Clark always felt like the odd bird in his conservative ranch family. To cope, he created a comic book, “The Adventures of Odd Bird,” making himself the hero of his own story. Now 19, a publisher is interested in his work and Clark needs to return home to get the comic manuscript…and tell his mom his truth. Clark fears once he tells her he’s gay, he won’t be welcome there again.
Originally from Nashville, TN, Adrian has over 10 years of post production experience in which he has
worked as an editor, motion graphics designer, and
producer for non-profits, musicians, and large corporations.
He received a B.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.