Long Island International Film Expo 2006
July 11 – 20, 2006
…MORE THAN 1000 WORDS
1Hour 17Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 2:00pm
Ziv Koren’s photographs have become instantly recognizable icons that have helped shape our perception of the conflict in the Middle East. In …More Than 1000 Words director Solo Avital followed Ziv over a two-year period, shooting in the heart of riots, terror attack scenes, a secret meeting with wanted militants, all the way to Israel’s pullout from Gaza. This movie is about a man’s struggles with a history in which he is involved, and the place he finds for himself in it. Like Ziv, it seeks the universal through the most personal. The movie does not only seek history through the photographer’s lens but also the photographer through the lens of history. Graphic violence, language.
Director: Solo Aviltal
Producer: Oliver Berben, David Groenewold
Writer: Solo Avital
Stars: Ziv Koren
Filmed: Israel, Japan, USA
Language: Hebrew, English
8 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday July 18, 2006 9:30 pm
3:20 is about a lonely mailman who contemplates suicide before getting visited by a mysterious dog.
Director: Charles Kessler
Producer: Charles Kessler, Kate Sharp
Writer: Charles Kessler
Stars: Anthony Conti
Student Film: Yes
1st Film: Yes
Filmed: Long Island
28 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 12, 2006 9:30 pm
30 Wolves is a story about a violent crime family who would kill anyone & anything including their own to dominate. The ageing father who has put all of this together is beginning to see what a bad job he has done with his ‘wolves.’ Having all of these children was the greatest thing until one day. He sent his younger son to law school to return as one the best while his older son ran the pack (which was his thing). To have a street wise general and one of the best attorneys in his inside operation was the best thing to him. On top of that to know this was his family made everything that much better. But, everything does not always go the way it was planned. Violence, language, drug use.
Director: David Campell
Producer: David Campell
Writer: Vin Berardi
Stars: Randy Belgrave, Kenneth Johnson JR., Cynice Stephens, Sinatra Brown
1st Film: Yes
Filmed: Long Island
APPROACHING UNION SQUARE
1Hour 16Minutes Beta SP Monday July 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Based on his monologues for stage, Marc Meyer’s Approaching Union Square is a collage of eleven tales capturing thirty-something New Yorkers struggling to find love and connection in the big city. The characters include a psychic, sex addict whose addicted to internet porn you know the ones I mean, x-rated movies sites like Tube V, a tourist, an Italian immigrant, and others. They all cross paths on a NYC bus. Sexual references, language. Producer Jody Girgenti was born & raised in Bellmore, NY
Director: Marc Meyers
Producer: Jody Girgenti (AMC Development Exec) & Marc Meyers
Writer: Marc Meyers (86 Customer)
Stars: Katie Kreisler (Full Grown Men; Woody Allen’s Melinda Melinda; Heights; “Without A Trace” (TV); “Girlfriends” (TV); “Law & Order” (TV)), Christine Elise McCarthy (Mojave Phone Booth; Restraining Order; Child’s Play 2; Last Big Attraction; “ER;” “Beverly Hills;” “90210;” among many others), Brent Crawford (Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepard; The Amazing Floydini; Red Betsy; “Sex and the City;”), Michael Goldstrom (Heights; Press or Say ‘2’; Porn ‘n Chicken; “The Sopranos”), Victoria Haas (Attack of the 50 ft. Woman; Poison Ivy II; Prelude to a Kiss; The Last Big Attraction; “Law & Order;” “Murphy Brown;” “Beverly Hills 90210”), Darren Pettie (“Charmed;” “Line of Fire;” “Crossing Jordan”)
27 Minutes VHS Wednesday July 19, 2006 4:30 pm
Dr. Abbas Imad, Grandma Ariana, and Abbas’ lover Karl, re-define life, love and relationships when Grandma’s erratic behavior proves not to be what it seems.
Director: Michael Sandoval, Shashi Balooja
Producer: Melissa Young
Writer: M.Sandoval & Shashi Balooja
Stars: Anahid Anahid, Tate Ellington, Shashi Balooja
Language: Armenian and English
16 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
John (James Denton), the chief suspect in a criminal investigation, finds himself in the psychiatric ward of a hospital with amnesia. Doctors Crenvalt and Utterborg are charged with helping him regain his memory. When John claims that he is from another planet, one doctor thinks he’s lying to avoid prosecution. The other thinks he may be mentally ill. A nurse, who has more at stake than meets the eye, is willing to risk everything to make sure John doesn’t get away with murder.
Director: Christopher Keller
Producer: Christopher Keller, Matthew Klawitter
THE AXE MAN
19 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
Who do you have to call when your company has to fire people? A lot of people? A lot of pissed off people? You call Derek Dean, the best ‘Axe Man’ in the business. Three people lay dead after a disgruntled employee opens fire. With dozens of layoffs still to go, a friend offers Derek more money than he can refuse for one more assignment. As corporate lies and clashes with existing management mount, Derek struggles to finish the assignment. But, as mysterious events unfold, he finds himself traveling down the same road which led to the initial shooting. Violence, language.
Director, Producer, Writer: Wade Ballance (The Root People)
Stars: Jason Bonner, Jamey Propst (The Adventures of Ociee Nash; Dear Willie), Shayne Kohout (The Caregiver), Clay Seymour, Chuck Hoey, Larry Brueckner
1 Hour 30Minutes 35mm
Saturday July 15, 2006 7:00 pm
BachelorMan has everything a moviegoer is looking for: big laughs, social commentary, a sweet story, and tons of surprises. In these times of enlightened sexual politics, Ted Davis is a scoring machine. But when the woman of his dreams, ‘Heather’ moves in next door, Ted’s ordeal begins. She’s beautiful, long-legged and LOUD. Ted must have her…but when he realizes he’s been tricked into turning his life upside-down, Ted breaks it off with Heather to again pursue his destiny as the ‘BachelorMan.’ However, he’s lost his bachelor super-powers, because – gasp – he’s STILL IN LOVE. He must get her back, but how? It will take all of ‘BachelorMan’s’ skill and cunning to get his Lois Lane back….And Ted Davis knows the perfect scam. Language, sexual situations.
Director: John Putch
Producer: Karen Bailey, Helen Woo, Rodney Lee Conover
Writer: Rodney Conover, Jeff Hause, Dave Hines
Stars: Missi Pyle, David DeLuise
BACK TO THE FRONT
16 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 12, 2006 7:00 pm
Poland. 1944. Two escaped American POWs happen upon a downed black pilot who claims he can lead them to the Russian front. Torn between their desire to return home and their distrust of this outsider, the POWs begin their long trek back to friendly territory. Language, racial issues.
Director: Tze Chun
Producer: Joshua Schwartz (Document)
Writer: Tze Chun
Stars: Rafe Terrizzi (The Long Wave Goodbye), Vincent Piazza (The Sopranos; Law and Order; Stephanie Daley), Garrett Hendricks, Brandon DeSpain
BAYOU LANDFALL/THE HOUMA NATION VS. THE HURRICANES
17 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 4:30 pm
On August 29 2005 , Hurricane Katrina swept ashore on the Louisiana coast.
Among those communities devastated by her impact was the smaller Houma Indian settlements in the lower eastern bayou regions. Shortly thereafter Hurricane Rita entered the Gulf and swept westward pushing a massive storm surge into the western more populous Houma Communities. Bayou Landfall takes you there as you witness the devastation to the Houma Indians by these two most powerful storms.The Houma Indians a state-recognized tribe have been fighting for Federal recognition for decades.
Director and Producer: Leslye Abbey
1 Hour 28Minutes Mini DV Saturday July 15, 2006 Midnight
This is not the cuddly, lovable Bigfoot we’ve all come to know. More like Bigfoot meeting the Terminator and Predator at once. Silly fun. Violence, language.
Director and Writer: Bob Gray
Stars: Todd Cox (Jack Sullivan), Liza Foster (Sandy Parker), Bob Gray (Sheriff Bob Perkins), Van Jackson (George Hobson), Wes Shofner (Quincy Glasscock M.E.), Shawn Kipp (Bigfoot).
1st Film: Yes
6 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday July 18, 2006 9:30 pm
Holden Williams has uncovered the story of his young reporting career. Sex, politics, intrigue…but how did he get the story?
Director, Producer, Writer: Todd James
Stars: Kasey McNatt (The Thief; Writer’s Block), Ramesh Ganeshram, Steve Belanger
Brooklyn Lobster (Not in Competition)
Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 9:15 pm
When Maureen Giorgio (Jane Curtin) says “I thought the cheese was slipping off my cracker for awhile,” she conveys the generally flustered esprit of the Giorgio family. Brooklyn Lobster’s gentle humour articulates the bittersweet nature of change as it recounts the challenges of living a small-town life in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, in multi-cultural New York City.
Kevin Jordan (whose Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire won the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999) shows genuine affection for every member in this wacky family portrait, perhaps because it is based on his own family’s lobster shop. Frank Giorgio (a commanding role for Danny Aiello) stands out as an aging patriarch trying to maintain his Brooklyn pride when the bank that holds the small business loan for his lobster farm forecloses. A hardworking man who listens to only oldies on the radio, Frank sees his worth as inextricably tied to his company. It is just this traditional attitude that has alienated his wife (Curtin) and grown-up children (understated but powerful performances by Daniel Sauli and Marisa Ryan). Much of the pathos and the comedy of the film comes from the viewer’s understanding that Frank must temper his resistance to change and learn to express his love for his family in a more – or less? – conventional way if he is to find contentment. Curtin is formidable and funny as the woman who loves Frank but can’t shake the feeling there is more for her out there in the world.
A BULLET OVER FIVES
21 Minutes Mini DV Sunday July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
A Bullet Over Fives takes you on a difficult, emotional ride with Adrian. He is a desperate and troubled man who confronts his life’s greatest challenge in an attempt to find the answers that he needs to survive. As he seeks the truth and attempts to understand it, Adrian is also looking for a way out of the pain for himself and a constant companion… his inner child, a damaged little boy who never recovered from the betrayal he experienced. Adrian comes to terms with everything in the final, most important game of his life, and in the end, he finds a way to win… Violence, language.
Director: Kevin Haskin
Producer: Jo Haskin
Writer: Kevin Haskin (Executive Producer; Director)
Stars: Jason Bortz, Loren Taylor, Chase Anthony Hodge
Cadillac Man: Life Under the Viaduct 36 Minutes Beta SP
Tuesday July 18, 2006 7:00 pm
Cadillac Man: Life Under The Viaduct is a documentary about a homeless veteran who has lived on the streets of New York for the past eleven years. With interviews from friends, neighbors and passers-by we get an idea of what life on the streets of New York is like for him. As his story unfolds we learn that Cadillac Man has a hidden talent that may help to propel him out of his homeless situation and into the mainstream of society. Will he make it or will he not? Time will tell…
Director: Michael Regan
Producer: Michael Regan, Luan Bexheti
Stars: Cadillac Man
1st Film: Yes
13 Minutes 35mm Saturday July 15, 2006 7:00 pm
Viola, an overweight young beautiful woman, works in her husband’s boutique as a sales assistant. Her life is pivoted on a monotonous routine between her job and her household life. No one around her seems to ever notice her presence. One day when she gets back from the supermarket, she cannot enter her home because her husband has changed the lock. He is fed up with her. With her neighbor’s help she decides to leave everything behind and fill her life with something that she has always liked: candies and especially chocolate. Chocolate will be the key to her new future, her newly-found freedom, and self-reliance in her own beauty. This will be an ideal retribution with respect to those who had always made fun of her.
Director: Fabio Simonelli
Producer: Francesco Scura, Chiara Bellini
Writer: Chiara Bellini, Valentina Mogetta
Stars: Carla Cassola (Maria), Sergio Romano (Viola’s husband), Ilaria Giorgino (Viola), Erika Urban (Shop girl), Vania Lai (Check-out clerk), Inna Hroz (Swedish girl)
19 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
Black Shadow, a recently graduated ninja assassin, returns home from his training to begin his career. However, due to the tight job market, he is forced to take on a job as a stock-boy at the local grocery. Mike and Drew, two fraternity brothers, hop from convenience store to convenience store exploring the competitive side of the ‘beer run.’ And Janitor Joe goes to great extremes to prove to everyone at the grocery store that he can in fact be a ‘creepy janitor’. These three seemingly disparate storylines converge in a large-scale grocery store fiasco. Violence, language.
Director: Dan Eckman
Producer: Meggie McFadden
Writer: Dominic Dierkes, Dan Eckman
Stars: Daniel Franks, Dominic Dierkes, John Grady, Matt Sadewitz, Greg Burke. Lou Perez, Steve Stout, Scott Severance, Elizabeth Severance
11 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday July 18, 2006 9:30 pm
Chew is an absurd comedy about Audrey, a young woman who is trying to survive a date from hell. While her date, the dashing and handsome Vince, finds every way to ignore and disrespect her, Audrey is thrown for a loop as the customs and practices of eating a meal in a fancy restaurant are chewed up and spit all over her…literally!
Director: Sara Steigerwald
Producer: Sara Steigerwald, Richard Barbadillo Jr., Matt Morillo
Writer: Sara Steigerwald
Stars: Jessica Durdock, Martin Friedrichs, Thomas J. Pilutik, Jason Drumwright
1st Film: Yes
CHILDREN OF FATE
11 Minutes Mini DV Monday July 17, 2006 1:30 pm
After the Soviet Army enters Hungary in the dead of winter, and destroys most of Budapest, Anna, her critically injured husband, and their two children find refuge in a barn with a kind country family. The little they have left of their upper class family fortune is now useless in war-torn Hungary, as even gold can’t buy food anymore. Lacking in the most essential ingredients to nurse her husband back to health, Anna takes her children to a broken down Russian supply truck hoping to bring back some of its cargo; salt. Violence.
Director: Nastasha Baron
Producer: Deborah Harry
Writer: Nastasha Baron
Stars: Claire Smithies (Anna), Denis Krasnogolov (Kolja), Michelle Grigor (Eva), Nicholas Elia (Jozsika), Bonnie Giroux (Marta), Nancy Bell (Mama)
Language: Russian, English
CHINGASO THE CLOWN
15 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 12, 2006 9:30 pm
A man named Chingaso whose parents were victims of the ruthless clown boss, Bastard The Clown, must now become what he hates most. In order to avenge the death of his parents – and possibly end the brutal war between the mimes and the clowns in the province of messiah – He must become…CHINGASO THE CLOWN. Violence, language.
Director: Elias Matar
Producer: Jim Kass
Writer: Robert Hayes (Art Director), Ezequiel Martine
Stars: Quinn Larson (Chingaso), Roberta Orlandi (Long Prey), David Hyatt (Bastard The Clown), Nino Gabaldon (Bartender), Magen Stewart (Clown Dancer), Ryan Henslee (Card (stabed) Clown), Chris Weidman (Clown #1/Mime#1), Trinidad Zeus Nizilli (Clown #2)
A CIGAR AT THE BEACH
15 Minutes 35mm Wednesday July 12, 2006 7:00 pm
A man withdraws to an empty beach to smoke a cigar and fantasize. An approaching storm out across the water mirrors the storm inside him as his fantasies propel him to the very edge of himself and to a surprise yearning greater than flesh or adventure.
Director: Stephen Keep Mills
Producer: Jason Kennedy, Tamera Martin
Writer: Stephen Keep Mills (Hotel Lobby)
Stars: Billy Gillespie, Svetlana Efremova, Rumi Bunya, Cathy Shim, William Joseph Hill, Jermaine Jackson, Radu Vlad, Martin Clark, Stephanie Nash, Charlie Schmidt
1st Film: Yes
A COLD DAY FOR JOHNSON
7 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday July 11, 2006 7:00 pm
What do you get when you cross a degenerate flasher with a group of Catholic Schoolgirls? A twisted comedy with a tragically happy ending. Based on a true story, A Cold Day for Johnson, is the story of a man who terrorizes a city with his sick antics. Johnson, a serial flasher, spends his days exposing himself to unexpected passers-bys. He thinks that he’s found his ultimate victims when he walks by the local Catholic school and spots a group of seemingly innocent girls waiting for class to begin. Unfortunately for Johnson, these hardened Catholic school girls refuse to turn the other cheek and they teach him a lesson he will never forget…at least until tomorrow. Sexual situations. Violence.
Director: Joseph Brener
Producer: Terrance Green
Writer: Joseph Brener
Stars: Angelica Brown, Dave Johnson
30 Minutes 35mm Wednesday July 12, 2006 7:00 pm
A young Warsaw businessman tries to reconcile his newfound wealth and success with the pain of Poland’s past. With an upcoming marriage looming, he tries to resolve any doubts he has about the decisions he has made concerning his life. Sexual situations.
Director: Laurence Walsh
Producer: Michal Wuczynski
Writer: Laurence Walsh
Stars: Marek Wlodarczyk, Magdalena Poplawska, Borys Szyc, Joanna Koroniewska, Rafal Maczkowiak
7 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday July 11, 2006 9:30 pm
Kristine Watts has become a weak reminder of whom and what she used to be. Driven into rage by her desire for revenge, she has spiraled out of control creating a horrifying plan. To carry out this plot of hers, Kristine enlists the help of a stranger she refers to as a ‘friend,’ but as the story unfolds the stranger turns out to be many things except a friendly face. The cause for this decision of Kristine’s is tied with a young man named Patrick. Kristine became involved with him but several years into their relationship, Patrick gave Kristine a shock she would have never expected. She witnessed him with another woman. He left her shortly after, and Kristine was left only with the thoughts that were slowly enveloping her. Now, the shell of a young woman has only one thing left on her mind. Violence.
Director, Producer, Writer: Ryan Jafri
Stars: Douglas Davis (The Next Elevator), Mollie Weeks
1st Film: Yes
DAY OF THE DEAD
21 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Animation. This film tells the story of how Max, a small child living in LA, finds out the true meaning of El Dia de Los Muertos and reconnects with his Latino heritage thanks to his Mexican grandmother Lucia. On Halloween night, Max and his friends visit Grandma Lucia’s house, where she tells them about the celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Aztec cultural traditions. Lucia had set up an ofrenda in her living-room to honor her recently deceased husband Dionisio. She tells them the story about Grandpa’s beloved pet iguana Pancho, who was buried in the family cemetery back in Mexico. Her fantastic stories bring Max closer to his Latino cultural traditions and ultimately make him understand the importance of El Dia de Los Muertos.
Director, Producer, Writer: James Keeshen
Stars: Arturo Monroy (Narrator)
7 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 14, 2006 3:00 pm
A naÃ¯ve gas station clerk receives a visit from a zombie in the dead of night. The zombie’s ex-partner in crime arrives and attempts to rob the station, followed by the zombie’s pregnant girlfriend. A Zombie. A Gun. A Girl. A Romantic Zombie Comedy.
Director: Ana Djordjevic
Producer: CJ Webster
Writer: Ana Djordjevic (Vows (2002))
Stars: Daniel Green, Kyle Baxter, Gerard Caesar, Evette Henderson
DELIRIUM AND THE DOLLMAN
23 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
Alice and Delilah, two young girls on the brink of adolescence, live in fear of their stepfather, the Butcher, an enormous and disgusting man with whom their mother is completely enamored. Late one night, the girls witness a perverse sex act between the Butcher and their mother and incite the Butcher’s wraith. Delilah tries to come to the aid of her sister, but ends up lost in a labyrinth of corridors and unmarked doors, in a world where children are turned into toys by the Dollman. Violence.
Director and Writer: Andrew Lobel
Producer: Liz Lonergan
Stars: Bailey Slattery (Delilah), Brittany Slattery (Alice), Steve McHugh (The Butcher/The Dollman), Kir Henrici (Mom/The Maid), Charlie Saxon (Jer)
9 Minutes Beta SP Saturday July 15, 2006 2:00 pm
What would you do if you could change everything in an instant? Nine year old Colin is faced with this question after discovering that he has the terrifying power to erase anything he sees. Armed with a pad of paper, his skillful hand, and worst of all, his eraser, Colon sets off on a haunting journey through the depths of his own imagination to bring his every desire to reality. Join Colin as he learns the truth about our thoughts, and the dangers of the choices we make.
Director and Writer: Jacob Chase
Producer: Jacob Chase, Danny Grunes, Keith Schwalenbe
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
13 Minutes Mini DV Sunday July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Desperate and hopeless, Elizabeth wants to end her unhappy life. But suicide means eternal damnation. So she comes to church daily to pray for exemption from punishment. Finally a man approaches her saying God has sent him to help her. He can read her mind and knows everything about her. The trouble is, his name is Lucifer. Will she trust him?
Director: William Rogers
Producer: Mary Rogers
Writer: William Rogers
Stars: Craig Wichman, Susanne Lynch
THE DEVIL YOU MEET
14 Minutes Beta SP Monday July 17, 2006 7:00 pm
In a graphic and hard-hitting look at 21st century life comes the story of two men, one an overweight New Zealand truck driver, the other a mysterious Asian gunman – both trapped in a world that doesn’t appreciate them very much. We meet Harry (Antony Martin) on the road, lost in a job he doesn’t like, and living with women he’s forgotten how to love. And we meet Heung (Raybon Kan); a contrite Asian Gunman with blood on his hands after a truck robbery has gone horribly wrong. A car breaks down and their lives collide with a bang in a dramatic earth shattering finale, which irrevocably changes their lives forever. Language, violence.
Director, Producer, Writer: Geoff Talbot
Stars: Antony Martin (Venus Blue (Short Film); Shortland Street (Television series)), Raybon Kan (Spooked (Feature Film); Tongan Ninja (Feature Film)), Chic Littlewood, Daniel C Purdey (Hercules (Television Series)), Jarrod Martin, Rocky Gaines
Filmed: New Zealand
20 Minutes VHS Wednesday July 19, 2006 4:30 pm
Marci is a down on her luck part time medical secretary and with each patient that comes before her, she realizes how much more fortunate they are compared to her.
Director, Producer, Writer: Kevin Tudor
Stars: Leslie Shim (Lead Actress), Gregory K (Lead Actor), Rachel Witz (Actress), Melanie Parada (Actress), Lisa Pena (Actress), Larry Landau (Actor)
14 Minutes Beta SP Sunday July 16, 2006 7:00 pm
Two estranged brothers unknowingly must face one another in a deadly variation of Russian roulette. One is playing to get out of a gang while the other is playing to join one. Will either one live long enough to attempt a reconciliation? Language, violence.
Director: Tony Chiu
Producer: Tony Chiu, Wendy Killian
Writer: Tony Chiu
Stars: Michael Yu, Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded; The Matrix Revolutions)
ED I HIDE
28 Minutes Mini DV Sunday July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Eddie and Anna have had a fight. Needing to get away, Eddie decides to head out to the woods for a camping weekend. Along for the ride is his light-hearted buddy, Ward. After stopping for some gas and groceries, they are nature bound. Ward attempts to keep things light as he searches for topics of conversation, but Eddie just becomes more and more agitated. The two try to find a truce somewhere between the giddiness and exasperation. Reaching the wilderness allows the two to exhale as they settle into camp. However, the peace is short-lived, for they are soon joined by an enigmatic vagabond who stirs the pot of Eddie’s emotions and serves as a catalyst for his unwinding. Language, violence.
Director: Len Peltier, Suzanna Laine
Producer: Lesley Chilcott, Pierre Rouger
Writer: Suzanna Laine
Stars: Matt Carmody (The Ponderosa), Coby McLaughlin, Paul Elder, Jacy King
1st Film: Yes
1 Hour 25 Minutes DV Cam Friday July 14, 2006 9:30 pm
A man goes to jail for assisting in a robbery gone wrong. Once released, he must fight his way back home while others are looking for him. Violence, language.
Director: Fred Carpenter
Producer: Fred Carpenter
Writer: Craig Weintraub (Paul Regina; Fred Carpenter)
Stars: Craig Weintraub (Eddie Munroe), Paul Vario (Uncle Benny), Jessica Tsunis (Sara)
Filmed: Long Island.
18 Minutes 35mm Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
When Brazilian teenager Eva turns up to work as a stripper in a London pub, she appears to be just another foreigner from the agency. But Eva has never done the job before and English old-hand Rachel is less than delighted to see her. Nudity, Violence.
Director and Writer: Laura Smith
Producer: Cassandra Sigsgaard
Stars: Clara Perez, Sarah Preston
17 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
Norbert is a Psychiatrist who believes in structure rather than drugs to improve one’s life. When all of his patients cancel the therapy, Norbert finds out that there is a new drug that provides true happiness: Excitine Complex. Norbert, who doesn’t believe in drugs, decides to test the medicine on his-self. The experience changes his life. Soon, his wife Olivia notices the changes and tries the Excitine Complex herself. It gives her a life full color. They both enjoy the Excitine, secretly, hiding their happiness from each other, growing apart. Until the day when the Excitine is declared illegal and production discontinued. There are only a few capsules left, and they both want them. NEED THEM!
Director and Producer: Luis Fernandez
Writer: Luis Fernandez (Cielito Lindo; Love Furtive L)
Stars: Julia Silverman (Gilmore girls; Medical investigation; Pacific blue), Michael Adler (liar lair; the war of the roses; O.C; NYPD blue; Crossing Jordan; Boston Public; ER Las Vegas Providence)
30 Minutes Mini DV Monday July 17, 2006 4:30 pm
Fading Light is an award winning 60-minute documentary about Sophie Morel, a brilliant young attorney who has a genetic eye disease and is slowly going blind. The film is shot over a 5 year period and chronicles Sophie’s struggle in going blind as well as overcoming the prejudice and obstacles she encounters in finding a job.
Director and Producer: Ian Ross (Cinematographer Co-editor)
Language: French, English
Filmed: USA, France
FEAR OF DYING
17 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
Distraught man finds out his days to live are numbered and tries to outwit the Grim Reaper.
Director: Lance J. Reha
Producer: Lance J. Rhea, Ben Fiore, Tom Brag
Writer: Ben Fiore
Stars: Bob Cummins
Fitzgerald’s Flask 25 Minutes Mini DV
Monday July 17, 2006 1:30 pm
Fitzgerald’s Flask is a mixture of Roaring Twenties and futuristic science fiction. Destitute, drunk and in debt, Jazz Age author F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) contacts sci-fi writer H.G. Wells (The Time Machine) and time travels to the 21st Century to auction his memorabilia.
Director: Philip Snyder, Robert M. Snyder
Producer: Philip Snyder
Writer: Robert M. Snyder
Stars: Robert M. Snyder (‘Paperman’; ‘The Tell Tale Cell’; ‘Reaper Madness’; ‘Rea View Mirror’), Peter B. Snyder (Fox TV News), Richard Brundage, Brian P. Barry, James P. MacGuire, Elizabeth Snyder
Filmed: Manhattan and Long Island
FOR EVERY ‘NO’
12 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
When a man (Ron Warner) witnesses his car being inexplicably towed away one morning, he reluctantly and exasperatedly resigns himself to finding it and getting to work for the big meeting. However, with little more than the name of a company to go on, and meeting with an endless streak of negative response, he realizes the task before him may prove more aggravating than it is worth. Filmed entirely in French, POUR CHAQUE Â«NONÂ» explores the fundamental nature of communication, interpretation, negativity, frustration, perseverance in the face of adversity, and ultimately, the roles played by optimism and pessimism in the course of daily tedium (or lack thereof). POUR CHAQUE Â«NONÂ» insists that in any language, for every “no,” there must surely also be a “yes.”
Director, Producer, Writer: Robert Severson
Stars: Ron Warner (L’Homme), Kyle Mayer (Les Deux FrÃ¨res DÃ©panneuses), Amanda McLaughlin (La CassiÃ¨re De La Banque), Bobbi Leykam, Bradney Evans (L’Homme Avec Le Balai), Bill Michalski (L’Homme Sur Le Porche), Keith Hueffmeier (L’Homme Surpris)
Filmed: USA, France
1 Hour 33 Minutes DV Cam Saturday July 15, 2006 4:30 pm
A man reflects on his childhood and working at his dad’s garage during the late seventies. Two best friends plan to leave the small town they grew up in. Matt; 18, works at his dad’s garage, smart, sensitive, just graduated from high school. Schultz; 21, works for his dad in construction, strong headed, high school dropout. For Matt it’s getting out of the garage and pursuing his passion. For Schultz, it’s simply survival and to get away from his abusive father. Even though Matt has a strong loyalty to his dad, despite his father’s drinking problem, he also knows the impact leaving the garage will have. Then a devastating incident occurs and Matt will have to find his true direction in life. Language. Sexual situations.
Director, Producer, Writer: Carl Thibault
Stars: Gabriel Marantz, Corby Griesenbeck, Tania Raymonde, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Martin Donovan, Robert Knott, Travis Howard, Rusty Kelley, Xander Berkeley, Bill Mckinney, James Intveld
1st Film: Yes
19 Minutes Mini DV Saturday July 15, 2006 9:30 pm
In an abandoned psychiatric hospital, two former inmates and friends (a priest and a janitor) meet to release the souls of the unclaimed dead patients. In order to do so, the priest must enter the hospital he fears, and ultimately he must decide between his friendship and an eternity alone. Shot on location in Kings Park, Long Island, home of the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital and using documents from the files of the Kings Park Heritage Museum, ‘Ghost Story’ is a tribute to those who lived and died in the hospital during its 167 year history.
Director, Producer, Writer: David Henderson
Stars: Benjamin Moore, Jeffrey Carpenter
GOD’S OPEN HAND
1 Hour 10 Minutes DV Cam Tuesday July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
God’s Open Hand is a feature length documentary produced by Ghost Studios, charting the course of fledgling democracy in Afghanistan. The film’s focus is Afghanistan’s historic first presidential election as seen through the eyes of the Afghan people, as well as the major presidential candidates and western observers.
This film is a world premiere.
Director: Spencer Mandell
Producer: Raymond Pagnucco
1st Film: Yes
Language: Afghan Persian, English
Filmed: Afghanistan, USA
23 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
Sheila has returned to run the family farm after the passing of her estranged father. The bills are mounting as she struggles to provide for herself and her son, Tory. Stan, the local sheriff, and old friend, tries to convince Sheila to marry him as he attempts to form a bond with recalcitrant Tory. With the wheat crop ripening, and harvest imminent, Wade, Sheila’s high-school beau, and the long-absentee father of Tory, unexpectedly returns. As Shelia and Wade attempt to negotiate their past transgressions, Stan’s suspicion grows, and tension builds. Tory is caught in the middle as the adult world begins to implode.
Director and Writer: Benjamin Steger
Producer: Eldridge Huntington
Stars: Erin Mosher, David Bendena, Christopher Harris, Brendon Martin
THE GREAT DIVIDE
7 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
A young man trying to find romance gets misguided information. Language, racial issues.
Stars: Stewart Frankson, Bob Fernandez, Magdalena Albizu, Jason Washington
THE GREATER GOOD
1 Hour 15 Minutes Beta SP Monday July 17, 2006 9:30 pm
Angelo, a NYC Mafia Boss, tries to persuade the Bosses of the four remaining Mafia Families to go along with a terrorist plot of detonating a nuclear device at the top of the Empire State Building in exchange for one billion dollars each. They are initially appalled, but with further explanation and persuasion, they become more receptive. The only hold out is another boss named Connie, who discovers that there is a line of morality that even he can’t cross, and he is forced to take action. Language.
Director and Producer: Mike Bizzarri
Stars: Greg Procaccino (regional stage; television; film), Mike Dennis (regional stage; television; film), Joe Lorenzo (regional stage; television; film), Bob Elkins (regional stage; television; film), Mike Bizzarri (regional stage; television; film), Duffy Hudson (regional stage; television; film)
Language: Italian, English
14 Minutes BetaSP Thursday July 13, 2006 4:30 pm
In a world of teenage lust and twisted morals, it’s hard to keep one’s innocence. With a simple roll of the dice the child becomes a predator. The saint, a sinner
Director, Producer, Writer: Oren Shai
Stars: Sally Conway
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN?
6 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
The story of a young boy dealing with fear and anxiety of kissing his first girlfriend.
Director, Producer, Writer: Ted Ryan
Stars: Gregory Sedlik, Danielle Carlacci, Keith Jordan (Young Van Helsing), Amanda Goodman
19 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
Single, lonely-guy Barry (Frederik Goris) thought speed dating was a bad idea, but his buddy Jeremy (Jeremy Koerner) convinced him otherwise. Along with three other friends, Jeremy schemes with Barry on how to land a guaranteed date with the clandestine service of Hush Hush Inc. When the five men show up at the speed dating location, they are greeted by the beautiful hostess, Natalie (Alexandra Creighton) who soon introduces them to five gorgeous women. Once the speed dating begins, it is soon revealed that the men’s plan is to act like disgusting pigs except for Barry. Jeremy figures, in theory, that at least one of the ladies will be interested in Barry for his gentleman-like qualities. However, the women have plans of their own. Language.
Director, Producer, Writer: Gary King (Favors (2004))
Stars: Jeremy Koerner, Frederik Goris, Alexandra Creighton, Mary Nitschke, Jared Asato, Jeremiah Liebrecht, Fred Zappert, Nina Kate, Natasha Ransom, Angela Schiavone, Sabrina Shimada, Meaghan Sloane
20 Minutes Mini DV Monday July 17, 2006 9:30 pm
Emily wakes up to find herself in the middle of nowhere. Chased by a group of complete lunatics; and for reasons beyond her comprehension, instincts kick in as she tries to make sense of the mess she has stumbled into whilst surviving at the same time. Hunted was first written with the intent to capture some of societies flaws, we live in a world today where many people in positions of authority become corrupted and drunk with power, that all barriers come crashing down, and moralities and values are nothing but a distant memory. This short film is a total roller coaster ride, from beginning to end. The movie is very well paced and leaves you hanging at the edge of your seat until the very last second! Violence.
Director and Producer: Moe Charif
Writer: Ahmad Charif
Stars: Jessica Fuentes, John Trapani, Ahmad Haidar, Leonard Krys, David Peterson
1st Film: Yes
5 Minutes Beta SP Sunday July 16, 2006 2:00 pm
Zyla is a six-year old girl who always obeys her austere mother. But there are some things she simply can’t resist and that could get her into a lot of trouble…
Director, Producer, Writer: Alexandra Fisher (Good Morning; Parthenabe)
Stars: Carlie Callahan (Mickey Mouse Club), Elizabeth Karr (West Wing; ER), Gregg Lawrence
9 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
As Julie Anderson is getting ready for work she eats her breakfast. She is a 28-year-old workaholic lawyer. Julie gets a call on her cell phone from her boyfriend and he breaks up with her. On the other side of town Jason Allen is also getting ready for work. He is a 28-year-old lawyer who just got assigned to a big case. Jason calls his girlfriend on the phone and breaks up with her. Jason and Julie before going to work go to the same cafÃ©. Jason sees that they have some things in common and wants to get to know her but finds out it is the wrong day to do so.
Director, Producer, Writer: Sean Barriteau (Editor)
Stars: Dana Chehansky (Julie Anderson), Steve Nelson (Jason Allen), Nathalie Eliantus (The Waitress)
1st Film: Yes
IN MEMORY OF ME
21 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
After eight years, a young successful lawyer reluctantly goes back to her small hometown for her best friend’s wedding. The memories of an experience she had with another woman during high school start to resurface when she finds out she still lives in the town. When she finally tries to make peace with her past, she realizes that underneath the foundation of her new life, lives a world of regret for things never said.
Director: Samantha Lavin
Producer: Warren Farnes, Juri Koll
Writer: Samantha Lavin (‘Work Your Way Out’)
Stars: Maryfrances Careccia (‘Kill The Poor’-Feature Film; director: Alan Taylor), Tasha Ames (Winner: GLADD Award), Marina Benedict (‘Nicki’-Series Regular), Alberto Zeni
11 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday July 18, 2006 7:00 pm
Ever wonder what you did last year, the day before yesterday, and if it was any different than what you did today? Set over the course of a weekend, spanning three consecutive years, iNViSiBLe tells the story of Marianne, (Stephanie Renee Casso) a convenience store clerk who’s stuck working the graveyard shift on New Year’s Eve in Queens, New York. The film ponders the questions many of us struggle with day to day; are the choices we make year after year the right ones, and if not, do we have the ability to change our destinies? ‘iNViSiBLe’ is a melancholy meditation grounded in an unreal technological universe, a universe that can seem at time disjointed like a dream, a dream in which you’re not sure whether you are awake or asleep.
Director and Writer: David Khachatorian
Producer: George P. Pozderec
Stars: Stephanie Renee Casso, Enrique Vellon, Lilly Husbands, Chiko Mendez, Alan Wong, William Mason, Robert Ankers
18 Minutes Mini DV Sunday July 16, 2006 4:30 pm
A man with many quirks tries to find an outlet from his own world. Can a woman save him?
Director and Writer: Dino Castelli
Producer: Dino Castelli, Jake Weisz
Stars: Jake Weisz (Jackson), Rosey Gioia (Amanda), Mike Casey (Bob the Manager), Dino Castelli (Sean)
Filmed: Long Island
JOHN & JUNE
9 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
John (Nick Warren Grey) and June (Adrienne Wheeler) are actors in a short film about love. In the midst of proposing to June, John breaks out of character: He himself is distraught about his off-screen romantic life. John’s failure to generate genuine emotions of love enrages the director of the film. John must regain his skills as an actor. With an antagonistic push from over-the-top director and a bit of self-realization from himself, John regains his confidence and ability to act. On the rebound and flush with new-found mojo, John tries the scene with his focus solely on June. This satisfies the narcissistic director and perhaps begins a new Romeo and Juliet…
Director: Shachar Langlev
Producer: Shachar Langlev, Tony Leonardo (Co-Writer)
Writer: Shachar Langlev, Tony Leonardo
Stars: Nick Warren Grey (John), Adrienne Wheeler (June), Aram Hekinian (The Director Pierre LeBouef)
12 Minutes DV Cam Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Joy is the story of a hapless young man, Will, who wakes up in a strange room with nothing but the clothes on his back, a crusty pair of boots, and a phone number scrawled on the inside of a matchbook. His curiosity overcomes him and he decides to call the number setting off a chain reaction of fateful events that will change his life forever. This story is a journey into the very center of a man’s soul as he sets forth upon the odyssey of a lifetime–to find his joy. Filmmaker is a Long Island native, but shot this film at a film school in Australia. Violence.
This is a world premiere.
Director: Christopher John Williamson
Producer: Christopher John Williamson, Matt Dreiling
Writer: Christopher John Williamson
3 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 14, 2006 6:45 pm
In the game of life, every girl finds herself benched. She sulks and watches life pass her by- until a curious cat awakens her courage.
Director: Joanna Davidovich
Producer: Joanna Davidovich
Writer: Joanna Davidovich
KAMBDI KALAAI (TREMBLING WRIST)
1 Hour DV Cam Wednesday, July 12, 2006 7:00 pm
Kambdi Kalaai'(Trembling Wrist) is the first ever film on the Sikh Diaspora. The story revolves around Ida, an American girl, her association with a Sikh family and her experiences. As the story unfolds the audience journey through the nuances of Sikh faith and identity.The conflict arises when the protagnist of the film has to choose between the love of his life and his faith. Kambdi Kalaai introduces ‘Sikh faith’ the youngest religion of the world through various episodes, one of them being-‘The Sikh holocaust of 1984’.
Director: Ish Amitoj Kaur
Producer: Gagan Amitoj Kaur
Writer: Ish Amitoj Kaur
Stars: Caroline Treadwell, Parmjit Singh, Preet Cheema, Harminder Kaur, Manish Pal, Banwari Taneja.
First feature film
Filmed: USA and India
Language: Punjabi, With English subtitles.
THE KING OF SIAM
22 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 14 2006 6:45 pm
The King of Siam deals with the ill-fated relationship between a father and his son. In the beginning of the day we believe that their time spent at the local horse track will be an important step forward in bonding their fragile relationship together. We soon discover that it turns out to be the complete opposite when his drunken, womanizing father’s actions turn into an emotional tragedy for the son. Language.
Director: Byron McKim
Producer: Byron McKim
Writer: Bryon McKim
7 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
Once a week, Mark Knight visits the St. Carcel mental ward with time for only a few games of chess with his ailing father Frank. It is a game they have played for years and the pitfalls are varied and well worn to both of them. But with a rapidly disintegrating marriage and a real estate career without and financial security, Mark begins to lose patience with his sick father. Tired of his stories and ramblings, Mark Lashes out, hoping to somehow shake his father loose from the fantasy of his imaginings. But something occurs that Mark could have never expected and he is suddenly faced with a thread that could unravel his entire life.
Director: Nick Tate
Producer: Thomas Tate
Writer: Thomas Tate
1 Hour 5 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 17, 2006 4:30 pm
By asserting their right to live and worship as they choose, Jehovah’s Witnesses won a record number of Supreme Court Victories that expanded First Amendment freedoms for all Americans. By refusing blood transfusions, but insisting on medical care, Jehovah’s Witnesses helped test new bloodless technology now used on all patients. By resisting Hitler, German Jehovah’s Witnesses chose the concentration camps over joining the Nazi army. Knocking examines the ways Jehovah’s Witnesses have intersected with society beyond the front porch in their 130-year history of Christian ministry. Why does this morally conservative religion refuse to side with any political party, fight for its beliefs, or protest groups it disagrees with? How can seven million members compete in a global marketplace of ideas by simply knocking on doors?
Director: Joel P. Engardio, Tom Shepard
Producer: Joel P. Engardio, Tom Shepard
Writer: Joel P. Engardio
Language: German, Polish, English
LASSIE (NOT IN COMPETITION)
Thursday, July 20, 2006 1 pm and 3:10 pm
From Odyssey Entertainment, Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films comes Lassie, a timeless and heartwarming tale of a beloved dog and her long journey to reunite with her family, starring Peter O’Toole, Samantha Morton, Peter Dinklage and Lassie. Set on the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town, the Carraclough family is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog, to the Duke of Rudling after falling on hard times. When she succeeds in escaping her cage, Lassie finds herself transported five hundred miles away to the Duke’s remote castle on the northern coast of Scotland. However, she is determined to defy the odds and return to the home she loves. So begins an adventure that sees Lassie facing dangers both natural and human and finding help in unexpected places as she makes her way across the country, to reach home in time for Christmas. Based on Eric Knight’s classic 1940 novel, Lassie Come-Home.
Opening in select theaters September 1, 2006
28 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:30 pm
A woman enters a bar where she works to have her picture taken. What she is really looking for is a favor. Language. Sexual situation.
Director: Robert Bailey
Producer: Cori, Allison, and Robert Bailey
Writer: Laura Maria Censabella
LAST STOP FOR PAUL
1 Hour 20 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:30 pm
Cliff and Charlie work together selling bathroom supplies. Charlie is the seasoned traveler, having been to over 50 countries before his 30th birthday. Cliff dreams of traveling but always finds an excuse not to go. When Charlie asks Cliff to go to the Full Moon Party in Thailand, it is no surprise to anyone when Charlie is rejected. Things suddenly change when Cliff gets a phone call informing him that one of his childhood friends died unexpectedly. At the funeral, Cliff learns his buddy had been planning a trip around the world. Cliff decides to make sure his friend still makes that trip, even if it means carrying his ashes in a thermos to do it. Together, all three embark on a trip of a lifetime. Language, sexual situations.
Director: Neil Mandt
Producer: Neil Mandt
Writer: Neil Mandt
THE LEEWARD TIDE
14 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:00 pm
On a lonely stretch of coastline a forlorn mariner seeks comfort in the rusted remains of a forgotten shipwreck. Unbeknownst to him, his redemption will arrive with a leeward tide. Filmed along the scenic Oregon Coast and historic Astoria, Oregon, The Leeward Tide tells the story of an old man haunted by the memories of his long lost love. Producer Jawad Mir of Toronto, Canada, along with Brett Eichenberger, Jill Remensnyder, and Dayn Wilberding of Portland, Oregon spent nearly a year in pre-production searching for the ideal locations. The famed Peter Iredal shipwreck of 1906 at Fort Stevens State Park and a historic fishermen’s net loft in Astoria created a sublime world in which The Leeward Tide comes to Life.
Director: Brett Eichenberger
Producer: Brett Eichenberger, Dayn Wilberding
Writer: Brett Eichenberger
LEFT AT THE RIO GRANDE
28 Minutes 35 mm Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Sheriff ‘Emmy’ Ellis is as dusty and desolate as the Mexican/American border state she patrols – until she recognizes a miracle; 3 illegal women suddenly become 3 illegal mothers through a divine intervention. The chaos creates a bond between Emmy and the newborns as she realizes the mystery. The spirits of those who died, while attempting to cross the glorious Rio Grande, are returning through women who come in contact with its waters… and with menopause on her heels, Emmy decides to create a family of her own. Language.
Director: Kevin Abrams
Producer: Christopher Ranta
Writer: Kevin Abrams
Language: Spanish, English
18 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
Producers Luke Miller and Neal Prosansky bring you Let Go which is writer/director Brian McQuery’s tale of a single guy in search of the perfect woman. Marty is a nice guy, but he finds something wrong with every woman that he dates. His best friend Bob criticizes him because Marty can’t even decide what he wants. But when one of the women confronts Marty and sizes him up, he goes into a funk that only Bob can snap him out of. It seems that Marty’s problems are much more complicated then just being a perfectionist. Let Go was filmed on location in Chicago, with a Chicago cast and crew and features cinematography by Luke Miller and an original score by Karl Sundstrom. Stars: Scott Sumerak, Paul Ohlson, River Ozgur, Jenni Sumerak, Lauren
Ryland, Anna Ward, Kelly Stanley, and Renee Domenz.
Director: Brian McQuery
Producer: Brian McQuery, Luke Miller, Neal Prosansky
Writer: Brian McQuery
3 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
My basic concepts are walking and running. I have concentrated on the walk cycle and the run cycle animation. I focus on 5 elements; exaggeration, staging, timing, appeal, and anticipation.
Director: Junheon Oh
Producer: Junheon On
8 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:00 pm
When suave Howard and his dumb founded girlfriend Tracy meets Duane and his mother Irene in a Parking Garage, they have no idea how good the news is and the dark surprise Duane and Irene brought back with them in the trunk.
Director: Dean Ronalds
Producer: Brian Ronalds, Dean Ronalds
Writer: Bruce Dellis
Stars: Robert Wagner and Lori Singer.
THE LOOK AWAY LIFE
24 Minutes DV Cam Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
When Ben’s marital problems spiral too far out of his control, he enlists the help of the down-and-out April to serve as an unorthodox marriage councilor. Through their unique interactions he gains relief from the stresses of his marriage, but he quickly finds that he has a fresh set of problems with his new acquaintance, April. The growing disparity between each of the desires and expectations leads to a climatic conflict, a break through and a broken heart. Sexual situations, language.
Director: Jonathan Sale
Producer: Jonathan Sale
Writer: Heather Sale
7 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:00 pm
In this moving and gentle comedy, loosely based on a true event, two worlds collide. In one world lives a 4 year old girl dying to spend some time with her daddy. In the other world lives the anal father. He barely notices he has a little girl and has forgotten he is to baby sit her on this fateful day. Instead all his energies are focused on looking good for an important business meeting. As he goes to leave the house he realizes that someone has to mind the little girl and he recalls, to his horror, that someone is him. They strike a deal, a quick trip to the park and in return she will behave in the business meeting. Things do not go as planned but memories are created for all.
Director: Toni Powell, Mark Nebauer
Producer: Toni Powell
Writer: Mark Nebauer
LOVE IN THE AGE OF DION
1 hour 25 Minutes DV Cam Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
For twenty-six years, Frankie Razzini carries a photo of his first love in his wallet. With his second marriage on the rocks, his life in L.A. in shambles, he returns to his old neighborhood in the Bronx. With his best buddy from the 1960s and two women from the neighborhood, he revisits his favorite haunts. What he finds changes his (and their) lives in unexpected ways. Language.
Director: Philip Cioffari
Producer: Philip Cioffari
Writer: Philip Cioffari
LOVE IS DEAF
6 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Man climbs out of the sea and falls in love.
Director: Andrew Kenneth Gay
Producer: Ryan Pomeranz
Writer: Andrew Kenneth Gay
Language: American Sign, English
THE LOVE WITHIN
14 Minutes 35 mm Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Three college students – Ethan, Meg and Josh – share an intense friendship that turns emotionally cataclysmic when unspoken attractions come to light. The inescapable truths of the heart will either strengthen or destroy their seemingly fragile bond, but only if they can overcome the fears of trusting each other and themselves. Language, sexual situations.
Director: Corey Ziemniak
Producer: Corey Ziemniak
Writer: Corey Ziemniak
14 Minutes 35 mm Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
On the steppe nothing has changed for centuries. The sun is shining with the same ruthlessness. The sheep are grazing with the same ease. The dogs are barking with the same anger. The value of the human life has remained the same as well. Worthless. Language. Violence.
Director: Tamas Kemenyffy
Producer: Dalma Hidasi
Writer: Laszlo Bakai, Tamas Kemenyffy
13 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
During a hostile take-over of a Paramilitary occupied village near Bogota, Colombia, an aging prostitute and young Guerrilla soldier are held hostage. They learn each other’s deepest life regrets. In search of his perfect mother, Lucas, the young solider has never loved a woman, and Marina the Madam, has only served her clients as a catalyst for their well being. Marina, through magic, becomes Lucas’ estranged mother and bids him advice. Lucas having witnessed Marina’s magic, begs her to become the young beauty she once was. Nudity, sexual situations.
Director: Katrina Elias, Gerald Massimei Jr.
Producer: Katrina Elias
Writer: Katrina Elias
Language: Spanish, English
THE MAN WHO BLOCKED HIS OWN SHOT
11 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
Anthony Dunion is an arrogant hit man, engaged and comfortable in his own life of crime. The film opens with Anthony awake in his bed next to his fiancÃ©e smoking a cigarette and thinking about life. He rises, kisses his girlfriend goodbye and heads off across town to meet Mr. Ricci, a new client. On this way there, through voiceover narration, Anthony contemplates love, God, betrayal, and death. Cutting thorough a murky graveyard and driving down familiar side streets. Anthony wonders how his victims could ever be so blind, so unaware of their own looming danger. Today, however, is a day unlike any other for Anthony, and his own convictions and beliefs come into question. Language, violence.
Director: Eminie Yildirimer
Producer: Keith Johnson
Writher: Frank Komlosy
THE MAN’S WIFE
11 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
Two gangsters, a hippie, and a femme fatale compete to steal The Man’s suitcase full of mysterious goods. Greed drives these characters and they will stop at nothing to get their way and stick it to The Man. This drive leads to certain demise. The two gangsters, Snake-Eyes and Ace, work for The Man. When Snake-Eyes tries to steal the suitcase, he is caught in a gunfight with Ace. They kill each other, and The Man’s Wife, a witness to the showdown, is able to steal it for her-self. She sleeps with the Hippie to stick it to The Man even worse. The Man finds her and kills her, leaving The Man and The Hippie to fight over the goods once and for all. Violence, sexual situations.
Director: Lou Yablonsky
Producer: Lou Yablonsky
Writer: Lou Yablonsky
25 Minutes DV Cam Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
Marcus is a homeless writer who has worked for the last fifteen years on a manuscript in the library. The sanctuary that the library had always provided him is lost when he gets up to use the bathroom and returns to find the manuscript missing. Months later Marcus reads about a new book coming out, Status Quo. It is a homeless narrative, yet to be released, but previewed in the “New York Times Book Review.” Marcus reads the review and believes that this is his missing manuscript! Marcus’ homeless friends spread the word throughout New York City. They try to get Marcus the recognition he deserves before the book comes out. On the night of the book signing party Marcus, with the homeless troops, confront the publishers. Language.
Director: William Harkins
Producer: William Harkins
Writer: William Harkins
MARTHA IN LATTIMORE
44 Minutes Mini DV Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:30 pm
The first thing you notice when meeting Martha Mason is the bright yellow iron lung that encases her body and helps her breathe just as it has since 1948 when she contracted polio at age 11. She has lived in the life-saving machine longer than anyone else in the world. At first the image and sound of the iron lung are shocking. Soon after talking with Martha, however, the massive, metal cylinder becomes inconsequential because it is so greatly exceeded by her spirit. Her personal story has long inspired her friends and neighbors, but Martha has been a private person for most of her life. The film tells Martha’s story in the context of Lattimore, the little town where relationships there have nurtured her.
Director: Mary Dalton
Producer: Mary Dalton
A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
1 Hour 20 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Community holiday decorating contest gets out of control. Family comedy.
Director: Karl Fink
Producer: Angelo Santamauro
Writer: P.J. McIluaine
Stars Carol Alt, Adam Ferrara, Jane Sibbet, Anne Ramsey, Anthony Mangano, etc.
Filmed: Long Island
15 Minutes 35 mm Monday, July 17, 2006 9:30 pm
Mockingbird is a unique bittersweet drama about 8 year-old Jenny and her transvestite father (when you think of transvestite many think of shemalehd sex but this isn’t always the case like in this instance), who is gently succumbing to a wasting disease. At his funeral, Jenny weaves together a tender recollection of tiny moments and still-resonant experiences- painting the garden pink, eating breakfast at dinner, lipstick smudges planning out mystery tours to lavender fields-before letting him go. Her father has brought her up inside a domestic cocoon, a world of fantasy that protects them both from harsh realities. During their last summer together, the cocoon begins to crack and Jenny has to rebuild her emerging life with her mother.
Director: Joe Tunmer
Producer: Benjamine Timlett
Writer: Rajenna Sangar
8 Minutes 35 mm Saturday, July 15, 2006 7:00 pm
One night, the moon goes out while Leon and his pet squirrel Earl are out fishing on the Bayou. Cruising in darkness, the boy fishes on, only to snag a giant fish-of-stars that carries him and his pet to the moon where they meet Moongirl. Shy Leon can’t understand why he has to help this snappy, glow-eyed girl repair the moon or learn how to operate its controls. When the shape-shifting Gargaloon monster steals his bait jar, he and Earl skillfully win it back and discover their greater purpose in the mystical story.
Director: Henry Selick
Producer: Helen Kalafatic
Writer: Henry Selick
MR. MALIKAI BATTLES THE AERO PLANE
10 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
A man who is terrorized by the sound of an airplane above his house.
Director: Drew Blatman
Producer: Miguel Lima
Writer: Drew Blatman
8 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Jules Walter, a disturbed young man has an unhealthy obsession with vampires that leads him to being kicked out of school. While spending time at the local zoo, Jules manages to steal a bat and sneak it away to a shack by the rail yards. It is there that his obsession will lead to his untimely demise. Violence.
Director: Keith Dinielli
Producer: Robert Myrtle
Writer: Keith Dinielli
MY BACKYARD WAS A MOUNTAIN
24 Minutes 35 mm Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Ten-year-old Adan lives a carefree life in the rural town of Palmarejo, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950’s, surrounded by his friends, his caring mother, Lillian, and his beloved pet goat, Chivo. His father, Pablo, returns home from New York City after a brief absence, bringing good news that he has found employment there and announcing he will be moving the family to the distant city immediately. Although Adan initially thinks the trip will be fun and exciting, he discovers that he cannot take Chivo along with him. With the help of his childhood friend, Denise, Adan embarks on a quest to find a new home for his goat….a compelling, personal story with emotional resonance for anyone with a loving heart.
Director: Adam Schlachter
Producer: Austin Wakefield
Writer: Adam Schlachter
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
MY IMAGINARY FRIEND LARS STEVENS
11 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:30 pm
Jerry really likes Becky. Becky really likes Jerry, but when Becky finds out about Jerry’s imaginary friend Lars Stevens, who actually is a REAL guy, she freaks and leaves Jerry. Now Jerry must come to terms with his ‘imaginary’ friend to win back the girl of his dreams.
Director: Brian Amyot
Producer: Angel Acevedo
Writer: Steven Tsapelas
NETHERBEAST OF BERM-TECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
5 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 14, 2006 9:30 pm
It’s a hectic day for the three employees of Berm-Tech industries. Kevin discovers that the Donnelly initiative is a mess; Daryl has only one day to rewrite it; and Mike has a wooden stake driven deeply into his chest.
Director: Dean Ronalds
Producer: Brian Ronalds
Writer: Bruce Dellis
NOT MY RELIGION
8 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:30 pm
Not My Religion is a fictional tale of a chance encounter between a Mermaid and Jesus Christ. The entire piece takes place under water and is a commentary on issues that affect most of the world. Different viewpoints on issues such as communication, relationships, the world of the two sexes, theology, innocence, and loss are examined.
Director: Christopher Cordell
Producer: Kelsey Matheson
Writer: Christopher Cordell
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T
29 Minutes 35 mm Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:30 pm
It seemed like an ordinary day. Dad is experimenting in the lab and Mom is at home boiling water while their six-year-old son, Alex, is playing around her. But this day is different. This day Dad brings something home from the lab. And the next morning….Alex becomes invisible.
Director: Attila Szasz
Producer: Dalma Hidasi
Writer: Attila Szasz
NYIT’S SOLAR DECATHLON
10 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 14, 2006 3:00 pm
This is a 3D-animated multimedia DVD on the New York Institute of Technology’s entry into the US Department of Energy’s sponsored ‘Solar Decathlon’. We constructed a free standing ‘off-the-grid’ solar house on the Washington DC Mall. This DVD was used to educate the 100,000+ visitors during a two week period where the solar house was open to the public. This was accomplished in two ways. The animation played on hand-held computers to visitors waiting to enter our house and an interactive DVD played inside the house on SONY location free touch-screen televisions. We animated each area of the house and the design philosophies used to create them. We visualized the environmental impact and how our house solved some of the current problems of global-warming.
Director: Paul Lipsky
Producer: Paul Lipsky, Lawrence Yu
Writer: Lawrence Yu, Heather Korb
THE OBITUARY OF MAD TOM
12 Minutes Mini DV Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:00 pm
A casual obsession grows into a misguided fit of rage directed at a ranting lunatic name Mad Tom. The story’s narrator becomes the man headed for doom thinking he’d save us all. Violence, language.
Director: Rob Williams
Producer: Rob Williams
Writer: Rob Williams
ONE MORE TRY
25 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:30 pm
After years of disappointment, Adrienne finally finds Mr. Right in JC. Although destiny brings them together, Kathy (JC’s fiancÃ©e) seems to stand in their way, or so they think! Director: Patrick Ulysse
Writer: Patrick Ulysse
Language: Creole, English
ORANGE BOY ‘AN INQUIRY’
5 minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:00 pm
This is a revenge story between a man and insect. In an interrogation room, a fly and louse come to get revenge. Even though a man (UK) insists that he is innocent, they start to attack him by using pins they brought. After their attack has failed and the louse is dead, the fly decides to do ‘kamikaze’. In the nick of time, the man also decides to pull out his teeth because he doesn’t have any way to protect himself from this attack. (The man got handcuffed and was tied with rope). He succeeded to protect himself by spitting out his molar tooth. But, after the fly dies, its daughter comes to get revenge continuously.
Director: Hokwon Kim
Producer: Hokwon Kim
Writer: Hokwon Kim
THE PARTING 1
5 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
The Parting tells the story of a husband and wife dealing with lost love and responsibility in their relationship.
Director: Thomas Collardeau
Producer: Thomas Collardeau, John Hong
Writer: John Hong
22 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Don Fernando has just sold his menswear shop in San Francisco’s Mission District and retired rich. He’s given up home and family to be successful but has maintained a link with the local Mexican community as El Patron, the wise and charitable businessman. In a moment of arrogance and magnanimity he decides to bankroll the aspirations of busboys working at his favorite restaurant, El Zarape. The decision has far-reaching consequences, the busboys choose a better lifestyle, havoc ensues in the restaurant toilets, and Don Fernando jeopardizes his only lifeline to joyous living.
Director: Wendy Nye
Producer: Pamela Wei
Writer: Frank Reilly
Language: Spanish, English Subtitled in several places.
9 Minutes 35 mm Friday, July 14, 2006 9:30 pm
Bob and Ellis are screenwriters with integrity, talent and the willingness to do absolutely anything to sell their movie. Over a series of four frustrating meetings with film executives, they desperately rethink their pitch and are ready to go to any lengths to make that elusive sale. But how far is too far? Violence, language.
Director: J Blakeson
Producer: Sacha Guttenstein
Writer: J Blakeson
THE POET AND THE BEAR
7 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 7:00 pm
Ruth is a seventeen-year-old girl in rural Northern Ireland, torn between the cozy trappings of her childhood home, and dreams of a more exciting and culturally satisfying life at the Paris School of Art. Things take a decidedly strange twist when her favorite poet, Rimbaud shows up at her bedside and urges her to run away with him. In awe of her hero, Ruth follows him into the night but just as they are about to leave the farmyard, they are stopped in their tracks by the sinister and aggressive appearance of a life-size teddy bear. It seems that escaping into her dreams will not be as easy as Ruth first thought.
Director: Brian Philip Davis
Producer: Brian Philip Davis
Writer: Barry Falls
Language: French, English
16 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
Chloe goes to her dying father in a hospital. He attempts to communicate with her but is interrupted by the coughing and offensive intrusions of his raunchy girlfriend, whose claustrophobic presence, combined with the older couple’s disturbingly overt sexuality, drive Chloe to escape. Strangely, Chloe finds solace from a pop machine. She recalls her childhood and we discover why the machine comforts her. Chloe gains strength and when the girlfriend pushes her too far, Chloe kicks her out. She later fears that demanding quiet with her father was selfish and apologizes. But her father takes her hand, reassuring her, and she relaxes into sleep. In the song-and-dance dream sequence that ensues, Chloe experiences a transformation and comes to realize something she’s always misunderstood about her father.
Director: Pat Pecorella
Producer: John Fromstein
Writer: Pat Pecorella
8 Minutes Mini DV Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Public Bath is about perspective, reflection, truth, time and choices. In Public Bath a little boy named Dori goes to a bathhouse with his father. In the beginning of the film he is like all little boys and is playing around in the water. Suddenly, he sees his future through a foggy mirror and what he sees changes his understanding of his relationship with his father.
Director: Tak Hoon Kim
Producer: Tak Hoon Kim
Writer: Tak Hoon Kim
1 Hour 49 Minutes DV Cam Friday, July 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Drugs, sex, and the allure of fast money blur the boundaries between two different sides of society in Push. Joe (Chad Lindberg), a twenty-eight year-old bartender at Mulberry Street Pub owned by Vince (Chazz Palminteri), is dissatisfied with his financial situation and tenuous relationship with his girlfriend, Lisa (Charlotte Ayanna). While out clubbing with best friends Kevin (newcomer, Pierce Forsythe), a rookie stockbroker and recovering drug addict, and Mickey (newcomer, William DePaolo), a suburban rich kid, the trio witnesses a drug bust. A dealer drops a package of ecstasy pills on the dance floor as the cops quickly close in on him, and Mickey quickly retrieves the package. Seeing this as an opportunity to make some fast cash, the friends decide to approach notorious neighborhood dealer Paul Diaz (Otto Sanchez), offering to distribute the drugs for him. Diaz accepts and the three young men soon find themselves commanding a burgeoning criminal operation. Kevin is driven by an unhealthy love of the ‘fast lane’, envying the life of an older more accomplished broker, Tommy G (Michael Rapaport) in his firm. Drug use, language, sexual situations, nudity, some reviews have said that this film is liken to a soft core full tube porn video.
Director: Dave Rodriguez
Producer(s): Dave Rodriguez, Paul McMenamin & David Schwartz
Writer(s): Dave Rodriguez & Ben Carlin
REFLECTIONS OF A LIFE
30 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:30 pm
An intimate portrait of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. This narrative short film takes an experimental approach by putting the action in one setting and posting the camera in one fixed spot thereby revealing the personal emotional journey the woman takes in the most intimate way. How much more personal can you get than to spend time with a woman, facing herself in the bathroom mirror? For this is where she puts on her public face and confronts her private fears alone. Thus, the filmmaker’s vision is accomplished; that the audience will feel as though they now have a ‘personal’ experience with this disease instead of just being a detached observer of the survivors in our midst. Brief nudity.
Director: Kathi Carey
Producer: David Manship, Kathi Carey
Writer: Kathi Carey
Stars: Kathi Carey, Linda Gray (Dallas), Fredric Lane (Lost).
18 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
A guy repossesses cars and janitors at a local YMCA. A kid who works at the ‘Y’ is devastated when the YMCA is sold out from underneath him. Repossessing Kaufman is a comedy-drama exploring the relationship between two men; one of who is down on his luck, starting his life over, and the other whose life is just beginning. Joseph makes a deal with Montgomery to take him under his wing, giving him something to do in the afternoons, teaching him how to repossess cars. Montgomery takes his new found-knowledge and takes it upon himself to steal cars to save money to save the ‘Y.
Director: Shannon Kendall
Producer: Shannon Kendall
Writer: Shannon Kendall, Lincoln Ruchti
RETURN TO FLORENCE
50 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
The documentary “Return to Florence” is a portrait of American and British students during an art education in romantic Florence, Italy. The “Charles H. Cecil” art school teaches the traditional painting techniques of the Renaissance period, and does not allow the influence of modern trends. The documentary gives an insight into the motives that led to the students’ long-term stay in Florence. It compares their expectations with their actual experiences. Love affairs and conflicts – which are quite common in the intimate school setting – are explored as well. Each character has his or her own story: One struggles for his parents’ acceptance. Another dreams of painting all around the world. Another hopes to make up for his grandfathers’ failure as an artist.
Director: Nick Brandestini
Producer: Nick Brandestini, Ellen Steiner
Writer: Nick Brandestini
A RIVERSIDE EVENING
10 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30 pm
Pining for his girlfriend, who dumped him, and out of beer, a young man goes to his favorite pub for solace. There, two dream girls dote on him, and he starts to anticipate the night of his life. But it is not to be. Back at home, he is more depressed then ever until too many people want him, and he has to make a choice. Sexual situation.
Director: Derek Loughran
Producer: Jeff Larsen
Writer: Richard Levine
14 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
Jeremy (Eddie Jordan III), a desperate college student, has never been on a date. He doesn’t notice that his best friend, Amy (Linda Rosenthal), would give anything to be with him. She is leaving for the summer and Jeremy promises to see her off, but instead he makes plans with another girl (Gina Abromson), who happens to be a beautiful model. Jeremy is nervous about his big date so he asks Amy to go on a practice date with him. They have a blast, but Jeremy still decides not to miss his first date. After meeting the model, he discovers that good looks mean nothing with out a good personality. He realizes his mistake and runs to tell Amy how he feels, but he has to catch her before her bus leaves.
Director: Jason Pavlina
Producer: Joshua Ogg
Writer: Jason Pavlina
1 Hour 40 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:30 pm
Watch as five different couples in different stages of their relationships check into Room 314 and deal with underlying tensions, desires, and a need to be loved. Language sexual situations.
Director: Michael Knowles
Producer: Laura Knight, Michael Knowles
Writer: Michael Knowles
24 Minutes DV Cam Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Rusty Clayton spent most of his days down at the local pond, drinking, fishing, and soaking up the Texas sun. All that changes when a freak grilling accident magically transports him to Valhalla, the mythical afterlife meant for slain Viking heroes. Odin, king of the Norse gods, claims that Rusty is the legendary Savior of Valhalla and that he alone can lead the warriors of Valhalla to victory against the invading troll army. Rusty is faced with a difficult decision…to return to his lazy life and ease back in Texas or to step up to the plate and truly realize his potential. Violence.
Director: Evan Daugherty
Producer: James Darling
Writer: Evan Daugherty
5 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Santa’s Camels, is a 3D animated short holiday cartoon. Staring Santa, his Reindeer, and introducing ‘The Camels’. Without these trusty lads help, Santa could never have made it through a raging sandstorm to deliver packages to children in the Middle East.
Director: Steve Gray
Producer: Rahel Kent
Writer: Rahel Kent
SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME…
11 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
Kristy is happy because her fiancÃ© Alex is a very successful painter, and he just proposed to her. But suddenly, Maria, a girl from one of Alex’s painting comes alive, and starts seducing Alex. Kristy, angered, starts a nasty cat fight with Maria while Alex desperately tries to stop them. In the end, the two women demand that Alex chooses one woman. Language.
Director: Tadakuni Yasuda
Producer: Frankie Nasso and Pegah Easton
Writer: Tadakuni Yasuda
Stars: Roy Havrilak (Alex), Prudence Heyert (Kristy), Irene Keng (Maria) and Cary Woodworth (Benjamin)
2 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:30 pm
The film essentially depicts a clash between contrasting characters. Their relationship depicted through pantomime expressions and music in the tradition of silent film. A younger gorilla annoys an older gorilla by ‘aping’ his every move. In the end his empathy for the young gorilla’s weakness outweighs his anger and brings him to humility and ultimately friendship with the little ape.
Director and Producer: Fill Mark Sagadraca
25 Minutes DV Cam Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
A boxer is forced out of the ring and thirty years later finds himself on
the other side of the ropes, reliving his past through a young fighter and facing a decision he had faced years before, one that ended his days as a fighter. Language, violence.
Director: Phillip Briggs
Producer: Phil Bucci, Phillip Briggs
Writer: Phillip Briggs
Stars Patrick McDonnell (Wallace O’Reilley), Lee Marcotte (Brishon McCallahan), J.D. Nelson (Barney), Damian Vega (The Man in the Trenchcoat), Connor Hammil (Young Wallace) and Josh Mesa (Little Joey)
First Film. Student Film
1 Hour 35 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:00 pm
A struggling TV-News reporter is sent to Rhinebeck, NY to cover a story about a local hero cop. While shooting background footage, she and her crew accidentally discover a grizzly murder scene. Sensing a hot story, the reporter switches gear and begins a series of sensational broadcasts. Soon, other bodies are discovered and the small town cops are baffled. They have to find a deadly serial killer and contend with an opportunistic reporter. Violence, language.
Director, Producer, Writer: Larry Strong and Kevin Arbouet
Stars Lauren Velez (Roseanne Crystal), Erik Jensen (Gary Whitlock), Kelly AuCoin (Peter Brown) and Josh Alexander (Officer Jim Duncan).
Filmed: Long Island
SHAPE OF WATER
1 Hour 10 Minutes VHS Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:30 pm
The Shape of Water (narrator: Susan Sarandon; narration co-written by Edwidge Danticat) weaves poignant stories and rare footage of Khady, Oraiza, Bilkusben, Dona Antonia, Gila – living in Senegal, Brazil, India, and Jerusalem. The women, spearhead rainforest preservation, sustain a co-operative of 700,000 rural women, promote an end to female genital cutting, oppose war and the occupation of Palestine, maintain Navdanya farm to further biodiversity and women’s role as seed keepers. The Shape of Water offers fresh insights into the complex realities of these unsung visionaries creating a more just world.
Director: Florence Buchanan, Karan McIntyre
Producer: Florence Buchanan, Karen McIntyre
Writer: Karen McIntyre
Filmed in Senegal, Brazil and India
Language- in Hindi, English and Other. Does contain subtitles
17 Minutes 35 mm Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
The Showdown is a short action/drama film, about the confrontation between a pitcher and a batter in the bottom of the ninth inning of a one-run baseball game, juxtaposed against a deadly duel between two gunfighters in the Old West. The Showdown is about duels and duality, and is a film which sets to explore and challenge relationships between baseball and the Old West. The film portrays the story of The Batter and Jonathan C. Edwards, two men fighting for their destiny and trying to overcome their fears against the nightmares of their past. It is a story about loss and redemption, and how history can repeat itself.
Director: Fulvio Sestito, Antony Sestito
Producer: Fulvio Sestito, Antony Sestito, John L. Mazzarella
Writer: Antony & Fulvio Sestito
Stars: Taran Killam (The Batter), Clayton Norcross (Jonathan C. Edwards), Michael Kirkhart (Mescal Vasquez), Joe Campanella (Announcer), Annie Wersching (Batter’s Wife) and Robby Welles (The Pitcher)
SIERRA CLUB CHRONICLES
28 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:00 pm
Sierra Club Chronicles is a new series that takes viewers directly into communities for a first-hand look at profiles in environmental courage. In the planetary struggle to protect the environment, we often forget that this is a war waged everyday on neighborhood streets, fishing boats, and firehouses by people fighting to protect their homes, their health, and jobs. Sierra Club Chronicles is a monthly TV series capturing seven David vs. Goliath stories: The dramatic efforts of committed individuals across the country working to protect the health of their environment and communities. The series is hosted by Daryl Hannah. Sierra Club Chronicles is produced by award-winning producer Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films (‘Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,’ ‘Outfoxed’) in Association with Sierra Club Productions.
Director: Richard Ray Perez
Producer: Molly O’Brien, Adrienne Bramhall
SLANTED SCREEN: ASIAN AMERICAN MEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION
1 Hour Beta SP Monday, July 17, 2006 1:30 pm
From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to “Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle,” the Slanted Screen examines portrayals of Asian men in film and television, and how a new generation of independent filmmakers are defining age-old stereotypes. The Slanted Screen, was made over an eight-year period and includes interviews with veteran actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Phillip Rhee, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang and casting director Heidi Levitt. The film contains over 50 film clips of depictions of Asian American male characters from Hollywood films spanning almost a century. The Slanted Screen asks why stereotypic portrayals of Asian men continue to persist and what needs to happen to reverse this trend.
Director, Producer, Writer: Jeff Adachi
Stars Mako Iwamatsu (The Sand Pebble; Pearl Harbor; Tucker; Memoirs of a Geisha), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Electra; Memoirs of a Geisha; Mortal Combat; Nash Bridges), Jason Scott Lee (Dragon; The Bruce Lee Story; Map of the Human Heart; Rapa Nui; the Jungle Book), Dustin Nguyen (21 Jumpstreet; VIP; Heaven and Earth), Phillip Rhee (Best of the Best; Best of the Best Part II-IV), James Shigeta (Flower Drum Song; Crimson Kimono; Bridge to the Sun).
SMELLING LIKE A ROSE
13 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 12, 2006 7:00 pm
Long Island singer/dancer/actor John Carpenter has a major car accident which leaves him unable to walk. This is the story of his comeback.
Director, Producer, Writer: John Carpenter
Stars: Joe Franklin
9 Minutes DV Cam Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
What does it mean to belong? Social pressures are humorously considered in this rivalry between cops and robbers, adapted from a short story by the quirky Italo Calvino. An agreeable guy, not quite an innocent bystander, finds his loyalties taken for granted during the course of a burglary, alternating between helping each group in their stealthy endeavors, one to capture, the other to evade. A giddy, revolving chase story.
Director, Producer, Writer: Nancy Kiang
Stars Fernando Gambaroni (The Guy), Julio C. PeÃ±a, Akiva Saltzman, Mark Shock, Manny Piatos, J.J. Huckin, John Nelson, Tommy Migliorelli, Lou D’Amato.
SPACE CRAFT #008
4 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:30 pm
A spacecraft that runs out on fuel makes an emergency landing on a small planet in the peaceful and quiet universe. The pilot of the spacecraft, a duck, wanders around the hot and dry planet feeling thirsty. The duck finds a free soda vending machine. The duck presses the button to get a soda, but it doesn’t work. The pig appeases the duck and hits the vending machine and soda cans come out. The duck drinks it deliciously. The pig opens the soda can in the jet nozzle and the spacecraft rises up into the sky with the impetus of the soda cans.
Producer: Jun Heon Oh
Writer: Min Woo Jung
10 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Stars tells a tragic story of Sophie; an ill young woman who experiences synthetic hallucinations. Using animation the film constructs a duel reality between our perception and the woman’s altered perception of reality through treatment induced hallucinations. The film uses the concept of synesthesia (a condition where one sense is confused with another) to explore our inner relationship with the outer world. This allows the film to visualize Sophie’s fears and dreams, eventually leading the viewer into a place where neither life nor death exists. The style of the film switches from 2D rotoscoped animation to fully rendered CGI to motion graphics in order to reflect the experiences of the characters.
Director: Eoghan Kidney
Producer: Anne Tweedy
Writer: Eoghan Kidney
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson (Six Shooter; the Last Furlong), Mal Whyte (In the Name of the Father; Some Mother’s Son; Braveheart; Bloom) and Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto; Isolation; Colour me Kubrick; Love Is the Drug; various stage productions).
THE STORY OF BUBBLEBOY
6 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Bubbleboy is a sad outsider who lives alone and is so afraid of pointed objects that he wraps everything, himself included, in bubble wrap. He never ventures from his house because the outside world is too terrifying. The film tells the story of his self imposed exile from the world and how one day, driven by dwindling supplies, he ventures out and is assaulted by thugs. Left for dead, he finally meets the girl of his dreams who restores his faith in love. Violence.
Director: Sean Ascroft
Producer: Sean Ascroft, Karl Mather & Kristy Fransen
Writer: Karl Mather
Music: Hylton Mowday
Stars: Andrew Supranz & Nina Pearce
Student Film: No
1st Film: Yes
Filmed: Sydney, Australia
Stranger from Away 24 Minutes Beta SP
Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:00 pm
Documentary. A stranger appears on the remote island of Grand Manan off the coast of Canada, and within a few months things aren’t quite the same any more. The stranger has moved into the old abandoned fishing factories. Soon smoke is billowing from the chimney and there’s strange stuff hanging on the walls. “‘I don’t understand it,’ says one islander, ‘but I like it.”
Director: Max Scott
Producer: Vera Graaf
Writer: Vera Graaf (director)
Filmed in Canada.
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN
19 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Miss Sidley, an experienced teacher, starts to lose her bearings when she suspects one of her students, Robert, is not quite human. She soon discovers that not only does Robert change, but he may not be the only one of his kind. Miss Sidley must get rid of them before it’s too late.
Director: Bernardo Villela
Producer: Mark W. Miller
Writer: Bernardo Villela (Based on the short story by Stephen King)
Stars: Angela Pietropinto (Welcome to the Dollhouse; L.I.E.; Running on Empty), Adam Montgomery (The Chest; Wrestling; Dirty River Dancing), Chris Lutkin (Dead Canaries; Hair) and Bob Bowersox (Philadelphia; The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable).
SUICIDE FOR TWO
14 Minutes Mini DV Monday, July 17, 2006 9:30 pm
Corben, a mortuary employee, is put in an awkward situation when Steve comes into plan a funeral for his own suicide. Corben feels conflicted, but after all, the customer is always right. Corben’s boss, Jack the funeral director (who has the personality of a used car salesman) couldn’t agree more, telling Corben that ‘dead is dead’ and they need the business. Jack only becomes concerned when he learns Corben accepted a check. Worried a suicidal customer might not care about a bouncing check, Jack sends Corben to collect cash for the service. Corben arrives at Steve’s house and finds him ready to do it.Will Corben talk Steve out of it, get the money, or just get out? Violence. Language.
Director: Galen Summer
Producer: Matterson Perry
Writer: Matterson Perry and Galen Summer
Stars: Jimmy Drain (Lead-Corben), T. David Rutherford (Featured- Jack) and Matt Daren (Lead-Scott).
15 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:30 pm
Six year old Kimberly and her older brother Adam agree to go on a humdrum fishing trip with their long absent grandfather, who has ulterior motives of his own. Kimberly’s day turns out to be anything but ordinary after she ruins the fishing equipment and runs away from her grandfather in pursuit of the perfect family and her missing brother. Equipped with only her strong will, she journeys into the most treacherous of territories: her grandfather’s heart. Filled with wonder and emotion, this heartwarming tale will remind everybody what it’s like to smile.
Director: Jacob Chase
Producer: Ethan Adams
Writer: Jacob Chase and Ross McBride
Stars: Landry Armstrong, Harold Cannon, Kevin Cogen, Tatum Shank, Emily Roche, Jill Stapley and Sergio Christofalo
TALES OF TIME SQUARE
10 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:30 pm
The last bastion of a truly honky-tonk atmosphere is over. It’s time to make way for Mickey and Minnie. In an age of sterile corporate strip malls, Tales of Time Square is a reminder that in at least one-neighborhood things used to be quite different. Based on the cult classic book of the same name, written by Josh Alan Friedman, Tales of Times Square combines grainy 8 and 16 mm footage, as well as original photography to paint a vivid picture of Times Square’s seedy past, the sex industries that thrived there, and those threatened with extinction by a movement to ‘sanitize the square.’ The film investigates the past, present and future of the infamous neighborhood, at the height of its raunchy reputation. Language, nudity.
Director: Paul Stone
Producer: Sue Romweber
TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN
1 Hour 20 Minutes Friday, July 14, 2006 3:00 pm Beta SP
TALL is the story of the unstoppable rise of the skyscraper. By 1869, in New York and Chicago, elevators, steel, and electricity made possible a frenzy of tall and taller buildings. Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect (and mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright), pioneered a new “skyscraper” form. His credo, “form ever follows function,” materialized in his elegant buildings, many featured in the film. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and power. The ultimate showdown between Sullivan and Burnham changed the future, shaping the modern skyline throughout the world.
Director, Producer, Writer: M. Kirchheimer
THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL
23 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:30 pm
At the age of 72 and after almost 50 years of marriage, Judy decides to leave her work-a- holic husband Jerry, who is the President and CEO of FeldLife Insurance Firm. Looking to enjoy her golden years rather than spend them at home by herself, she checks herself into a retirement home. Months later at the Sterling Glen Distinctive Living home, Judy begins dating Dan, a local entertainer/lounge singer who often performs at the home, meanwhile Jerry has a heart attack. While recovering in the hospital, Jerry experiences something “cosmic” and decides that he needs to be with his Judy. After becoming quite the “lovesick teenager,” and with a little help from his right-hand-man Irving, Jerry goes to the retirement home to try to get Judy to fall in love with him all over again.
Director and Producer: Mitch Kase
Shot on Long Island.
14 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Lazos depicts the generational conflict between Marta, a Puerto Rican immigrant mother and Ana, her eighteen year-old daughter, who is about to graduate high school. Marta has very clear opinions and expectations of what she wants for her only daughter. The central conflict intensifies when the mother learns of her daughter’s decision, which goes against every expectation that Marta has for her.
Director, Producer, and Writer: Marisol Gomez-Mouakad
Stars: Sandra Rodriguez (Marta), Marlyn Matias (Ana Marta) and Rhina Valentin (Aunt)
Language: Spanish and English.
THE TIP OF A LIFETIME
12 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Jay Goodman is a going nowhere limousine driver. He is assigned to drive his biggest pain in the ass client to the casinos for a little gambling. But when the client shoots himself in the back of the limo, Jay is faced with a suitcase of money and a huge moral dilemma. He could easily take the money and run, or do the right thing. Jay is not the type of guy who does the right thing.
Director, Producer, Writer: Tony Boland
Stars: Carlos Montoya (Jay), Scott Sharot (Mister G), Tony Baker (Randall) and T.J. Meade (Cop)
TO A MAN WITH A BIG NOSE
3 Minutes DV Cam Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:30 pm
To A Man With A Big Nose is a 2D animated short film based on a poem by Spanish author Quevedo. It is in essence a visual adaptation of Quevedo’s sonnet. The premise of the story deals with a man who is troubled because he is stuck with a disproportional big nose. While we look at the portrait of this unfortunate man through the poem’s comparisons and metaphors we realize that the nose is a character with a mind of its own and dominates the man attached to it. The attempts of the little man to get rid of the horrible nose end up in failure. The ode to the big nose takes us through a journey of fantastic transformations and turns, always dragging the poor man along. Finally, the dominant nose decides that it does not need the pathetic little man to survive and gets rid of him, leaving the man without a nose.
Director, Producer, Writer: Cecilia Aranovich
Stars: David Hunt (narrator).
First student film
14 Minutes Mini DV Saturday, July 15, 2006 11:55 pm
Ralph the guardian angel is sick and tired of watching over his subject Marvin, who spends most of his time playing computer games in his disgusting apartment. Ralph decides to take extreme measures to stir up Marvin’s boring life. Language.
Director, Producer, Writer: Sunah Schultz (Love Me Not; Fox Wife)
Stars: Louis Centanni, Michael Jones, Meredith Luberoff, Rey Bune, Phil Rothberg, Stacy Golding, Donnie Miller and Eric Schultz
1 Hour 25 Minutes 35 mm Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:00 pm
TRACKS is the true story of middle-class white suburban teenagers who commit a senseless act of violence, resulting in manslaughter. This controversial film about teen violence tells the story of Peter Madigan, a 15-year-old from the New Jersey suburbs who pulls a switch on the railroad tracks, derailing a commuter train and killing the engineer. The film follows Peter as he is tried and ultimately sentenced to 5 years in a maximum security penitentiary with hard-core criminals… an event that made judicial history as the first time a juvenile was sentenced as an adult in the state of New Jersey.
Director: Peter Wade
Producer: Sandy Weiser
Writer: Peter Wade
Stars: Ice-T, Chris Gunn and John Heard.
THE TRADE OFF
1 Hour 20 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:30 pm
William Chambers finds out that money and power is not worth losing his family. He finds himself with his back to the wall when he is forced to hand over one of his family members to a group of kidnappers that have it out for him. The kidnappers are seeking revenge for a crime he committed almost twenty years ago. Now forced to confront his past that has brought him and his secrets out in the open for his family to hear and judge. In addition, other family secrets involving William will surface as the kidnappers expose him for the true person he really is. He realizes that lying and hiding his past were two big mistakes as justice is finally prevailed. Or is it?
Director: Wes Clark
Producer: Sherman Sawyer
Writer: Sherman Sawyer
Stars: Ron Rogell (William Chambers), Robert Rilley (Kenny Bryant/Ralph), Bryant Pearson (Kevin Bryant/Timmy), Katherine Podaras (Maureen Chambers), Stephanie Jordan (Clare Chambers) and Katie Mack (Karen Bryant).
Language- in Spanish and English
TRAPPING WITH ERNIE
30 Minutes Mini DV Monday, July 17, 2006 1:30 pm
Trapping with Ernie, takes the viewer on a seldom seen trip through one of New England’s last remaining wetlands. Not only does Ernie show us different methods of trapping, we are also shown his unique perspective on human nature and animal behavior. Gore. Language.
Director and Producer: Mike Latino
5 Minutes Mini DV Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:30 pm
Animation. Rose confronts her fear of flying when her husband has tickets for Hawaii.
Director, Producer, Writer: Cindy Seiler and Lori Ketover
1 Hour 29 Minutes DV Cam Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:00 pm
After ten years, Justin Besler has moved back in with his father. But his father’s house isn’t as Justin remembers. It’s been renovated to support four apartments with seven uniquely different residents. But among them is a resident killer. After the victim of a ritualistic cult turns up in his property, Justin grows suspicious of his new housemates. That’s when Justin turns to Rick, a video pirate with the latest in surveillance cameras. Together, they attempt to uncover the mystery by placing the tenants under video surveillance. But the deeper they dig, the more they put their own lives in danger. It’s an ever bending mystery-thriller that breaks the conventions. Violence, language.
Director, Producer, Writer: David Campfield
Stars: Eric Conley, Dave Rigg (Sleepaway Camp), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Mark Love (All Saint’s Day; Even God Has a Rap Sheet).
Filmed: Long Island.
25 Minutes DV Cam Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:30 pm
Unschooled follows three families that practice the educational method known as ‘unschooling.’ In unschooling, kids don’t go to school, and they have no grades, tests, lessons, or curriculum. Instead, parents trust that their children’s own intrinsic interests will lead them to the skills they need for a full and happy life. The film chronicles the varied and idiosyncratic interests of unschooled children, and explores their parents reasons for choosing this form of education. Unschooled offers an intimate, often lighthearted portrait of three families staking their place outside the American mainstream. In the process, without passing judgment on the soundness of unschooling, the film considers the strengths and drawbacks of this approach, and aims to raise broader questions about the basic purpose of a child’s education. Director and Producer: Jason Marsh
First student film.
48 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:00 pm
Long Island native Vito Friscia is a Brooklyn homicide detective who survived and bravely helped others on 9/11, then spent months sifting through toxic rubble for signs of those who perished. Vito After is an intimate portrait of a selfless cop and devoted husband and father – a man whose life was forever changed on that fateful day. Vito is in denial about his lingering health problems, and his family (including filmmaker sister-in-law Pusateri) has to coax him to go for medical screenings. A poignant gathering with his detective brothers shows how the men cope with the horrific tragedy by recalling their experiences with humor. The documentary deals with the emotional, physical and spiritual aftereffects of 9/11 on a detective who was just doing his job. What price has he and others paid for their bravery and commitment?
Director and Producer: Maria Pusateri
6 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:00 pm
This film was done as a part of a class project for both an animation workshop and an electrical musical composition class that I attended. The film is experimental in nature. It explores the relationship between motion graphics techniques, electronic music, and the use of traditional graphic design ideas as a way of visually organizing an animated film.
Director, Producer, Writer: Dennis Iannuzzi
First student film
25 Minutes Beta SP Monday, June 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Frankie and Tommy are penny stock salesmen for a Wall Street firm in 1985. Frankie’s wife has just left him and his book of clients doesn’t call him for stocks anymore because he has burned them all too many times. However, Frankie and Tommy’s greedy South African boss doesn’t want to hear that they are having a hard time selling his penny stocks. One day, while out at a three-Margarita lunch, they get the idea to do their own penny stock scam when they see a Chipwhich ice cream sandwich cart. Language. Director: Ryan Doyle
Producer: Christopher Macho
Writer: Ryan Doyle
Stars: Randy Ryan (Frankie), Adam Roth (Tommy), Steven Jones (Bob Murray), Joe Hurley (Uncle Vito), Peter Bonilla (Seth) and Ryan Doyle.
First Student Film
13 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:00 pm
We enter the life of Ivor, a Vietnam War veteran, at the point where he has just made contact again with his estranged son. Ivor has asked his artist son to paint his portrait, a work commissioned by a returned serviceman’s association. During the course of the film, it becomes clear that war has had a devastating impact on the life of this man; invading his psyche, changing his persona, breaking up his family and separating him from a wife he still loves. The film focuses on Ivor’s need to heal the family rift, and reveal how the experience of war has impacted on him. This is essentially a love story and a reconciliation story with an underlying anti-war theme.
Director, Producer, Writer: Alison Heather
Stars: Stephen Klinder and Jonathan Elsom.
7 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Warning: Warning is a short film about the crazy things some people do for their 15 minutes of fame. One man warns us about the struggle and the hardships involved with breaking into the industry.
Director, Producer, Writer: Jeff Schweikart
Stars: Jeff Schweikart.
THE WAY I SEE IT
19 Minutes Mini DV Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:00 pm
My mother’s first cousin, Dr. Henry Abrams, was Albert Einstein’s ophthalmologist and friend. The morning after Einstein’s death on April 18, 1955, Dr. Abrams removed the eyes from the corpse. The Way I See It is an exploration of the legacy of this decision after the haunting experience of hearing the story of a young child. Henry Abrams retains the eyes to this day in a jar in his dresser drawer.
Director and Producer: Cindy Konits
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
7 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
A man goes for dinner at his parents and has them arrested for making him an overweight child.
Director, Producer, Writer: Hilton Ruiz
WHAT’S LOVE DOING IN THE MOUNTAINS?
28 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:30 pm
Hasan, a young farmer who lives in a small village in western Turkey, asks permission to marry his lover, Ayse. Her father, the landlord of the village, decides to test Hasan’s courage and manhood by sending him to the mountains in search of the ‘yellow beauty.’ He must complete his task before the sun sets and carry a bag of salt on his shoulder as a symbol of his burden. Although Hasan doesn’t believe in such traditions, he feels that he is obligated to prove his love for Ayse. On his journey, Hasan encounters characters that challenge him to succeed and, in the end, he learns to listen to his heart.
Director: Yunus Emre Firat
Producer: Yunus Emre Firat and Matthew Quezada
Writer: Yunus Firat
Stars: Burak Sarimola, Ezgi Asroglu, Ozlem Cinar, Alican Yarka and Kemal Inci
First student film.
Language: Turkish, English subtitles.
11 Minutes Mini DV Monday, July 17, 2006 1:30 pm
A string of break-ins create a wave of paranoia in small-town suburbia. Language.
Director: Tze Chun
Producer: Bryan Wilson
Writer: Tze Chun (Back to the Front and Document)
Stars: Bryan Wilson, Ai-Cheng Goh, Raymond Zhang, Fiona Chen, Jeff Bellin and Emily Lodish.
Language: Cantonese, Vietnamese and English with subtitles.
10 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:00 pm
When Susan visits her dying, widowed, and bankrupted friend Leslie, the ghost that has been haunting Susan comes along too. It turns out that the same spirit once haunted Leslie. She calls her Beatrice and explains that Beatrice is searching for the lucky rabbit’s foot she lost right before she died in a train accident. Leslie also explains that she bought Beatrice’s home, where she found the rabbit’s foot, and for a while after that her life was bliss. Then she lost the rabbit’s foot too. Beatrice eventually confronts Susan, who it turns out stole the rabbit’s foot from Leslie in order to better her own life. Everybody makes up, but no one can decide who gets the rabbits foot. .
Director: Rory Kelly
Producer: Rory Kelly
Writer: Lee Kirk
Stars: Jenna Fischer (‘The Office’- American series (Pam the receptionist)), Amy Jo Traicoff and Samantha Elkin.
13 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:30 pm
Walker Woods leads a lonely and monotonous life. His world is filled with dependence, disgust, disarray, and shows no hope for change. Yet through it all, he continues a routine and maintains a set of sanctified virtues. All while expressing his inner beauty as an outsider artist through masterful wood and metal creations. The inspiration behind Walker’s fortitude and sanity reveal themselves when he reveals the secret within his Wood Diary.
Director, Producer, Writer: David Meyers
Stars: Margaret Gates (Mary Woods) and Samuel Gates (Walker Woods).
YOU DID WHAT?
1 Hour 27 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:00 pm
You Did What? Is a heartfelt comedy based on the true-life experiences of first time writer/director Jeff Morris. The story chronicles marriage phobic Charlie Porter (Ed Kerr) as his perfect two year relationship with his girlfriend (Kathy Wagner) is turned upside down, when his brother (A.J. Buckley) proposes to a girl (Kelly Overton) he’s known less than 24 hours. Charlie is forced to deal with why it’s not him and Ashley planning the wedding. Before he knows it, Ashley takes measures into her own hands to get Charlie to walk down the aisle. However, Charlie tries just about everything to keep the relationship status quo.
Director, Producer, Writer: Jeff Morris
Stars: Ed Kerr (What I Like About You; Snoops; Legalase; Confessions of a Sexist Pig), Kathy Wagner (How High; Come on Get Happy – the Partrige Family Movie), A.J. Buckley (Disturbing Behavior; Blue Car; Roomies; Extreme Days; CSI: New York), Kelly Overton (Ring 2; Wedding Daze; The Graduate (on Broadway as Elaine co-starring with Jason Biggs and Kathleen Turner)), Jason George (Eve; Bewitched; Barbershop; Clockstoppers) and Ian Gomez (My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Jake In Progress; Felicity).
7 Minutes Mini DV Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Marcus Jenkins, Jr. is a twelve year-old kid who is new to the world of dealing crack. On one of his first deals, Marcus is approached by a pushy, strung out crack addict named Ronald Williams. Due to Marcus’ lack of experience, he mistakenly gives Ronald a crack rock without first getting paid. Marcus immediately realizes his mistake and demands his money. Ronald, however, claims he does not have the cash on him, and says they have to go to his house to get it. Marcus agrees, but when they arrive at Ronald’s home, Marcus recognizes it as an abandoned house where addicts go to get high. Frightened by the prospects of being alone in an empty house with a crack addict, Marcus refuses to let Ronald inside. Afraid to let Ronald out of his sight, Marcus will not allow Ronald to go in the house either. At a stalemate, Ronald is forced to pacify Marcus with his own brand of collateral. Marcus must decide whether to trust a man with every reason to lie, or to try and recover the money by his own means. Language, drug use, sexual sexual language, violence.
Director: Will Canon
Producer: Will Cannon and Jason Croft
Writer: Will Canon (Roslyn and Doctor Muffins)
Stars: Derek Taylor (Young SIMBA in The Lion King on Broadway; On The One) and Al Thompson (Danny Glover’s son in The Royal Tenenbaums; A Walk To Remember; Love Don’t Cost A Thing; ESPN’S Season On The Brink; Flawless).