DECEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

 26 short films, 56 screenplays, 15 novels & short stories = 97 winning videos to finish the year 2017 (record setting).

festival posterORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
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festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
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festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
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festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
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festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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festival posterCHRISTINE, 10min, USA, LGBT/Coming of Age
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festival posterSUNLIGHT OVER WATER, 15min., Canada, LGBT/Drama
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festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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festival posterMASQUERADING: TO HELL AND BACK, 13min., South Africa, LGBT/Documentary
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festival posterIT GETS BETTER?, 11min., USA, LGBT/Experimental
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festival posterWE DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY, 26min., UK, Experimental/Relationship
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festival posterMORNING AFTER 15min, USA, Drama/Romance
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLOSING CLAIRE, 6min, India, Drama/Relationship
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festival posterCALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterREBIRTH, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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festival posterPARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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festival posterTHE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery
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ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia
ACTOREYES OF DAWN – FEMALE Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sheri Davenport
ACTORPSI-COM 5 TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Ed Vela
ACTORMINNIE NOIR TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORI WALK THE LINE – STUDENT Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Keagan Tan
ACTORI GOT YOU BABE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Roland Zistler
ACTORLIFE COACH – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sandy Basran
ACTORRENDERING ROME – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Peter L. Brown
ACTORTINDERELLA – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jane Henning
ACTORVENUS HATES MARS – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ricky Mars
ACTORELIZABETH BENNET IS DEAD – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edith Woi
ACTORCOURTIN ANNIE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Billie Harris
ACTORGUMMED UP IN GRIT LAND – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Hoberg
ACTORGIACOMO BONDAMENTE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST HERO – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jim Corona
ACTOROPPOSITES – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Akil Goin & Kareem Richardson
ACTORTRUCKER CHIX – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Susan Anlage
ACTORCARNATION – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Matthew W. Bertsch & Richard L. Nunez
ACTORFOR THE LOVE OF PETE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by David Kurtz
ACTORSERAPHIM RISING – FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Andy McQuire
ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
PRIMORDIAL SILENCE – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Irene Leonardou
ACTORTHE ERRANTS WAR – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Tice
ACTORINKED IN BLOOD – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Paul Corricelli
ACTORCORNERSTONE WOODS – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Dowdrick
ACTORSPEAK NO EVIL – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Kurt Fischer
ACTORHAYRIDE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORINFECTED ROMANCE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sarah Kochan
ACTORTHE WORK OF ZOMBIES – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patricia Semler
ACTORHOOKERS – ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ron Herrsche
ACTORMIND OF A POLITICAL ASSASSIN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Stephen W. Lincoln & Steven Michael Farney
ACTORMARTYR – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Diamond Monique Washington
ACTORSINGLE SOUL – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORTHE BREAK IN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carole A. Parker
ACTORCHILLS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mark Wagner
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORSLEEPING PROPHETS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Alex Moreno
ACTORSOMETHING TO PROVE – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Nic Penrake
ACTORDOUBLE BLIND TEST – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Herb Schultz
ACTORRETIRE WITH A VIEW – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHADOWS AND DEMONS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dominique Mayfair
ACTORSLAVE CHILDREN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Michael Faunce Brown
ACTORGILGO – SHORT BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio
ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dan Tomasulo
ACTORDRAGONSONG – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFRAMER – THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joann Hess
ACTORSWIPE – TV 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jeff D. Opdyke
ACTORLONG WAY HOME – COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patrick McGrath
ACTORTOE TAG MURDERS – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carl F. Zimmerman
ACTORSOMETHING MISSING Short Story Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTOREANIE MEANIE MINIE NO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Sandra S. Kerns
ACTORSUPERHIGHWAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by James Oldman
ACTORJUST SHUT UP AND DRIVE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Chynna Laird
ACTORTHE SAFE WORD Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Karen Long
ACTORSWEET DREAMS: SEARCHING FOR ROY BUCHANAN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tory Gates
ACTORLEMMONS JOURNEY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Oyok
ACTORTHREE BLACK BOYS Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Zangba Thomson
ACTORGHOST IN THE PORCELAIN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORRIPPLE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tui Allen
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
ACTORJUST ANOTHER DESERT SUNSET Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Nikki Broadwell
ACTORSKYMERGE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Deepak Menon
ACTORTHE VIRTUOSO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Virginia Bures

 

Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Short Filmmakers

Interview with 15 winning short filmmakers from around the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo:

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-james-bowsher-withheld/

 

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-director-steve-hally-twisted-sobriety/

 

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-andi-osho-amber/

 

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-eric-shahinian-foreign-sounds/

 

Interview with Directed Elaine Chu (MANEKI-NEKO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-elaine-chu-maneki-neko/

 

 Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-jana-stackhouse-the-man-who-doesnt-sleep/

 

Interview with director Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-anthony-bennett-my-little-brother/

 

Interview with Animation Director Peter Zhaoyu Zhou (KARMA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-animation-director-peter-zhaoyu-zhou-karma/

 

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/24/interview-with-director-margaret-costa-my-name-is-joan/

 

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-igor-gavva-suitcase/

 

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrea-behring-baggage/

 

Interview with Director Dan Pal (COUNTING)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-dan-pal-counting/

 

Interview with Director Andrew Galloway (WALLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrew-galloway-wally/

 

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-katie-maguire-the-session/

 

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-directors-blair-bomar-olivia-applegate-grace-grit/

 

August 2017 – Interviews with Award Winning Short Filmmakers

Read this month’s interviews with filmmakers from around the world. Their short films have played at multiple festivals and have won multiple awards. 

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Director Jeremy Garcia (STAR WARS: TRIALS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-jeremy-garcia-star-wars-trials/

 

Interview with Director Richard Paris Wilson (A MONSTER CALLED CHARLES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-richard-paris-wilson-a-monster-called-charles/

 

Interview with Director Holy Fatma (PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-holy-fatma-please-love-me-forever/

 

Interview with Director Liv Mari Ulla Mortensen (65.5)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/03/interview-with-director-liv-mari-ulla-mortensen-65-5/

 

Interview with Director Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson (HOPE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-knutur-haukstein-olafsson-hope/

 

Interview with Director Camille Laloux (NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-camille-laloux-november-under-ashes/

 

Interview with Director Carla Shah (ICARO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-carla-shah-icaro/

 

JUNE 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

31 short films (record setting showcase), 21 screenplays, 4 novel & short story transcripts = 56 winning works

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Watch JUNE 2017 Winning Readings and Film Festivals

ACTORJUNE 2017 UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL 
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ACTORJUNE 2017 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 
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ACTORJUNE 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORJUNE 2017 SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox
ACTORFEMALE TV PILOT Screenplay – JUNKED
June 2017 Reading
by Alice Dennard
ACTORFAN FICTION TV SPEC Screenplay – DOCTOR WHO
June 2017 Reading
by Paul Hewitt
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GOOD INTENTIONS
June 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GRAVITY’S PULL
June 2017 Reading
by Robert Sivigny
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE
June 2017 Reading
by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart
ACTORANIMATION SHORT Screenplay – BATROOM
June 2017 Reading
by Crafty St. James
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ACTORFAMILY SHORT Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING
June 2017 Reading
by Scott Williamson
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SWITCHMAN
June 2017 Reading
by Henry Leeker
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – I KNOW
June 2017 Reading
by Steve Vasiliou
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – NIGHT SHIFT
June 2017 Reading
by Yanjuan Song
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – 900 PAGES
June 2017 Reading
by Juanita Cepero
ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – THE PARK PERVERT
June 2017 Reading
by Mark Levitt
ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – DADDY
June 2017 Reading
by Bernard Leed
ACTORROMANCE BEST Scene Screenplay – POLITICALLY BROKEN
June 2017 Reading
by Lawrence Whitener
ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene Screenplay – FOR A GOOD LIFE
June 2017 Reading
by Natalia Maslin
ACTORCRIME BEST Scene Screenplay – ABRAHAM’S CONFLICT
June 2017 Reading
by J.R. Rodriguez
ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene Screenplay – SQUID JIGGERS
June 2017 Reading
by Judi Blaze
ACTORACTION BEST Scene Screenplay – CADEBY
June 2017 Reading
by David James Keogh
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
June 2017 Reading
by Aurele Ndja
ACTORACTION BEST Scene SHORT Screenplay – TURNT
June 2017 Reading
by Haldane Dane Hamilton
ACTORSHORT Story – BEFORE AND AFTER
June 2017 Reading
by S. Pfeiffer
ACTORSHORT Story – ALWAYS WATCHING
June 2017 Reading
by Kordale Gibson
ACTORSHORT Story – THERE ARE NO LIGHTS IN NAPLES
June 2017 Reading
by Dennis L. Havlin
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – A POOR MAN’S TRUCE
June 2017 Reading
by H.E. Scott
ACTORJUNE 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss
ACTORMAY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS 
12 shorts films. 22 screenplays. 7 novels and short stories = 41 winning works

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: EAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man’s mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura’s head and she becomes a different type of girl…

How people treat each other is mirrored in the way we treat our environment and our food. That’s why “Eat me” focuses on our attitude to food, its dubious contents and food waste through the prism of a skewed relationship.

“Interview with Director Ilina Perianova”

Moving stories for Awareness Film Festival

Film Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 20 minutes
Completion Date: January 1, 2016
Production Budget: 42,000 EUR
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Country of Filming: Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Red
Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Film Color: Black & White and Color

KEY CREW:

Ilina Perianova – Director
Ilina Perianova – Writer
Ilina Perianova – Producer
Yagama aka Marianna Perianova – Producer
Alexander Krumov – Producer
Yancho Mihailov – Producer
Deyan Bararev – Producer
Nigel Barber – Key Cast
Luiza Grigorova – Key Cast

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: FAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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What happens if you want to say goodbye to a loved one but this suddenly no longer find ? The short film “Farewell” tells how want to accompany a group of friends with different characters their deceased friend and brother on a last trip and so much goes wrong.

In bizarre and comical way this short satire will pull you in its spell – and what, if such a thing happened once to me?

  • Urs Kälin
    Director
  • Urs Kälin
    Writer
  • Urs Kälin
    Producer
  • Katharina Linhart
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Howald
    Key Cast
  • Pauli Schmidig
    Key Cast
  • Jan A. Hiss
    Key Cast
  • Diane DelaCroix
    Key Cast
  • Nadine Martig
    Key Cast
  • Philippe Schuler
    Key Cast
  • Urs Kälin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Abschied
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: SEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-FI

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

A young female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Director
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Writer
  • Noor Lawson
    Producer
  • Shanice Stewart-Jones
    Key Cast
    Director Statement

    Scientists are nowadays explorers. Whether they launch rockets in space, built submarines to explore the deepest oceans and work to understand how our brains and bodies work, they strive to break barriers.

    SEEDS is about one type of those scientists, the astronauts, whose curiosity to visit other planets leads them to make enormous sacrifices.