Category Archives: Short Films

SHORT FILMS IN JULY 2019 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 25 FILMS.

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festival posterRED & THE KINGDOM OF SOUND, UK, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterDIVINE CONSULTANTS – THE BEGINNING, Finland, Animation/Adventure

festival posterTHE BACKWARD ASTRONOMER, USA, Animation/Drama

festival posterSAVING GREEN, 5min., USA, Animation

festival posterHAPPY THE ANGRY POLAR BEAR, 3min., Animation/Family

festival posterWE, 3min., Iran, Animation

festival posterWHALE FALL, 3min., USA, Animation

festival posterLESSON #10, 5min., USA, Drama

festival posterMIDWAY HOME, 4min., USA, Drama

festival posterWOW TAPES: ITALIA, 5min., Italy, Documentary

festival posterJOSH, 5min., USA, Drama/Family

festival posterJOE, 20min., USA, Romance

festival posterTEN MINUTES TOPS, 6min, France, Comedy

festival posterTHE GLORIOUS PEANUT, 18min., Belgium, Comedy

festival posterYOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, 8min. USA, Comedy/Thriller

festival posterTURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, Romance

festival posterTHE VICTORY OF CHARITY, 24min., Austria, Comedy

festival posterLOST AT SEA, 16min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

festival posterI’M SORRY, 4min., USA, Horror/Found Footage

festival posterTHIS IS FINE, 7min, USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

festival posterSLASHED!, 8min., UK, Horror/Comedy

festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterTHE MONSTER, 11min., Horror/Thriller

festival posterNOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterTHE DUMPSTER ROOM, 11min., USA, Horror/Thriller

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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WATCH & LISTEN. WATCH: BEFORE YOU WOKE SHORT FILM. LISTEN: TO DIRECTOR DAVID BRADBURN ON MAKING THE FILM

Before you listen to this podcast, WATCH the 4 minute short film BEFORE YOU WOKE on Vimeo.

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Then LISTEN To the PODCAST on iTunes.

Then come back here and listen to the podcast with Director/Writer of the short film David Bradburn.

If there is a theme to this episode, it’s would be: “It’s All About your Team!” or “It’s All About your Crew!”

A great episode on the art of making a short film. David praises his terrific cast and crew.

His Cast: Christian Litke (and Stunt Coordinator) & Kiea Houseton

His Producing team: Teresa Mathew & Angela Verdino (and Production Designer)

Composer: DC McAuliffe

Cinematographer: Joel McGinty

Film Editor:B.A. Lewandowski

Sound Designer: Evan B. Hisey

Key Grip: Francis Edward

Camera Operator: Joe Mastrino

This episode was sponsored by the 1 page short story contest.

SHORT FILMS IN JUNE 2019 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 27 FILMS.

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festival posterSHINRIN-YOKU, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTOM, 8min., USA, Experimental/Horror

festival posterNOBODY’S HOME, 4min, Canada, Music Video

festival posterGET BACK, 3min., USA, Experimental

festival posterDO NOT SING TO ME, MY BEAUTY, 6min., Netherlands, Music

festival posterPASSAGE, 6min., France, Experimental

festival posterFLORETS, 4min., USA, Dance/Music Video

festival posterWATERMORPHOSIS, 4min., Germany, Dance

festival posterUHAMBO, 5min., Australia, Dance

festival posterWEIGHTLESS, 5min., Canada, Dance

festival posterHAPPY ENDING, 4min., Australia, Dance

festival posterMINE, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterFLOWERS OF MARRAKECH, 8min., USA, Documentary

festival posterCHILD, DISRUPTED, 25min., USA, Documentary

festival posterKYRA, 7min., Canada, Documentary

festival posterFIGHTING CHILDHOOD CANCER, 5min., USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE CURE, 32min., Ghana, Documentary

festival posterQUEENS WAY, 4min., UK, Documentary

festival posterSCATTERED,9min., Canada, Comedy

festival posterPLEASURE PALS, 10min., USA, Comedy/Animation

festival posterBIG BOOOM, 4min., Russia, Drama/Animation

festival posterELI, 11min., UK, Drama

festival posterELPIDA, 7min., 7min., USA, Drama/Sci-Fi

festival posterMEMORY BOX, 11min., USA, Drama

festival posterA ROOMBA’S TALE, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTHE SERPENT IN THE APPLE, 18min., USA, Comedy/Documentary

festival posterT.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT FILMS IN MAY 2019 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 24 FILMS.

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festival posterI AM MEANT TO BE THIS WAY, 10min., USA, Documentary

festival posterWE THE CHILDREN, 22min., USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE PETITION IN BOOTS, 5min., USA, Documentary/Animation

festival posterTHIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE, 20min., USA, Documentary

festival posterREDEMPTION SQUARE, 19min., USA, Documentary

festival posterUNDOCUMENTED, 6min., USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Sci-Fi

festival posterLIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterANTENNA, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi

festival posterIT’S A MESS, 30min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

festival posterWIDOW, 16min., USA, Action/Western

festival posterTRAP, 10min., Canada, Action/Thriller

festival posterBEFORE YOU WOKE, 4min., USA, Action/Thriller

festival posterSILENCE, 7min., USA, Action/Drama

festival posterACCOMPLICE, 19min., Spain, Thriller

festival posterBLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller

festival posterTHE WOODS, 4min., USA, Thriller/Horror

festival posterTHE DESECRATED, 8min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

festival posterTHERE’S STILL GOOD, 12min., Japan, LGBT/Drama

festival posterTHE BROTHER, 4min., UK, LGBT/Comedy

festival posterRISK, 20min., Slovenia, LGBT/Romance

festival posterFREEFALL, 16min., Canada, LGBT/Drama

festival posterCHAMP, 30min, Germany, LGBT/Sports

SHORT FILMS IN FEBRUARY 2019 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 28 FILMS.

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festival posterEXTINGUISHED, 4min., USA, Animation/Romance

festival posterBLOSSOM, 10min., France, Romance/Horror

festival posterARIANA: A FOLK MUSICAL, 16min., Canada, Romance/Musical

festival posterHINDIGHT, 6min, USA, Romance/Thriller

festival posterUNEXPECTED ITEM, 10min., UK, Romance/Fantasy

festival posterA SIGN, 3min., Canada, Romance

festival posterNIGHT LIGHT, 12min., USA, Romance/Comedy

festival posterTHE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS, 12min., USA, Romance/Drama

festival posterOF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

festival poster“ROPPONGI BOYS” JET LAGZ, 2min., Poland, Music

festival posterPOSITIVE, 2min., France, Experimental

festival posterADORINE, 4min., Cyprus, Music

festival posterFRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, Dance

festival posterSOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS, 13min., UK, Musical/Documentary

festival posterSTAR IN THE EAST, 2min., USA, Musical

festival posterDANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE DUCHESS, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterCAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER, 7min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterLOVE IS WILD, 2min, USA, Music

festival posterSHE’S MARRYING STEVE, 22min, USA, LGBT/Comedy

festival posterEXPIRATION DATE, 7min., USA, LGBT/Romance

festival posterSORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, 11min., Philippines, LGBT/Drama

festival posterHIM, 8min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterBODIES OF WATER, 14min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterRELIGION, 4min, UK, LGBT/Drama

festival posterBO & MEI, 15min., UK, LGBT/Drama

SHORT FILMS IN JANUARY 2019 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 20 FILMS.

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festival posterYAMAN, 17min., Australia, LGBT/ Drama

festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterA FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family

festival posterUTOPIA, 15min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterTHANK YOU COME AGAIN, USA, 21min, LGBT/Comedy Web Series

festival posterA GREAT RIDE, 33min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary

festival posterOLD HABITS, 13min., USA, Drama

festival posterPAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama

festival posterANIMUS PER MACHINA, 5min., Netherlands, Animation

festival posterGOODBYE BABY LADY, 13min., UK, Drama

festival posterITSY, 12min., UK, Drama

festival posterTHE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

festival posterTEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family

festival posterGAMES WE PLAY, 9min., Denmark, Drama

festival posterSHOT FIRED, 7min, France, Drama/Family

festival posterSOCKS, 9min., Czech Republic, Comedy

festival posterTHE SON OF A MATADOR, 11min., Belgium, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE BOY WITH THE TEDDY, 14min., Germany, Drama/Family

festival posterBREAKDOWN, 10min., France, Comedy/Crime

Short Film Video Review: INCALL. Directed by Rachael Murphy & Bevin Hamilton

 

3d2760af4f posterINCALL is a confrontational thriller about sexual power play, greed and deception explored from a female perspective. It examines issues that have traditionally been avoided by moviemakers because of a gender bias to stereotype women as softer and more compassionate. It portrays three women as confident, complex, sexually focused characters who represent the modern woman. This project hopes to raise awareness of these challenging yet critical concerns.

 

Director Biography – Bevin Hamilton , Rachael Murphy

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BEVIN HAMILTON 

(Director/Writer) Bevin is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter and Dancer, from Kansas. Her raw talent and stage presence were recognized early on, when at age seven, she landed her first professional theatrical role in “Singing In The Rain”. The theatre continued to be a platform for her artistic expression and would eventually bring her to Los Angeles where she performed leading roles in workshopped productions for playwrights Lee Blessing & Vince Melocchi. She later took to directing herself, in an Israel Horowitz’s production of “Stage Directions”. Today, Bevin’s acting resume boasts not only theatre credits, but wide experience in television, commercials, musical reviews and film. Most recently, she can be seen in Eric Stoltz’s “Confession of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”.
As a Singer/Songwriter, she has toured and/or collaborated with Artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Motley Crue, Tim Armstrong and James Michael. Her solo career is also burgeoning following the release of her EP titled “Filters and Frames” (on iTunes); so much so, she is currently recording her second album.
Bevin is thrilled to announce “Incall” as her directorial film debut and feels blessed to work with her talented friend and writing partner Rachael Murphy.

RACHAEL MURPHY 
(Director/Writer) Rachael is an Australian-born Actress, Model and aspiring Director, living in Los Angeles. Her passion for performing arts began at a young age, starting with Physical Culture, when she was only four. At 17, she became an Australian Physical Culture champion and was awarded an Australian sports medal for outstanding achievement.
A social and well-rounded student, Rachael traveled aboard to study advertising and marketing communication on scholarship at Pepperdine University before realizing her place was on set, rather than behind a desk. Rachael has had the good fortune of working with distinguished actors and directors including the likes of Eli Roth, Henry Thomas, Margaret O’Brien, Darren Aronofsky, Fruit Chan and Kathryn Bigelow. She has appeared in various feature films and TV shows such as “Don’t Look Up”, “Iron Man 2”, “Nowhere Else”, “America’s Most Smartest Model”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Two and a Half Men”. Between theatrical projects she has shot national commercials and print ads for Absolut, Bibigo, Colgate, Garnier, Google, Honda, JC Penny, Kelly Van Gogh, Little Tikes, Macintosh, Marshalls, Maybelline, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi Electronics, Old Navy and Revlon.
“Incall” will be her directorial debut and she is currently in pre-production for an upcoming feature film.

 

Director Statement

 

Two (pretty) heads are better than one. By learning to combine our unique insights we’ve enhanced our individual creativity. We may be more different than we are alike on the surface, but our passion for dynamic storytelling and love of cinema connects us on a meaningful level; one that satisfies our craving to create and make sense of our world. We each bring our knowledge, perspectives and personalities to our art; where our combined imaginations, experiences and tastes meld & flourish into something novel and beautiful. This is because, like many dynamic duos, we think in terms of “we”. We’re a team; we support and trust one another and we value honesty, constructive conflict, appreciation, adaptability and harmony.

As a female directing team we are proudly persevering in this climate of change and look forward to finding long term career support from the establishment and our peers.