Category Archives: Short Films

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

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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.

September 2018 – Read the best of SHORT FILM loglines and pitches

Short Film: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AGAIN by Jamie Hall
Short Film: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AGAIN by Jamie Hall

Short Film: Barack Obama Remembers a Young Poet by James Fitzmaurice
Short Film: Barack Obama Remembers a Young Poet by James Fitzmaurice

Short Film: Bingo-The Last True Bloodsport by Joe Starzyk
Short Film: Bingo-The Last True Bloodsport by Joe Starzyk

Short Film: Breathless by Conál Tutin
Short Film: Breathless by Conál Tutin

Short Film: BATMAN 1999 by Jerry Kokich
Short Film: BATMAN 1999 by Jerry Kokich

September 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Interview with the Filmmaking Team of the Award Winning Short Film “HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN”
Interview with the Filmmaking Team of the Award Winning Short Film “HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN”

Interview with Filmmaker Shetu Modi (THE PITS)
Interview with Filmmaker Shetu Modi (THE PITS)

Interview with Actors Stephen Tracey & Erica Anderson (PREY)
Interview with Actors Stephen Tracey & Erica Anderson (PREY)

Interview with Writer/Actor Catherine Haun (MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION)
Interview with Writer/Actor Catherine Haun (MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION)

Interview with Hans Grossman (WAITING)
Interview with Hans Grossman (WAITING)

Interview with the Creative Team of THE POET Short Film
Interview with the Creative Team of THE POET Short Film

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Willer (The Volunteer)
Interview with Filmmaker Michael Willer (The Volunteer)

Interview with Filmmaker Michelle Brand (NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN)
Interview with Filmmaker Michelle Brand (NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN)

Interview with Filmmaker Catherine L. Allard (THE CORD)
Interview with Filmmaker Catherine L. Allard (THE CORD)

Interview with Filmmaker Linda Gasser (WHAT IF)
Interview with Filmmaker Linda Gasser (WHAT IF)

Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)
Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)

Interview with Filmmaker Harrison Lane (THE GHOULIES)
Interview with Filmmaker Harrison Lane (THE GHOULIES)

Interview with Filmmaker Evi Stamatiou (KALTRINA)
Interview with Filmmaker Evi Stamatiou (KALTRINA)

Interview with Filmmaker Randy Kerr (BROTHERS)
Interview with Filmmaker Randy Kerr (BROTHERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)
Interview with Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)

Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Harris (WEEKEND WARRIOR)
Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Harris (WEEKEND WARRIOR)

Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Hawkins (MASQUERADE)
Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Hawkins (MASQUERADE)

Interview with Filmmaker Aaron Seever (TEMPORARY)
Interview with Filmmaker Aaron Seever (TEMPORARY)

Interview with Filmmaker Diana Losen (PRIEST TO PRIEST)
Interview with Filmmaker Diana Losen (PRIEST TO PRIEST)

AUGUST 2018 – Read the best of NEW Short Screenplay Story Pitches

Short Film: Welcome To Pruitville – The Following by Tom Mason
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/short-film-welcome-to-pruitville-the-following-by-tom-mason/

Short Film: You can Call me Alice by Antonio Sequeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-you-can-call-me-alice-by-antonio-sequeira/

Short Film: THE REVENGE OF BLOODY JULIET by Ezalaine Mae Albuera
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-the-revenge-of-bloody-juliet-by-ezalaine-mae-albuera/

Short Film: SOCIAL SCIENCE by Logan Long
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-social-science-by-logan-long/

Short Film: Pari Leto by Jason Seelmann
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/short-film-pari-leto-by-jason-seelmann/

Short Film: Moon and Fishes by Arshia Zeinali
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/short-film-moon-and-fishes-by-arshia-zeinali-2/

Short Film: Shanghai: A West Side Story by Fernely Durand
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/short-film-shanghai-a-west-side-story-by-fernely-durand/

Short Film: Two Drums of Thought by Meysam Oghbaei
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-two-drums-of-thought-by-meysam-oghbaei/

Short Film: The Funeral Director by Thomas Scott
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-the-funeral-director-by-thomas-scott/

Short Film: Gloomy swamp by Álex Bandeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-gloomy-swamp-by-alex-bandeira/

Short Film: Happy Anniversary by Shivani Mehra
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-happy-anniversary-by-shivani-mehra/

Short Film: FOUL PLAY by Amber Rainey
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-foul-play-by-amber-rainey/

Short Film: EARTHMAN by Manuel Martinez Arcos
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-earthman-by-manuel-martinez-arcos/

Short Film: MANY DREAMS by Kellen Casara
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-many-dreams-by-kellen-casara/

Short Film: One Night Only by SA Brown
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-one-night-only-by-sa-brown/

Short Film: Brown Dog by Andrew Ward
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/short-film-brown-dog-by-andrew-ward/

Short Film: Butterfly’s feather passerby by Narjes Amin
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-butterflys-feather-passerby-by-narjes-amin/

Short Film: America for Sale or Russian Gambit by Aleks Kontr
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-america-for-sale-or-russian-gambit-by-aleks-kontr/

Short Film: A Lens Story by Michael Oshins
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-a-lens-story-by-michael-oshins/

Short Film: Happy Anniversary by Shivani Mehra
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-happy-anniversary-by-shivani-mehra-2/

Short Film: Gangster by Zain Assad
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-gangster-by-zain-assad/

Short Film: Gloomy swampy by Álex Bandeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/short-film-gloomy-swampy-by-alex-bandeira/

SHORT FILMS IN JULY 2018 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 26 FILMS.

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A showcase of 26 short films in total from four festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto for July 2018.

festival posterMUM, 13min., India, Drama

festival posterDOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

festival posterJUST SAYING, 14min., UK, Drama/Dark Comedy

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

festival posterHIGH CALORIE, 17min., Turkey, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEETER, 13min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterPRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterTHE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation

festival posterJOYA MIA, 5min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEET YOYO, 18min., Canada, Family/Drama

festival posterA PLACE IN THE CITY, 18min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LOVE INDUSTRY, 20min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LAST GIRL, 13min., Denmark, LGBT/Romance

festival posterMASQUERADE, 10min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterWHO I AM, 17min, UK, LGBT/Drama

JULY 2018 WINNING SHORT SCREENPLAYS

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ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – NOSTALGIC by Shannon Michelle

ACTORWinning FANTASY Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU by Steve N. Bradford

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – BROCCOLI by Tiger Ji

ACTORWinning COMEDY Short Screenplay – FIRE ALARM by Tyler G.

ACTORWinning THRILLER Short Screenplay – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR by Ron Riekki

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – GOD OF INSECTS by James R. Cowley

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox