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Black Mud is a coming of age story about two orphaned brothers who travel cross country to the Alberta oil sands in search of a new life. Along the way, they learn to depend on one another, but tensions grow as money gets tight. On the brink of giving up, Alex, the older brother, meets Flora, a young drifter, who insists on coming with them in exchange for a place to stay in Alberta.
1963. As the swinging cultural revolution is flourishing in London, a shadow of paranoia is casted on a tiny, English town. Roy, the village fool, is not only convinced that Adolf Hitler is still alive, but also that he is running the local bakery. How much should his obsessive suspicions be trusted, and what is he willing to do to prove his identity?
In 90’s Brooklyn, Cora, a lonely girl in search of connection, discovers a movie rental store that delivers films based on how she feels. The movies lift her up and make her feel less alone but soon she wants more than the films, she wants to know the person behind the locked door of this strange store.
Casey, a wealthy architect, frustrated by the confinement of his wheelchair confronts his wife, Jayne, about his assumption that she has been unfaithful. A quarrel erupts over the nature of their marriage, and whether or not to adopt a child into a household where there is already misplaced care-taking. The fight escalates into physical violence leaving them both with a new understanding of their
The lives of four Latina women are uniquely interwoven in Clams Casino. Arcelia Diaz, a twenty-something year old, is desperate to connect with her mother Gladys. While Gladys’ daily ritual consists of obsessive workouts and beautification, Arcelia spends her time in a strikingly different way. She often enjoys digging for clams and other crustaceans, cooking, and mastering the art of plate
If you like the show Parks and Recreation, you'll love this real life comedy of errors as the 'number one city in the world,' Charleston,SC bumbles its way through a traffic jam of ass proportions. Some of the most flavorful characters delight with hilariously quotable quotes, both brilliant and ridiculous. This is the story of how one city continuously tried to ignore the solution
Stanka is sewing clothes all day while her father spends his time drinking beer and playing chess with friends. When the night comes, she wakes up on her working desk only to find that her father isn't home. When he comes back the next morning, she is angry with him, because he has bruises all over his face. They have an argument and moments later her father passes away. The doctor says that
Valentina is in Sicily to get married. During their wedding trials, Valentina arrives in the church in her ceremony dress, causing fuss in the spectators since it is a superstitious tradition in Southern Italy not to appear in your ceremony dress before the marriage day. Valentina feels sick, spotting the dress with menstrual blood. She runs away from the church and faints a little further. Near
HIGH HOPES 2: A NEW BEGINNING follows the continuing misadventures of 49 year old Brooklyn taxicab driver Danny Valentino a not so loveable loser who won’t give up his dream of making it as an actor after over 25 years of failure. In the original HIGH HOPES Danny’s dream was about to come true when he nails the audition for the lead in a network sitcom, but when Danny meets with the Executive
Are we born knowing how to love? Or is it something we learn? Does time cause love to blossom and grow or contract and diminish? Love is a word often used to emphasize extreme emotion such as, I love you; I love ice cream; I love my job, but do we really understand love? Do we even experience it the same way? “What’s Love Got To Do With It” exposes the connection between us as it contemplates
When 11 year old Faith's suicide attempt fails after the death of her father, she is convinced there is no God. By 18 she's rebelling against everything in her universe. After she gets expelled from Catholic school, her mother Christina decides to create a change of environment. Faith is sent to go live with her cousin Phoebe in Philadelphia. While Faith enjoys her new freedoms she
Paul and Vanessa have just had sex. It's unlikely they'll meet again. She's funny, pretty and witty. He's still just a boy at heart. Intrigued by this young mischievous and mysterious woman, he does his best to hold onto her. But who is manipulating who? Will he succeed in satisfying his need for love and overcoming his fear, awkwardness and conventions ?
On a sunny beautiful day on the beach, Parham a 12 years old boy from a Persian immigrant family bullies his younger brother Alborz by throwing a dead bird at him. later Alborz gets sick and eventually dies days later. As the result of this incident, the whole family falls apart. Parham who believes deep inside that the dead bird caused Alborz's death feels guilty and has to face what he had
Jeff dreams of moving to Australia where his friend Morton has already settled down. As Jeff signs an investment contract, he is full of hope to be able to leave the country with a pocket full of cash. He realizes soon that it’s not that easy. And after a heavy argument with his boss, Jeff’s world collapses. That’s when he meets Wendy. As they discover being soulmates, their common worries about
"Shades of Day" received Gold Award in Los Angeles Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival. The film is a suspenseful Hollywood fable based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novella "White Nights" (considered one of the greatest love stories ever written), but here transported to modern-day Los Angeles. It's the first installment of our ambitious Dostoyevsky-Los
"Castaway of land lost on wooded hills, reaches with great difficulty towards town only to discover a merciless truth". A survivor in search of humanity, understood as an inner state, as an emotion and with empathy. Loneliness hurts and the need to be part of a group becomes a vital necessity. Alone, hungry and thirsty, desperate for a better life. But the society is too careful, too
Punching the city captures voices from a massive movement sweeping across Europe in the last decade– and more notably in the last three years –in the world of grassroots boxing. The film is focused on the uptake of boxing by new, grassroots recreational boxers, practicing far from large fitness or sports centers in very basic gyms, often located within squats, abandoned industrial buildings or on
Beatriz a young women writer how is married to Marco and together have a 2 year old son named Alex, she maintains a secret relationship; one day she visits him at his apartment and while having a showdown, the child was left in the vehicle, and got stolen by a drifter. Hours later they inform them that their child has been found dead. Beatriz through the worst crisis of his life by blaming
Sofia. Spring. The city is awakening. The cotton balls of poplars resemble the long-gone snow. The wind pushes them along the surface of the water. Drops of spring rain transform into concentric circles. The rain gets heavier, and the linden blossoms dance under the raindrops. The melody flows as the wind blows, up and down the streets, among the buildings, in between people. Let’s chat, as old
No matter how terrifying the monsters – whether physical or sexual abuse, the terrifying visions that come with the gift of sensitivity, or addiction to drugs and alcohol – there is hope. Through faith, friendship and facing our demons, we can emerge victorious into a life of freedom. Angelina’s receives her first wound at the age of three. Sexually and physically abused, she and her twin retreat
Young “secular nun” Elena goes on pilgrimage to holy places of Russia in the hope of healing her mental disorder. Feeling her Guardian-Angel’s invisible protection, the girl enjoys her fascinating journey which is smooth sailing, without any difficulties, troubles, and woes. However having found herself in mystical cold Petersburg, at the eve of Christmas, Elena encountered a chain of mysterious
In this feature screenplay / TV pilot Old West gunslinger and bounty hunter Jack Corbin loses his partner in an explosive opening scene gun battle and is forced to take a job in Old Mexico in an attempt to escape a gang of cutthroats that is hot on his trail. He soon finds himself and his trustworthy dog (Blue) in the isolated Mexican village of Sangre De Cristo where he quickly learns that his
“Rain“ is an audiovisual synaesthetic study that attempts to present various aspects of human perception in a concrete and an abstract sense. The concept for the representation of these facets is a rhythmicised auditive as well as visual web of sounds from 12 cellos, natural sounds and video sequences that express the miracle of sensorial experience and make the poetry of perception visible.
Physical laws are the basis of our being. In particular, the various forms of energy enable life and evolution, social communities and communication. In this context, Energy is an audiovisual essay that attempts to present various aspects of energy in a concrete and an abstract sense. The concept for the representation of these facets is a rhythmicised auditive as well as visual web of sounds
Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor,
My feature length, family friendly, Native American animation screenplay 'Eagle Feather' is an expansion of my internationally award winning Native American animated short film Eagle Feather. Eagle Feather takes place in rural United States in the late 1980s and follows our young Native American hero Elizabeth and her family as they use traditional American Indian lore and shamanism to
A young man Peter, lives a desperate life with his Mother Mary and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosovo from a forbidden love between his Mother Mary and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware. Is the period of time when relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and
Based on the Russian classic Mikhail Lermontov novel “The Hero of Our Time”. All events shown as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero, as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to
The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.He does everything to stay loyal to his ideals, to live an honorable life hoping life is going to be better. His pride, his ethics, his dignity raise against him when society doesn't need him anymore.He continues to live in a tent, a charity by
Islenos, A Root Of America deals with the story of a North American community whose origins come from the Canary Islands. They have maintained their identity and traditions for two hundred years, preserving the culture existing in the Canary Islands of the XVIIIth C. The search of the identity of this community from Louisiana makes Isleños, a Root of America, a piece of Universal History and has
This video art project started approximately one year ago in my YouTube channel and was based on the concept of producing a vlog on a weekly basis as a video-performance with an experimental post-production work. This video is a unique editing remix made with that material, aimed to be screened outside social media. It has an hybrid pace, between an installation and a single channel video.
may I dance ? is a short video-dance piece based on the recording of ordinary movements that were not previously rehearsed nor based on an existing music. The impossible choreography was constructed by a multi-track chroma editing process, fragmenting the performer's identity. It is influenced by noise, punk, hip-hop, glam disco and a desire to experiment an aesthetics of failure. It is
A man who grew up wrongly thinking one day he would be “king”, unrealistically thinks he will be promoted on his 50th birthday, and is instead fired, and then uses a convert organization to fake his death so he can come back to take a wrong-headed approach at being his boss's boss and to even more wrong headedly try to get that same unimpressed company to plan a memorial for his former self
The Social Media Slaughterhouse follows the story of a modern day vampire who uses social media to single out his his victims. Following the premise that he can eat anyone he has learned to single out the most attractive and healthy of teenage girls to quench his thirsts. Sadly modern culture has left his victims too polluted for his taste so our vampire has created an organic human feedlot for
Desperate grassroots director Lan Hai and a friend of his named Ouyang, they decided to film a mockumentary. Jiang Xiao, a graduating senior student influenced by the Chinese mainstream education, he decided to film the entire process of Lan's mockumentary production as his final project before graduation.
Shortly after graduation from high school in the late 1970s, eighteen-year-old Michael Romano engages in some teenage hijinks that gets him arrested in the New York City suburbs. With his plans to attend college put on hold, his father, the executive in charge of production at a large manufacturing company in Queens, takes him to work and puts him under the wing of Jake Cutter, the company's
Blackfunk is an explosive urban drama set on the campus of Harvard Law School and in the exciting cosmopolitan world of New York City. It is an exploration of black love as never seen before. It is based on the bestselling Blackfunk Series by Michael Presley. Blackfunk is about developing strong positive black characters while turning up the drama to explore our beauty yet deal with our moles
"Rush Call Clown is the story about why we choose to do the things we do and how those reasons can be very personal and dear" A social media post turns a man’s life upside down. This is a story about a man's life turning upside down when a celebrity’s social media post portrays the man's clown self as scary and violent, which sparks a negative spiral for his career as a
At least eleven million people were murdered in the Holocaust carried out by Nazi Germany. Six million of the victims were Jewish. About 1.5 million were children. These are the stories of four children who survived. This originally started from the Eagle Scout Project of Alex Roberts to honor the Survivors and to combat Holocaust denial.
Detective Vincent is appointed by the Department to undergo a secret mission to discover a mole residing within their corrupted agency. Sergeant and Officer Alvin express their deepest condolences for the loss of Vincent’s loyal companion on the field by the hands of the traitor. He angrily rushes out to seek justice, starting by the investigation of the crime scene near the harbour where Ken
SUSAN & THOMAS (completed November, 2016, revised March 2017) is a stream of consciousness narrative based on Susan Sontag's first encounter with her then literary idol Thomas Mann as a 14 year old high schooler with literary ambitions living in 1947 LA, and it is based on Sontag's 1987 New Yorker magazine essay "Pilgrimage." It is a personal take on a true story. Melissa
This self contained 9.5 minute film may also be regarded as part of a broader scope project in progress. The protagonist, Harry Shindler is one of the most inspiring people I ever met. He served in World War Two for seven years and lived through both the North African campaign and liberation of Italy. His unswerving commitment to peace, unity, cooperation, and democracy strikes me as extremely
'Structures of Nature' is an audiovisual journey through the inner worlds of experiences in the form of a three-part interaction between four narrators, twelve violoncellos, emergent sound events and rhythmicized synaesthetic video sequences. A symbiosis of visual processes as well as natural and artificial sounds created from human speech and string instruments. Images, music, speech
Cibele (Dandara Adrien), codename #babynymph, is the portrait of a generation that lives to enjoy and have likes. Like so many, she believes that happiness only exists if it is shared. Inspired by Greek mythology, this nymph is guarded by monsters and worshiped by gods, all very human. Along with her friend Daiana (Giovanna Almeida), Cibele wanted to live an unforgettable weekend and share every
Four friends, all prominent artists in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, embark on the making of the sculpture “Reverence”, a sonorous and kinetic work of art, three meters in height, to be done in a minimal amount of time. Armed with just a few detached pieces obtained in a junkyard in Bermejo, they must go through different levels of resolution as they talk about their friendship, the
A hard partying group of life time nerds in their late teens gain super powers by eating radioactive Texas chili that was imported from China. When cooked in their old and broken microwave the right conditions occur to create very unique abilities. One of their group develops the power of time travel and ability to transport anyone who is touching him too. On one routine time trip they meet the
Tables of Istanbul captures the personal story of Zeynep Kılıç – a sociologist, immigrant, and passionate cook exploring food cultures in Istanbul (a.k.a. eating her way through the bustling city). The documentary investigates Turkish cuisine, Istanbul’s place within it, and food movements through conversations with chefs, restaurateurs, researchers, food writers, activists and families.