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Film Info

Awakenings




India
Drama, Suspense
00:13:19
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Bhargav Saikia
Written by
Bhargav Saikia
Produced by
Bhargav Saikia
Edited by
Bhargav Saikia

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.


Beauty Shot




Brazil
Drama
00:07:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Leticia De Bortoli
Written by
Leticia De Bortoli
Produced by
Leticia De Bortoli
Edited by
Leticia De Bortoli

A young woman tries to find peace with her self image using a controversial and disturbing product.


Below The Surface




United States
Drama
00:03:53
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Neema Sadeghi, Rona Ahdout
Written by
Rona Ahdout
Produced by
Neema Sadeghi
Edited by
Neema Sadeghi, Rona Ahdout

A girl reflects on the precious moments she had with her sister as she slowly comes to terms with her guilt and reaches her absolution.


Choke




United States
00:02:40
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Cory De Silva
Written by
Cory De Silva
Produced by
Cory De Silva
Edited by
Cory De Silva

Choke is a Hitchcockian film noir that portrays a mysterious protagonist who, for unknown reasons, crosses moral lines to achieve his goals.


Contagious




Finland
Comedy
00:08:44
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Antti Jänkälä
Written by
Antti Jänkälä
Produced by
Aleksi Puranen, Antti Jänkälä
Edited by
Antti Jänkälä

A man is being monitored in his own home by a cold-blooded bureaucrat with dramatic consequenses.


Deadfall




Canada
Drama
00:07:45
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Louise Mackintosh
Written by
Louise Mackintosh
Produced by
Rosalie Mackintosh, Louise Mackintosh
Edited by
Louise Mackintosh

A walk on the escarpment does not end as planned.


Deal?




Drama
00:00:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
J Hanna
Written by
J Hanna
Produced by
Kathy McCurdy
Edited by
J Hanna

A public defender tries to convince his client to take a reduced sentence plea deal.


Ding Dong




United States
Comedy
00:12:34
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Darren Coyle
Written by
Darren Coyle
Produced by
Darren Coyle, Ted Tuel
Edited by
Darren Coyle

Two men are in a house - and neither of them is supposed to be there.


Directors on Directing




00:00:00
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Damien Patrik
Written by
Damien Patrik
Produced by
Damien Patrik
Edited by
Damien Patrik

Pompous film directors, dancing nuns, nudity and gore. Who could ask for anything more? 3 successful film makers explain the REAL secrets to success.


Drought




United States
Comedy
00:03:22
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Colleen J. McShay
Written by
Colleen J. McShay, Cory De Silva, Kelci Fuller
Produced by
Colleen J. McShay, Cory De Silva, Kelci Fuller
Edited by
Colleen J. McShay

In this quirky comedy, a narrator instructs a young man how to conserve water.


Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile (Flamenco: la tierra está viva) - trailer




United States
Documentary
00:05:04
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena
Written by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena
Produced by
Eve A. Ma
Edited by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena

This is a trailer for our feature-length documentary-in-progress. Traditional flamenco is in danger of disappearing, and most of what you see today that is called "flamenco" is, in fact, flamenco fusion. Traditional flamenco is closely tied to a way of life (in southern Spain), and to the gitano (Spanish Gypsy) community that preserves it.


George




United States
Drama
00:10:44
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Harrison Martin
Written by
Harrison Martin
Produced by
Harrison Martin, Daniel Ott
Edited by
Harrison Martin

Despondent in the wake of a long relationship ending, George comes home drunk only to find a burglar in his apartment.


Glass - Trailer




Canada
Suspense, Thriller
00:01:17
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Vince D'Amato
Written by
Vince D'Amato
Produced by
Rob Carpenter
Edited by
Vince D'Amato

OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRAILER (1min/33seconds) ie- **Mash-up 'crazy' teaser (1min/12seconds) to the right** “Horror is at its best when its about something else...” ~Sandy King, film producer. Sex, conspiracy and violence explode in GLASS, the second installment of Vince D'Amato's neo-giallo series. Tirra Dent plays Zarana, a woman consumed by paranoia and rabid nightmares after she witnesses her neighbor's murder. Soon, she finds herself relentlessly stalked by the enigmatic killer. Set in the "glass jungle" of Vancouver's gentrified neighborhoods, Glass is a scathing critique of social media and the society of middle and lower classes.


Guinea Pigs




United States
00:03:50
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Scott Sullivan
Written by
Scott Sullivan
Produced by
Scott Sullivan, Ashley-Rose Withers, Dana Sullivan
Edited by
Scott Sullivan

When the job market gets tough, the tough earn livings as medical test subjects.


Harold Johnson




United States
00:03:59
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Braidon Thorn
Written by
Braidon Thorn
Edited by
Braidon Thorn

Sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.. and when awkward yet lovable Harold Johnson hears the call of the wild he nervously embarks on a sexy adventure with an unexpected result.


HETJA 2




United States
Comedy, Action, Martial Arts
00:13:15
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
DESCIPLE
Written by
N/A
Produced by
THE COLLECTIVE
Edited by
DESCIPLE

A bounty delivers the mysterious Crimson Key to an underground syndicate on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede in this Sci-Fi, unscripted, martial arts short.


Hi-Score




United States
Animation
00:02:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Mary Jane Whiting
Edited by
Mary Jane Whiting

Created by Mary Jane Whiting, student filmmaker at Ringling College. “Hi-Score” follows the story of Sam, a gamer-girl who loses her gameboy while walking through a mysterious forest. In order to get her gameboy back, Sam uses her imagination to craft a virtual world to the top of the trees. In the end, Sam must make a choice: return to her gameboy or use her imagination to fuel her next big adventure?


Inganno




00:00:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Cameron Sannar
Written by
Alex Vega, Cameron Sannar, Mitchell King
Produced by
Galaxia Studios, Trivecta Films
Edited by
Cameron Sannar

A man is forced into a notorious gang. The only way for him to escape is to deceive or to die trying.


King Is Dead




United Kingdom
Drama
00:08:30
Season:2015

Released:2013
Directed by
Richard Higson
Written by
Richard Higson
Produced by
Will Hall Smith
Edited by
Richard Higson

There's a mole in the organisation, and Lionel doesn't like moles. So he's brought his right hand men Nicky and Frank together, and he's going to find out just who has a loose tongue, whatever it takes...


Leonid in Space




United States
Animation
00:03:26
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Kendra Williford
Edited by
Kendra Williford

Leonid in Space, inspired by true events, follows Leonid, a homeless dog who goes from living the streets to becoming the Soviet Union's first Canine Cosmonaut.


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