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Film Info

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.


Longhand




Canada
Drama
00:05:29
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
John Marcucci
Written by
Amanda Richer, John Marcucci
Produced by
John Marcucci, Amanda Richer, Jack Yan Chen
Edited by
John Marcucci

A hard of hearing woman struggles to realize her dream of being accepted into the military, while her partner questions her capacity to love.


MADNESS




Canada
Drama
00:09:57
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Shannon Kohli, Michelle Brezinski
Written by
Michelle Brezinski
Produced by
Michelle Brezinski, Michael Khazen
Edited by
Shannon Kohli, Michelle Brezinski

In 1348, as the Black Death hung itself over England, a medieval woman attempts to snatch her husband from his unjust grave only to be plagued by something far worse than death itself


Max




United States
00:05:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Rajesh Naroth
Written by
Rajesh Naroth
Produced by
Jules Howard
Edited by
Rajesh Naroth

Some decisions are tough. A very hard day in the life of Annette Davis.


Mortal Dilemma




United States
Drama, Action
00:13:48
Season:2015

Released:2013
Directed by
Michael Minton
Written by
Michael Minton, Jesse Sherman
Produced by
Jesse Sherman
Edited by
Michael Minton

Violence erupts between three unrepentant men at a West Texas roadside café.


Not My Wife




United Kingdom
Comedy
00:05:30
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Mark Tew
Written by
Simon Messingham, Alex Kirk
Produced by
Mark Tew, Simon Messingham
Edited by
Mark Tew

An anxious husband visits his psychiatrist declaring his wife is not what she seems: She is different, changed. Subtle things only a husband would miss. What follows sets in motion a series of comic events that escalate to its absurd conclusion. Inspired by ‘The Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (1956/1978) by Don Siegel and Phillip Kaufman, ‘Not My Wife’ is a comic homage to these timeless classics (Ignoring the other two that nobody remembers anyway). It’s a comedy about not being yourself. And rubbish wigs.


once again




United States
Drama
00:03:55
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Nathaniel Hopkins
Written by
Nathaniel Hopkins
Produced by
Nathaniel Hopkins
Edited by
Nathaniel Hopkins

This was my first "solo" video project at PV High's video production class. I was a first year student when this was produced and will be going into the ROP class (House of Blue) next year.


Outnumbered




00:00:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Jake Andrews
Written by
Jarret Gillingwater
Produced by
Thrill N'tertainment, Hailstorm Productions, Psych Out Productions
Edited by
Jake Andrews

Throughout the world a virus outbreak has spread loose and many people are dying. The two main characters, Jesse and Isaac, try to survive as well as many others, doing whatever it takes and letting nothing stand in their way. With all that's happening, you wonder where the government is through all this mayhem.


Rapture




United States
00:02:16
Season:2015

Released:2013
Directed by
Heidi Moore
Edited by
Heidi Moore

While taking a stroll, a man encounters something unusual.


Restoration of Paradise: The Bolsa Chica Wetlands




United States
Documentary
00:39:58
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Russ Emanuel
Written by
Russ Emanuel, David Carlberg
Produced by
Russ Emanuel, David Carlberg, Margaret Carlberg, Howard Nash
Edited by
Russ Emanuel

Over its history, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands has been a haven: for Native American tribes, who over 8000 years ago, produced mysterious artifacts known as Cogstones; to a Spanish Ranch settlement before this area became part of the United States; to a world-renowned Gun Club, which touted visitors such as President Theodore Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig; to an extensive Oil Field development during the 1920s and 1930s; and finally to a Restoration Effort successfully spearheaded by a dedicated group known as the Amigos de Bolsa Chica. Narrated by Robert Picardo, and interviewing local denizens including David and Margaret Carlberg of the Amigos de Bolsa Chica, dogwalker Sharon Sikora, and business owner Hieu Tran, this documentary takes you from the detailed and varied history of the terrain, to the present-day important Bird Sanctuary where over 200 species of birds can be spotted yearly, to finally what the future holds for this extraordinary paradise.


Safe Passage




United States
Drama
00:05:00
Season:2015

Released:2013
Directed by
Nathan Ellis
Written by
Tamara Farsadi
Produced by
Nathan Ellis
Edited by
Nathan Ellis

What she wants, he has. What he wants, is her.


Short Lives in a Large Room (one minute version)




Spain
Drama
00:01:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Karlos
Written by
Karlos Alastruey, Javier Alastruey
Produced by
Karlos Alastruey, Iker Zaratiegui
Edited by
Karlos

A teenage girl talks us about human contradictions


Sirious Business




United States
Comedy
00:05:05
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Daniel Riser
Written by
Eric Crepeau
Produced by
Amanda Riser
Edited by
Daniel Riser

When a raging gamer gets in a fight with his best friend via Siri, he must come to terms with the fact that he might just be an ass hole.


Sober: Day One




United States
Comedy
00:02:27
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Anthony Cogo
Written by
Anthony Cogo
Produced by
Anthony Cogo, Luciano RIos
Edited by
Anthony Cogo

After a wicked hangover, a man vows to give up alcohol for good. Can he stick to his word, or will the temptations come creeping back in?


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