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2014 Film Listing

Film Info

FLOWERS




United Kingdom
Comedy, Romance
00:08:20
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Sabina Sattar
Written by
Sabina Sattar
Produced by
Sabina Sattar, Monika Kocian
Edited by
Sabina Sattar

A boy falls in love with a deaf and mute girl and has to find a way to communicate his feelings for her.


Franky and The Ant




United States
Drama
00:09:07
Season:2014

Released:2013
Directed by
Billy Hayes
Written by
Billy Hayes
Produced by
Billy Hayes
Edited by
Billy Hayes
Other
Emmanuel Todorov, Anthony Pavelich, Christine Woods

Franky is a methodical, professional killer who believes that loyalty trumps all in this crime thriller ignited by betrayal and driven by vengeance.


FunnyBone PSA




United States
Comedy
00:03:26
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Kimberly Pothier
Written by
Kimberly Pothier
Produced by
Shawn Dyer- Ulexite Films
Edited by
Kimberly Pothier
Other
Scott Brown, Braidon Thorn, Anthony Varicelli , Walter Haskins, Megan Smith, Kimberly Pothier

Only 1 in every 5,000 people are born with the genetic mutation of Clown's Disease. This comedy fictional P.S.A. alludes to the struggles of those infected to bring attention to the upcoming comedy web-series, FunnyBone.


GHOST LIGHT




United States
Drama, Suspense
00:20:13
Season:2014

Released:2013
Directed by
PJ Germain
Written by
PJ Germain
Produced by
Ahmed Best
Edited by
PJ Germain
Other
Abraham Benrubi

When their Jeep breaks down on the ruins of Old Route 66, Harvey Reynolds is forced to chase his delinquent son to a diner set up in the middle of no where. As the night turns for the worst, Harvey and Brandon are set against an unstoppable force hell bent on taking them with it.


Haiku 4: STILL




Canada
Drama, Animation
00:06:25
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Lyle Pisio
Written by
Lyle Pisio
Produced by
Lyle Pisio
Edited by
Lyle Pisio

In his kitchen, overgrown with plants and vines, Teagran keeps his dead father. Tormented by dreams, he tries several rituals to bring him back to life. From weaving a beard out of vines, to hunting down a wolf, Teagran tries everything he can to rid himself of the nightmares he is having and resurrect his dead father.


Here With Me




United Kingdom
Drama
00:11:29
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Pete Riski
Written by
Pete Riski
Produced by
Genevieve Stevens
Edited by
Pete Riski
Other
Alan McKenna, Eva Birthistle

A troubled man arrives in a remote forest with the sole intention of ending his life, but when a stranger intervenes, he's forced to confront the tragic events that drove him here in the first place.


Hypothermia




Canada
Drama
00:09:48
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Jon Dewar
Written by
Jon Dewar
Produced by
Matt Rogers
Edited by
Jon Dewar
Other
Greg Profit, Michelle Duncan

Fragments of a love story set to the backdrop of winter, "Hypothermia" follows Harper and Verity as they reflect on their relationship while trying to find each other in a snowy forest.


I Need My Monster




United States
Animation
00:11:06
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Stephen Baker
Written by
Stephen Baker
Produced by
Howard Cook
Edited by
Stephen Baker

When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week. –Gabe” What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed. Substitute monsters appear but none are as perfect as Gabe. Herbert’s teeth aren’t sharp enough, Mack’s slobbering induces giggles, Cynthia’s tail isn’t scary at all, and Ralph has nail polish on his claws! This will never work! How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster? I Need My Monster is a short animated film based on the unique award wining monster-under-the-bed story for all monster-loving kids of the same title. Created by the class of 2014 at the prestigious University of Colorado’s Digital Animation Center this animated short film, based on Flashlight Press’ children’s book written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam. Its the perfect balance of giggles and shivers will keep you under your covers, and you’ll soon be sleeping soundly. The Digital Animation Center engages its students in a rigorous production-based three-semester/22-month capstone studio class series in which they are required to produce a high-production value animated short film. This years result is I Need My Monster. For more information go to cu3d.org.


Inside The Mind




00:08:07
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Megan Thayer
Written by
Megan Thayer
Produced by
Megan Thayer, Sam Stuckrath, Sarah Gray, Jake Frank
Edited by
Megan Thayer
Other
Quintin Deshler

Andrew White can't seem to find himself in the sea of souls he is surrounded by. Through a short story we learn what is inside the mind of this damaged teenager.


La Fille aux Feuilles




Switzerland
Animation
00:06:00
Season:2014

Released:2013
Directed by
Marina Rosset
Written by
Marina Rosset
Produced by
Marina Rosset
Edited by
Marina Rosset

About a man who has to burry his goldfish and the strange business that's going on between the leaves.


lucy & the limbs




Canada
Comedy, Animation
00:02:50
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Edlyn Capulong
Written by
Edlyn Capulong
Produced by
Edlyn Capulong
Edited by
Edlyn Capulong

A young girl befriends the re-animated limbs of a dead body.


Mack Blaster - The World in the Crosshairs




Germany
Comedy, Action
00:17:46
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
René Schweitzer, Sebastian Utech
Written by
René Schweitzer, Sebastian Utech
Produced by
Sebastian Utech, René Schweitzer
Edited by
René Schweitzer, Sebastian Utech
Other
Wladimir Meckovic, Slim Gharbi, Peter Keller, Ulli Kagerer, Mira Sophie Walter

Sometime in a distant, apocalyptic future the brutal, inhuman bounty hunter Mack Blaster stumps through the bleak desert. On a stonewall he discovers the “wanted poster” of the worst women slaughterer of all time: Ringo “The Butcher” Mack Man. Hunting down Ringo is a matter of honor for Mack Blaster. His way leads him to the down-and-out capital city. A place where death and violence rule. After Mack Blaster slaughtered the biker gang Dead Falcons in the whorehouse “La Perla”, he meets Ringo‘s main whore Bianca who also falls victim to Mack Blasters misanthropic lunacy. At last Mack Blaster catches Ringo Mack Man in the backyard of the whorehouse, but things change for the worse. After an extensive sawed off shotgun treatment Ringo turns out to be a bloodthirsty mutant, who by high-frequency screams suddenly calls for dozens of creepy, bizarre henchmen for help. All of them only want one thing: The head of the Blaster, but Mack Blaster stands his ground with an arsenal of fire-spitting, death-bringing weapons.


Mean Teddies




Canada
Animation, Action
00:02:25
Season:2014
Directed by
Tyler Novo
Produced by
Tyler Novo

Faced with the unfortunate inevitability of his future, a teddy bear must make the decision to stay and fight or to step aside and let a creature take his boy.


Mud Sandwich




United States
Comedy
00:02:27
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Elisabeth Williams
Written by
Elisabeth Williams
Produced by
Elisabeth Williams
Edited by
Matthew Thayer

Hunger takes a small boy on an unexpected adventure.


Playing Grown Up




Mexico
Comedy
00:18:00
Season:2014

Released:2012
Directed by
Javier Solórzano Casarin
Written by
Javier Solórzano Casarin
Produced by
Javier Solórzano Casarin, Javier Solórzano Zinser, Mauricio Navarro Hernández
Edited by
Javier Solórzano Casarin
Other
Tomás Rojas, Yohali Pérez Portillo

Rodrigo decides to miss work. His wife leaves him resting in bed, thinking that he’s sick. Motivated by the need to be a child once again, he takes out all of his childhood toys and plays with them for the rest of the day. As he plays and lets his imagination run free, Rodrigo rediscovers the small things in life.


Proxy




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:09:29
Season:2014

Released:2012
Directed by
Daniel Nichols
Written by
Daniel Nichols
Produced by
Daniel Nichols, Rachel Nichols
Edited by
Daniel Nichols
Other
Daniel Nichols, Matthew Thayer

In the future corporate power controls all. Not everything is at it seems, freedom is a illusion...


Restoration of Paradise: The Bolsa Chica Wetlands - Behind-the-Scenes




United States
Documentary
00:07:13
Season:2014

Released:2013
Directed by
Jean-Claude Buie
Written by
Jean-Claude Buie
Produced by
Russ Emanuel
Edited by
Jean-Claude Buie
Other
Neil Argo - Composer, Steve Overstreet - Aerial Footage

A Behind-the-Scenes look at the aerial portion of the 'Restoration of Paradise' Bolsa Chica Wetlands shoot. Using the Cinestar 8 remote-control helicopter rig, we see how this portion of the shoot is made possible, ultimately seeing the Wetlands from a beautiful overhead view. Director Jean-Claude Buie takes the viewer through the footage shot by Steve Overstreet, along with the Helicopter Pilot Kenneth M. Chernow, and interviewing the “Restoration of Paradise” documentary director Russ Emanuel.


RIPPLE




United States
Drama
00:30:00
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Christian Everhard
Written by
Christian Everhard
Produced by
Dan Brown, Julie Van, Nick Foss
Edited by
Christian Everhard
Other
Ben Atkinson, Jack Vecchio

He has a dead end job. He has a dead end life. He has a dead body, stuffed in his refrigerator. A man finds purpose in his life while attempting to cover up an accidental murder.


Schlock Fish




United States
Comedy
00:06:54
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Esteban Uribe
Written by
Esteban Uribe
Produced by
Mood Swinger Films
Edited by
Esteban Uribe
Other
Kris Swinnen

Olav Zanger is a solitary fisherman that seeks revenge on the 'Dimpled Chin Schlock Fish', a psychopath creature that leaps out of water and rips his eyeball off.


Self in Silence and Solitude




United States
Drama
00:04:34
Season:2014

Released:2014
Directed by
Susan Lien Whigham
Written by
Susan Lien Whigham
Produced by
Susan Lien Whigham (aka Tierra Simbolica Productions)
Edited by
Susan Lien Whigham

A woman struggles to come to terms with her addiction to taking selfies.


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