Director, screenwriter : Fyzal Boulifa Cast : Zehra Zorba, Leo Hatton, James Pierce, Terry Noble, Rytis Sadauskas, Zoe Price, Ellie Gardner, Clark Curran, Robert J Francis, Cecilia Noble, Debra Marie Mawdsley, George Welton, Demilade Adesanya, Natalie Callaghan, Zoie Smith, Saskia Chohan, Alex Morrison, Ava Sabrine Rosenthal DOP : Taina Galis Sound : Anna Bertmark Editing : Taina Galis, Fyzal Boulifa Set Designer: Tilly Shiner Costumes : Clare Rose Music: Felicita Producers : Taina Galis, Fyzal Boulifa Distribution: La Distributrice de Films Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cannes, Quinzaine / Cannes, Director's Fortnight - Cannes, France, 2015 Guanajuato International Film Festival - Guanajuato, Mexico, 2015 Kratkofil International short Film Festival - Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015 20th Sarajevo Film Festival - Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015 Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2015 BFI London Film Festival - London, UK, 2015 Encounters Shot Film Festival - Bristol, UK, 2015 Hamptons International Film Fetsival - Hamptons, USA, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada, 2015 Batumi International Art-House Film Festival - Batumi, Georgia, 2015 44th Festival du Nouveau Cinema - Montreal, Canada, 2015 51st Chicago International Film Festival - Chicago, USA, 2015 34th Uppsala International Short Film Festival - Uppsala, Sweeden 19th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Winterthur, Switzerland, 2015 38th Denver Film Festival - Denver, USA, 2015 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival - Minneapolis, USA 44th AFI Film Fest - Los Angeles, USA Leeds International Film Festival - UK, 2015 Geo Saizescu International Film Festival - Roumania, 2015 Zagreb Film Fest - Croatia, 2015 Leuven International Short Film Festival - Belgium, 2015 London Short Film Fest - UK, 2016 Sundance - USA, 2016 Solothum Film Festival - Switzerland, 2016 Las Palmas International Film Festival - Spain, 2016 Mecal Barcelona - Spain, 2016 Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival - Romania, 2016 Vilnius Film Festival- Lithuania, 2016 Madrid Film circle - Spain, 2016 Atlanta Film Festival - USA, 2016 Go Shorts - Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2016 Dallas Film Festival - Dallas, USA 2016 Indielisboa International Independent Film Festival - Lisbon, Portugal 2016 Kiev International Film Festival - Kiev, Ukraine 2016 Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival - Halifax, Canada Palm Springs Short Film Festival - Palm Springs, USA 2016 New Zeland International Film Festival - Wellington, New Zeland 2016 Lago International Film Festival - Lago, Italy 2016 Kinemastik International Short Film Festival - Malta 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival - Washington, USA 2016 Pacific Meridian International Film Festival - Vlasdivostock, Russia 2016
Best British Short at Leeds International Film Fetsival - UK, 2015 Live Action Short Special Mention for Innovative Storytelling au AFI Film Fest - USA, Los Angeles 2015 Honorable mention for Best International Short at Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2015 Honorable mention for Best International Short at TIFF, 2015 Illy Award, Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Films Festival, 2015
Bayard & Me is a short doc about how the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King, adopted his partner Walter Naegle in the 1980s for legal protections. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and how they had to work around the system in an era when gay marriage was inconceivable. He also reflects on the little known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.
Matt Wolf is an award-winning filmmaker in New York. His film include Wild Combination about the avant-garde cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell and Teenage about the birth of youth culture. His most recent shorts include HBO’s It’s Me, Hilary and The Face of AIDS for TIME Magazine.
Super Deluxe is an omni-platform entertainment company committed to amplifying unconventional creative voices. With online video for social feeds, television series, documentaries, interactive live experiences, and consumer-facing tech products, Super Deluxe talks to a generation of insatiably curious viewers who grew up clutching smartphones. Super Deluxe is a division of Turner, but it operates independently in Downtown LA.
Director: Matt Wolf Producer: Brendan Doyle DP: Pete Sillen Editor: Conor McBride Produced by SuperDeluxe and C41 Media
Mom, I have a few requests for you, now that I’ve moved away: 1. My room. Do not change a thing. Do not move the bed. Do not tear down my posters. G-Unit is an inspirational group of gentlemen. My way worn, well-worn clothes, woven fabrics warming weak, weathered bones – keep them too, right where they are, pants, jackets, shirts, in a neglected pile, my silent accomplices in the making of the careless moments of youth. Do not repaint the walls. Do not buy a new desk. Do not rid my shelf of unread Spanish textbooks Let me rid my self of the Steinbecks and the Gatsbys, Do not read my self- Directed instructions on how to get some being to think I am worth loving, like there’s some secret sauce, a logic to the alchemy, Do not lead yourself to trash naïve, handwritten lists hidden in desks that start with 1. And end with: Figure out what music she likes and buy all of it. 2. Your food. Do not change a thing. If the gods cooked Schnitzel, you’d see them huddled together over your recipe, deciphering your chicken scratch, maybe adding mashed potatoes. Chicken Soup, peppered with parsley and your devotion. I know you say this is not how time works but it’s precisely your soup that was prescribed to injured Roman soldiers. For what heart or bones or spirit broken can its warmth not mend? Yes, you are alone now, but as petit as your appetite, don’t you dare say it’s too much effort or ask who’s there to cook for? I refuse to believe a Saturday will pass without knives slicing tomatoes, burnt, cut but somehow still delicate hands twisting open jars that others would ask their man to open, spices and warmth spreading themselves unto the air surrounding your tedium, your hard work, your love for the food, for me. Call me when the food is ready, as if I am still sat in my room, waiting. Because mom, listen, if you stop cooking, what smells will I use to find my way back home? 3.You. Do not change a thing. If the years begin to dig their trenches alongside your eyes or in the depth of your brow, as if making preparations for the ultimate battle, nationalize their shovels, imprison them with no trial. Be ruthless, mom, can you even do that? Do not let the powerful brown of your hair gentrify like Bed-Stuy, or let the corners of your mouth resign into the grimace of retirement homes. When I come back to visit, please, be just the way I had left you. Mom, do not change a thing. Love, Your son I couldn’t send that letter. Because I realized that if selfishness was one letter, and not 11, it would be the letter written by a kid demanding his mom not to change. To freeze time in anticipation of his sporadic visits, to stop living until the phone rings and I am on my way, and your vocal chords strain under the pressure of their rebirth, and your mind already on its mental path through grocery aisles and parking lots, just so I can feel like everything is the same as it always was, so I can pretend I never left you in the past as I went about in search of my future. Thank you for being a willing accomplice in this crime, mom, but I think its time to turn myself in. So go ahead, throw out my notebooks, rid yourself of your pots and your pans; let your veins emerge from their shyness, let your eyelids surrender to gravity, let age ravage the fibers of your body as long as your heart – your heart it doesn’t touch. So mom, even if you stop making Schnitzel, I’ll always find my way back home.
Two runaway teens steal a car with dreams of heading down to Florida, but things take a dark turn after a dangerous game.
Written and Directed by Robbie Barclay Starring Josefine Christofferson, Shemar Jonas and Tom Frank Director of Photography - Daniel April Camera Operator - John Kopec AC - Quinton Brogan Gaffer - Chris Husta AD - Conrad Sokolowski HMU - Elvira Gonzalez Location Sound - Aaron Sandler Boom Operators - Carmen Sanchez, Jack Bradley Sound Designer - Billy Feldman Voice Over - Lynn Sher Editor - Robbie Barclay Creative Consultant - Sean Gradwell Original Score - Dylan Glatthorn Music - Waylon Thorton and the Heavy Hands https://theheavyhands.bandcamp.com/ Colorist - Kath Raisch Title Design - Paul Tuorto Producer - Ryan Biazon Associate Producer - Luke Wright
Over the past months I've been working with Australian photographer Ray Collins to bring his amazing oceanscapes to life in the form of cinemagraphs, a blend between photography and video. Each cinemagraph is created from one of Ray's stills, and sets it in infinite motion, making a unique moment in time last forever.
These cinemagraphs inspired André Heuvelman from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to get together with pianist Jeroen van Vliet to record a very moving custom soundtrack, which I combined with a selection of the cinemagraphs.
Para assinalar o Dia da Língua Portuguesa e da Cultura na CPLP, a Porto Editora aliou-se ao realizador Miguel Gonçalves Mendes na publicação de "Sotaques", um vídeo que celebra a diversidade da língua portuguesa no mundo através da leitura de "O Paraíso são os outros", de Valter Hugo Mãe.
O vídeo foi concebido pelo cineasta, responsável por projetos como José e Pilar e Autografia, e os registos de áudio e vídeo foram efetuados na volta ao mundo que empreendeu durante o ano de gravação de "O Sentido da Vida", o seu novo filme (com estreia prevista em 2018).
Nesta leitura de "O Paraíso são os outros" encontramos pessoas de Cochim, Goa, Damão, Diu, Macau e outras, a que mais tarde, e já em Lisboa, se juntaram diferentes sotaques de pessoas provenientes de países africanos de língua portuguesa, de Timor-Leste, do Brasil e várias zonas de Portugal.
Numa viagem que reflete a diversidade da nossa língua, os leitores dão voz ao estilo singular de Valter Hugo Mãe e à sua personagem principal, uma menina fascinada pelo amor, que usa a imaginação para antever e descobrir o que é a felicidade.
"Sotaques" será cedido gratuitamente ao Museu da Língua Portuguesa, em São Paulo, atualmente em obras de reconstrução, após o grande incêndio de 2012. No futuro, e no seguimento deste mesmo projeto, será publicado um minidocumentário sobre a forma como as diferentes culturas vivem, no seu quotidiano, a Língua Portuguesa.
Screenings: 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival premiere 2016 Rooftop Films 2016 Vassar Filmfest 2016 Iron Mule Film Festival 2017 Sarasota Film Festival
Synopsis: When I was leaving for college, my aunt Dana told me I had a cousin I’d never met who was matriculating in the same year as me. We shared classes and had friends in common but for some strange reason I never introduced myself. All during college, and then into the real world, through a decade of overlapping connections, we never met. This film is an examination of that hesitation and an attempt to understand why I never made the easiest connection in the world… until it was too late. Through archival footage and re-enactment of the era in question, IDAC is ultimately a documentary about what was happening on an unconscious level and how distant a relative can be even when they’re right in front of your face.
Written/Directed/Edited by Casimir Nozkowski Music by Alexander Strung Sound Mix by Tod Chapman Color Grading by Phil Choe @ Nice Shoes Featuring Hannah Bos, Amanda Duarte, Erin Edmison, Josh Henderson-Cox, Greg Glassman, Thomas Nozkowski, Joyce Robins Thank you Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Production Notes: I've made over 100 short films, many of which examine issues of family, the blurry line between fiction and non-fiction and the sometimes disturbing, sometimes hilarious ways our memories fail us. IDAC is an autobiographical documentary which is a genre my movies (or at least parts of them) often fall into. The key with autobiography in my opinion is to avoid being sentimental at all costs. This does not mean you can’t be funny or can’t be authentic and personal – it’s just that it being your story does not automatically make it interesting. On top of that, IDAC also considers the way we dream and the way dreams can invade our everyday life – which is another subject matter that can easily steer a film awry. So making IDAC was exciting because once mindful of all these pitfalls, there was an enormous feeling of restraint that coursed through the documentary’s production. My hope is that people who see my film IDAC recognize familiar moments and feelings from their own lives: memories they can’t quite explain, people they think they know and dramatic, life-defining events that upon further scrutiny don’t exactly add up as neatly as they once thought.
"Full disclosure: after watching it three times, I’d go so far as to call it a short film masterpiece [...] Stop is a quiet tour-de-force, a pent up cry for humanity and fairness in a system that feeds off its own worst instincts." -Mike Tully, Hammer to Nail (http://bit.ly/1x8dBmV)
"Reinaldo Marcus Green’s gripping nine-minute drama, shot in two nights on location in Red Hook, Brooklyn, centers around a student athlete who is stopped by the police for no other reason than the color of his skin. Displaying real filmmaking finesse, 'Stop' is a timely tale well told." --Kim Adelman, indieWIRE (http://bit.ly/1sV4M3x)
"A riveting, tension-filled short that studies the uncomfortable details apparent in racial profiling." --Erik Luers, indieWIRE (http://bit.ly/1wpwwZg)
"Probably one of the most important and timely shorts for America this year. Reinaldo Marcus Green's film addresses the upsetting aspects of New York City's stop-and-frisk policies with sensitivity and insight." -Jeff Bowers, VICE (http://bit.ly/1mU7HHQ)
"The film packs a lot in nine minutes with its timely topic and subtle hand." --Maddy Kadish, Independent (http://bit.ly/1w5EdKr)
"References to slain teen Trayvon Martin and the recent racially charged events of Ferguson and New York City surfaced in direct and subtle ways throughout the festival, but the most powerful was NYU student Reinaldo Marcus Green’s nine-minute short Stop" --Julie Bramowitz, VOGUE (http://vogue.cm/1Dknog2)
"Reinaldo Marcus Green On Going From Working At Chuck E. Cheese To Playing His Film At Tribeca" --Mary Angelica Molina, REMEZCLA (http://bit.ly/1HwNqOX)
"Gripping Take on the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy. It's also an Adweek Watch Awards winner." --Michael Bürgi, Adweek
STOP OFFICIAL SELECTIONS / AWARDS 2015 Sundance Film Festival (World Premiere), Hammer to Nail (Runner Up) Omaha Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Chicago Critics Film Festival, Twister Alley Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Milwaukee Film Festival, Monadnock Film Festival, West Chester Film Festival, Longstory Shorts Film Festival, First Run Film Festival, Rainier Independent Film Festival,Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, St. Cloud Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), Los Angeles Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Cayman Islands Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festiva (25 New Faces)l, BFI London Film Festival,Bend Film Festival, Nitehawk Film Festival, Wandering Reel Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival (Finland),
*National Board of Review (Student Grant Winner) *Adweek Watch Awards (Winner Best Drama Video) *Rooftop Films Special Screening, The Frame *Short of the Week *VICE Best Online Shorts 2015
A collection of animated advices for young artists given by different artists and writers from around the world. This animated short was my graduation project for Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2016) Special thanks: Louisiana Channel- for the interviews audios The Caretaker- sound Elad Ben Aroche- sound editing