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12:16 min 26. February 2013

B.E.A.R. | Between Ethyl & Regular

a narrative film in English

"In a backwoods gas station a young addict confronts a terrifying threat in this dramatization of a tale first told on film in 1978"

Director / Writer: Adrien Cothier
Producer: Thomas Champagne & Adrien Cothier
Starring: Alexandre Bahrami, Jose Hernandez Jr, Sveva Alviti & Edouard Sanko
Score: Max Barbaria

Article on Film Shortage: http://tinyurl.com/mrqxpdb

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03:26 min 16. March 2015

Fucking Shut Up Sometimes, Stupid

a narrative film in English

It's 3am. They've been arguing for hours. Words no longer mean anything and are bound to do more harm than good.

Written, directed and edited by Matt Hale. Starring Jennifer Levinson and Marcus Louis Fien.

Shot in March 2015.

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02:54 min 28. April 2014

Hercules and Love Affair feat. John Grant - I Try To Talk to You

a music video in English

Director - David Wilson

Production Company - Colonel Blimp
Head of Music Video: Nathan James Tettey
Executive Producer - Paul Weston
Producer - Posy Dixon

Local Prod Company - The Directors Bureau
Producer - Allan Wachs

DP - Larkin Sieple

Choreogrpaher - Ryan Heffington
Dancers - Danny Dolan and Logan Schyvynck

Steadicam - Ari Robins
Art Director - Ethan Feldbau
Editor - Patrick Colman af Final Cut
Post Production - Zak Stoltz and Ari Fararooy

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07:50 min 25. November 2011

The Camera (short film / original score)

a narrative film in no language

In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.

"Perfect in its simplicity, beautiful and haunting in its visuals, The Camera is a reminder that a great film is in everyone’s grasp, as long as he/she has the creative capacity and appropriate willpower to drop pretension, and quite simply, make something." —Short of the Week

"From its delicate shot composition to an emotionally stirring score, Peter Lewis‘s The Camera is a crash course in great filmmaking." —Film School Rejects Short Film of the Day

"A compelling example of what’s possible when perseverance and resourcefulness meet." —DirectorsNotes.com

"Awesome ... 'The Camera' proves that beautiful movies can be made simply and makes you want to get out and make your own!" —Mitch Aunger, planet5D

"Haunting" —FStoppers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCameraShortFilm
Behance: http://bit.ly/Yhsthe
Follow me on twitter: @thispeterlewis
Listen to the original score here: https://soundcloud.com/peterlewismusic/the-camera-original-score-1

Aside from a few unfinished running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns experiments from my early teens, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of filmmaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something.

The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I'd previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.

I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn't have made it.

Some have asked about Emily; the film wasn't written about her (she passed away while it was in post-production), but she was a dear friend of my family and many others, and it was an honor to dedicate it to her memory.

Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique.

The Lights Film School blog interviewed me about the making of the film and overcoming fear of failure: http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/short-film-canon-t2i-low-budget/1780/

FILM FESTIVALS
- HollyShorts
- DC Shorts
- Beloit International Film Festival
- Fire Reel Film Festival
- Blue Lab Creative Industries Symposium
- Juggernaut Film Festival
- Shortcutz International Short Film Exhibition
- Rochester Museum of Fine Arts Short Film Series
- Filmbooth International Short Film Screening (Gurgaon, India)
- Surrey International Film Festival
- Winner, Best of Fest, Fandana Film Festival
- Festival du Film de Vacances
- Low Country Indie Shorts
- Choice Cuts (London)
- Write.Shoot.Cut
- MudasFest
- Shortlisted for the Forster Film Festival
- ClujShorts International Short Film Festival
- Love Fest

FEATURED
- PBS Digital Studios Top 5 No Budget Short Films
- Short of the Week
- planet5D
- Digital Convergence podcast (http://tinyurl.com/l3a5jxml)
- PetaPixel
- Impossible Project
- FSTOPPERS
- Film School Rejects
- Directors Notes
- Making the Movie
- Charlotte Viewpoint
- The Veda House
- Movie Playoffs Favorite Shorts
- New American Storytellers Screening Room
- WriteShootCut
- Independent Filmmakers Channel
- 01SHORTFILM Channel
- 200+ additional blogs

Also used in Basic Cinematography and Reflexive Film classes at universities including Syracuse.

Director / DP / Editor / Composer / Colorist / Sound Designer / Foley: PETER LEWIS
Girl: ABBIE LEWIS
Boy: GABE LEWIS

Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 550D T2i
Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-200mm
Editing / Color Grading: Final Cut Pro X
Sound Design / Foley / Original Score: Logic Pro 9
Polaroid film: The Impossible Project

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21:17 min 9. May 2013

VARMiNT

a narrative film in English

The death of child-hood: VARMiNT follows a filthy 12 year-old feral boy, whose only link to his past are a pair of underpants and tattered baby blanket. Sleeping in trees, he fights to survive by scavenging nearby farms at night. When he becomes obsessed with the mechanical wonders of a local farmer’s tractor, survival could prove fatal.

The violent conclusion challenges lessons in adulthood, social conventions, and man’s thoughtless disposals of life.

Winner Audience Award New Orleans Film Festival Audience, Winner Grand Jury Prize Dances with Films, Official Selection Athens Int'l Film Festival, Official Selection Gen Art Film Festival, Official Selection at http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/08/20/varmint/

***Making of Book: http://www.VARMiNTfilms.com/VARMiNT_Book.pdf
***Clip 1 - Behind the Scenes: https://vimeo.com/103926993

Starring Ian Hamrick, Kai Lennox, Chase Ford, Mason Ford, Monk Serrell-Freed & Kimberly Jurgen
Directed by Joel Knoernschild - www.joelknoernschild.com
Written by Chris Schieffelin
Produced by Katie Malia, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Chelsea Shanders, Jeff Brue, Chris Schieffelin & Joel Knoernschild
Executive Producers Andrew L. Schieffelin, Chris McPherson, Gareth Kantner, Christine Kantner, Adam Mariani & Andrew Paul Mariani
Director of Photography Randy Wedick - www.randywedick.com
1st Assistant Camera Monika Lenczewska & Marcin Nadolny - http://monikalenczewska.com
Technical/Visual Consultant Joseph Schimizzi
Gaffer Julien Janigo
Editor Barry O Donnell - www.barryodonnell.com
Key Grip Tyler Manning
Wardrobe Desiree Manly
Make Up Dept. Head & FX Makeup Ren Rohling
Production Sound Mixer James Ersted
Assistant Director Kirk Michael Fellows
Location Manager Vanessa Dora Lavorato
Production Designer Dan Carpenter
Sound Designer James Ersted
Stunt Coordinator John Campbell
Casting Director Molly Matthews
Post Prod. Supervisor / VFX Dept. Head Jeff Brue
Colorist Sebastian Perez-Burchard
VFX & Composting Damian Drago
Studio Teacher Jacqueline Domac
Catering & Craft Services Vanessa Dora Lavorato
Set Medics Pebe Van Den Toom, Brad Beedle, Mike Zita & Chris Hendrix
Music Supervisor Maxwell Goldman
Original Music Composed by Joshua L. Giroux
Additional Musicians Mike Beliveau & Jason Morris
Sound Mix Lotus Post
Re-Recording Mixer Rick Ash
Special Thanks to Scribe Winery, Kim Davis-Wagner, Danny Bowien @ Mission Chinese, Kate McGregor-Steward & Tunnel Post

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14:19 min 21. March 2013

Wabi-sabi: The magnificence of imperfection: Cheryl Hunter at TEDxSantaMonica

a talk in English

Cheryl Hunter comes at her work with a multi-pronged approach, having merged seemingly-divergent careers around one idea: that a simple story, well told and presented, has tremendous potential to educate, entertain and impact people. Cheryl is an educator, author, speaker and high-performance coach who has personally coached and led personal development seminars for over 86,000 people since 1995. Simultaneously, Cheryl has had a career in the entertainment industry spanning two decades, working as a television and feature film writer/producer—under contract with HBO, Paramount Pictures, CBS and NBC. She's also written and acted in solo plays that she's toured nationally.

Cheryl shared a personal story about having been abducted as a teenager, and asked, "Why is it that we obsess over the things we can't change, rather than the things we can?"

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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15:10 min 1. March 2012

Mr. Christmas - a short documentary

a documentary in English

An offbeat, touching portrait of a man who has spent three decades turning his small Northern California home into a beautiful, towering Christmas display people travel across the country to see.

WINNER:
Audience Award - Palm Springs Shortsfest
Special Jury Award - Aspen Shortfest
Best Documentary Short - Cleveland International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - Rhode Island International Film Fest
Best Short - Philadelphia International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - California Independent Film Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Chicago International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs, Little Rock Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Indianapolis Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, and more.

Send Christmas cards and Newcastles to: Bruce Mertz, 5208 Olive Drive, Concord, CA 94521
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrXmasMovie
Order a DVD! They make a great gift: http://www.mrchristmasmovie.com
Follow Nick on Twitter: @HouseOfPalmer

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07:25 min 18. July 2010

Matter Fisher

a narrative film in no language

BAFTA Nominated Short Animation 2011

A serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a form of estranged matter.

Directed & Designed by David Prosser
Sound Design by Joe Tate
Animation by David Prosser, Eamonn O Neill, Gergely Wootsch
Mixed by Nikola Zivojinovic
Mixed at National Film and Television School
Production at Royal College of Art 2010

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14:45 min 3. September 2013

EACH TIME AGAIN, Sci Fi Short Film

a narrative film in English

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Film Festival Collective
Nashville Film Festival
Holly Shorts Film Festival
Mini Cinema

Nominated Best Cinematography Mini Cinema

Each Time Again is a film that believes that viewers can engage in it’s story on many levels using the influence of classic science fiction films, Each Time Again brings a sense of eerie suspense with it’s timeless message. It’s use of long tracking shots, electronic enhancement of sound and the haunting score by Grammy nominated composer Matt Slocum of Sixpence Non The Richer sets the perfect mood the story to unfold. Each Time Again also compels the viewer to engage both sight and sound in a modern way to determine the outcome of this unusual story.

TEASER TRAILER - https://vimeo.com/74537411
BEHIND THE SCENES - https://vimeo.com/75341489
WEBSITE - www.eachtimeagain.com

CAST AND CREW

ALAN POWELL - BEN
ANNIE KEARNEY - EMILY
JACK REED - YOUNG BEN
FLEMING McWILLIAMS - BEN'S MOTHER

ERIN FRASER - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
KIP KUBIN - DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, CINEMATOGRAPHER
DAVID MALUS - WRITER OF COMIC BOOK, PRODUCER
ZACH AL-CHOKHACHI- SUPERVISING PRODUCER
MATT SLOCUM - ORIGINAL SCORE
TONY MIRACLE - ELECTRONIC ENHANCEMENT OF SOUND AND SCORE
ALAYNA MAX - PRODUCTION DESIGNER (HOUSE)
ANDY MILLER - GAFFER (HOUSE)
WESLEY BRANCH - ELECTRICIAN (HOUSE)
AUSTIN BOYLIN - 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA (HOUSE)
PAUL WILLIAMS - 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA (LAUNDROMAT)
ANA LIZA PLATT, MONICA DELGADO - MAKE UP
JONATHAN RICHTER - VISUAL EFFECTS (HOUSE)
KYLE TRAFTON - VISUAL EFECTS
JILL EARL HINDMAN - GRAPHIC DESIGN

BEHIND THE SCENES - JOHN MOESSNER, KIP KUBIN, WESTON HEFLIN, JOHN PATTON, ZACH AL-CHOKHACHI

Each Time Again was filmed over three days in the city of Nashville Tennessee USA.

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04:44 min 24. July 2015

BIOSPHERE

an experimental film in no language

Animation & Visual Arts by Tatyana Zabanova (Tatasz)
Original Soundtrack by Matías Schwartz (Lemmonias)

BIOSPHERE, a fractal animation by Tatyana Zabanova
29 may. 2015

Links:
Tatyana Zabanova: Fractal Artist
- http://tatasz.deviantart.com/
- https://www.behance.net/tatyanazabanova
- https://www.facebook.com/tataszabanova/timeline

Matías Schwartz: Composer
- http://lemmonias.bandcamp.com/
- https://matiaschwartz.bandcamp.com/

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13:36 min 20. January 2012

Wild Life

a narrative film in English

Nominated for an Oscar® for Best Animated Short at the 2012 Academy Awards

This animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man, sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. A film about the beauty of the prairie, the pangs of homesickness and the folly of living dangerously out of context.

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11:08 min 4. January 2015

Staatenloses Volk: Der verzweifelte Kampf der Roma (Teil 3)

a report in German

Familie Tuta widerlegt alle Klischees über das fahrende Volk. Durch harte, ehrliche Arbeit haben sie sich eine kleine Viehzucht in Rumänien aufgebaut. Doch jetzt ist ihre Existenz in Gefahr - weil sie Roma sind. Ein SPIEGEL-TV-Film von Detlev Konnerth.

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09:09 min 17. December 2014

STORYVILLE # 1: QUESTLOVE vs. PATTI LABELLE

a music video in English

Questlove tells the story of his longtime beef with Patti LaBelle.

Animation by @Hectah

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http://www.okayplayer.com
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http://www.twitter.com/okayplayer

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09:10 min 13. October 2015

A Family's Desperate Search for a Missing Woman Police Can't Find

a report in English

Misty Faith Potts is a 38 year old Nakoda woman who disappeared in March 2015. She has an MSc in Environmental Science and taught at Yellowhead College but took a downward spiral into drugs after her brother died and her marriage unravelled. She was last seen at the store at Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation an hour outside Edmonton and may have been on her way to the city. VICE travels to Alberta to meet with Misty's family members who have been combing through the worst drug corners in Edmonton and the fields and forests around Alexis and Paul first nations hoping to find clues leading to Misty's whereabouts. The family hasn't heard much from police and has taken the search for Misty into their own hands. Misty is one of the more than 1200 missing or murdered indigenous women across Canada.

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