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10:46 min 2. September 2014

The Treehouse

a narrative film in English

The story of a boy who's lost his mom and a girl who claims her spaceship can find her.

Directed by Sam Shapson & A.J. Sheeran
Written by A.J. Sheeran

Joshua Hunter Magers
Jacqueline Scislowski
Kristen Mack

www.thetreehousefilm.com
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Director of Photography - Jackson Cooper Gango
Production Design - Mollie Alexander
Costume Design - Tina Zepeda
Editing - Sam Shapson and Kirill Mazor
Original Music - Kevon Cronin
Visual Effects - Ben Christie
Sound Design - Stephen Holliger
Colorist - Alex Schwab

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Albert P. Weisman Award, a private trust fund affiliated with Columbia College Chicago.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Austin Film Festival 2012 (Austin, TX)
BendFilm Festival 2012 (Bend, OR)
deadCENTER Film Festival 2013 (Oklahoma City, OK)
- Winner "Best Student Film"
Fantasia International Film Festival 2013 (Montreal, QC)
Chicago Critics Film Festival 2013 (Chicago, IL)
San Jose International Short Film Festival 2013 (San Jose, CA)
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2013 (Memphis, TN)
Indianapolis International Film Festival 2013 (Indianapolis, IN)
Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival 2013 (Chicago, IL)
- Winner "Best Production Design"

Featured on Short of the Week
http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/09/16/the-treehouse/

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14:59 min 14. June 2011

Hibernation

a narrative film in English

Written & Directed by John Williams.

1985. Two boys are experimenting on insects inside a treehouse in the woods. Disguised as animals, they are searching for ways to bring back something much bigger. A magical and moving story about human hibernation.

Multi-award winning short film. Awards from Edinburgh
Clermont Ferrand, Rhode Island, Manhattan.
Totalling over twenty international awards.

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06:13 min 9. July 2010

This Place I Hurt To Be | ▼▼▲▲™

a narrative film in English

A couple at odds tries to find some hope in one another out in the desert.

starring STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN + JESSICA JAMES

written + directed AYZ WARAICH [ http://twitter.com/ayz]
produced JUDD L. TILYARD

cinematography DREW SUPPA
sound-design GAVIN LITTLE @ ECHO-LAB.COM
score CASEY "3PM" CLARK
make up JESSICA ROSENFIELD

SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS
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CONTACT: ayz@thewildmachine.com

WARNING: an overtly heart-on-sleeve note follows.

This film was conceived and shot in LA over a period of 3-4 days, with the help of some passionate people, while I was there prepping "The Divine River" (http://vimeo.com/10044032) last year.

Basically I was given the opportunity to shoot a little project of my choosing, with a small skeleton crew, and a couple of actors. The catch?

I only had a couple of hours to come up with something.

So I buckled down and just began writing. I had no idea what I was going for, but I started typing anyway, and something began to pour out of me. Feelings of anger, love, and frustration just found their way on to the page. When I was done, I only knew that I was very proud of it on a personal level, but not really aware what exactly it would mean to me in the months to come...

A couple of days later I drove out to Death Valley, Nevada, with my friend/producer Judd Tilyard, and we shot what I had written. A small little intimate short, meant for me more than anyone else. I managed to make some (hopefully) life-long friends out there and was beyond proud of the work I saw Stephen and Jessica contribute as actors -- which is why they are billed first in the final credits.

Then weeks later, I returned to Toronto...

...only to find out my marriage was ending and that my father was dying of cancer. Needless to say, I felt the wind knocked out of me...

A few months later, I finally forced myself to sit down and start editing the film with the help of my co-editor Mike Burton. The goal was just to busy myself -- but then something happened. As I watched the screen, it hit me...

I had subconsciously made a film about the end of my marriage.

Or at least about knowing it was on that edge, where a couple either survives or doesn't. Even back then, out in LA, I had sensed we were in trouble, and had somehow subconsciously written down what I was feeling. It's all there... our anxiety, our frustrations, the love and the hope... from both our sides I think. Even though we are not these characters, the feelings are all there. Not all marriages end because of cheating, lying, and pettiness... Some just end.

It's not what the film is literally about, as it was designed to be open to interpretation, and hopefully means different things to different people as I had intended...

However, to me... this is a film about listening to one another before its too late.

Also it's dedicated to my father.

Ayz Waraich
Aug 2010.

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/ayz
THE WILD MACHINE: http://thewildmachine.com

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12:46 min 14. July 2016

Imagination and Reality collide

a narrative film in English

NOWNESS Shorts: Vessel - a young boy follows his mother into the abyss in Mimi Cave's new film. Known for her energetic music videos for the likes of rapper Danny Brown and New England folk-pop act Tune-Yards, the Californian-based director's latest work is a tale of trust, imagination, fear and danger. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/29QEAR6
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02:47 min 8. July 2014

Every Runner Has A Reason

a narrative film in English

Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco's most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

If you are inspired, please consider contributing to Ronnie's cause. He recently ran The Second Half of The SF Marathon to give back to the organization that helped him when he needed it most. hospitalityhouse.org/runronnierun.html

Ronnie is also a painter, and his art can be seen at www.ronniegoodman.com.

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06:48 min 20. May 2012

Stairs to no end

a narrative film in English

The stairs of knowledge leads to the light. A curious girl in a dark world tries to reach it,
but must face those for who light is an obstacle.

Made as a Graduation film form the "Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 2011.

See more of Daniella's works at http://daniellakoffler.com/
More info: http://stairs.daniellakoffler.com/

facbook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stairs-to-no-end/192258770860411

contact: http://daniellakoffler.com/contact

Film festivals:

-Zinebi international festival of documentary and short films, Bilbao 2011
- Seattle 7th Annual Childrens Film Festival, 2012
- REDCAT International Childrens Film in Los Angeles,2012
-Tricky Women festival 2012, Vienna.
-Monstra animation festival, Lisbon 2012.
-FilmFest Dresden, Germany, 2012.
-Femina film festival, Brazil, 2012.
-"Imagine" science film festival, Dublin, 2012.
-Jerusalem international film festival, 2012
-Animation Block Party, 2012.
-Nikozi Animation Filmfestival, Georgia, 2012.
-"Imagine" science film festival, New York, 2012.
-"Berlin interfilm", Berlin 2012.
-Citizen Jane film festival, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 2013

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11:13 min 23. June 2011

For the Love of God

a narrative film in English

Award winning short film featuring the voices of Steve Coogan and Ian McKellen about one man's attempt to have an unholy union with God.

Official Selection includes: Festival de Cannes 2007, Sundance 2008, Telluride 2007, Austin Film Festival 2007, London Int'l Animation Festival 2007, Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival 2007.

Winner: Silver Hugo Chicago Int'l Film Festival, Best Animation Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival, Best Animation Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival.

Nominated: RTS Student Awards, Iris Prize.

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23:14 min 3. July 2014

Phoebe (Short Film)

a narrative film in English

Phoebe - (2010) Phoebe is condemned to a life of loneliness due to a rare condition that prevents her from being exposed to light. Her only window to the outside world is a video blog and her online friends.

When an intruder invades her home, she is forced to find shelter in the dark.

Written & Directed by Matt Blundell & Nati Braunstein.

Starring Briana Feehan and Joshua Saks.

Official Selection:
• Palm Springs Short Film Festival
• Newport Beach Film Festival
• Hollywood Horror Film Festival

[23 min]

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600836/

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13:46 min 30. November 2008

Hirsute

a narrative film in English

Synopsis: A young time traveler is confronted by an arrogant and hairless future version of himself.

The award-winning short film written and directed by A.J. Bond, produced and shot by Amy Belling.

www.thesiblings.ca

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04:12 min 15. February 2011

Telling Lies

a narrative film in English

Written and Directed by Simon Ellis (www.simonellisfilms.com)

The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.

Audience Award (Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2001)
Audience Award (Bitfilm Festival, Hamburg 2001)

Featured on the DVD 'Cinema 16: British Short Films'

"Such a simple idea. Such a tremendous hoot, executed to perfection. Whether it's something as simple as changing a single word, or as involved as adding an unspoken thought, the dialogue and its accompanying text complement each other with hilarious effect. If this playful text-fest pops up at a film festival near you, I highly suggest checking it out"
(Film Threat)

"Nicely illustrated... a humorous and syntactically inventive animation"
(Resfest)

"The outstanding Telling Lies hits on the simple but blindingly effective idea of contrasting the words that people say with what they are actually thinking. Witty, insightful and very close to the bone. We never get to see the characters but after four minutes you know an awful lot about them. A short film that won't leave you feeling short changed"
(Bermuda International Film Festival)

Please take a moment to rate this title at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403591

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03:50 min 15. October 2013

ANNA : : Short film

a narrative film in English

Nothing is permanent.

Starring TEGAN CROWLEY and DANIEL BOWDEN
Written and directed by PHOEBE HARTLEY
Produced by PHOEBE HARTLEY and TAMASIN SIMPKIN
Cinematography by CESAR SALMERON
Edited by BEN HALL
Music score by JUSTIN MIN
Production design WILLIAM DEL MAR
Costume design ALISSA LUXFORD
Make up designer ANNIE BUSBY
Camera Assistants MATT SONG, DUJON PEREIRA
Sound recordist JUAN MARTINEZ
Sound mix by SONIC PLAYGROUND
Colourist VINCENT TAYLOR
(C) Copyright WHAM BAM 2013

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12:58 min 11. March 2009

Forever's Not So Long

a narrative film in English

George discovers that the end of the world is the perfect time to lose everything.

Written & Directed by Shawn Morrison. Produced by Garrett Murray. Starring Garrett Murray and Marielena Logsdon. With Debbie Friedman and Matt Urban as The Anchor. Original music by Robert Andersen.

Grand Jury Prize Winner: 1 Reel Film Festival
Audience Choice Award Winner: DC Shorts Film Festival
Best Short Nominee: Hoboken International Film Festival
Official Selection: Flickerings Film Showcase, Great Oak Film Festival, Tumblr Reblog This Film Festival

http://foreversnotsolong.com

Contact Garrett Murray: garrett@maniacalrage.net

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04:41 min 3. February 2011

PETE (a short film)

a narrative film in English

Some people just don't know how the world works....

5D Mark II - 24p

Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4

Tascam DR-1 Digital Recorder
Sennheiser K6/ME66 microphone

Sound synced with PluralEyes
http://www.singularsoftware.com/pluraleyes.html

Edited / Graded in Final Cut Pro