Shorts Program Two

[RE] Defined

Description

Jae and Jess are from Brooklyn and have been friends since the 5th grade when their weirdness brought them together. Jae, who is now 13 years old, is awkwardly making his way through adolescence, and feeling the weight of being understood. He meets the new girl Elisa who appears to stir up the friendship. Jae is confused by Jess and what she is going through until she speaks her truth.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Danae Grandison
Writer: Danae Grandison
Producer: Eva Minemar
Cinematographer: Edward A. Herrera

Principal Cast: 
Adjah John
Sage Spielman
Caresse Gordon
Jesse Means
Cathy Salvadon


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After the Storm

Description

A busy mother tries to connect to her imaginative son in the wake of familial turmoil. "After The Storm" looks at those affected most by a struggle that's bigger than them all.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jessica Oyelowo
Writer: Jessica Oyelowo

Producers: 
Jessica Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
Jenna Pfefferle  

Cinematographer: Samuel Sullivant

Principal Cast: 
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Chiké Okonkwo
Caleb Oyelowo


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Blessed

Description

When Kiona, a Native cop, is torn between her desire to be a mom and being a good cop after suffering another miscarriage, her mother tells her that Kiona’s body knows the choice she made but the Great Spirit will bless her with a baby, but not until she’s ready. Kiona lies and says she doesn’t want to be a mom. KT, is a young girl running from her criminal boyfriend, with his thugs hot on her heels. When she arrives at Kiona’s with evidence and a request, both Kiona’s maternal and professional skills kick in to save her family.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jennifer Derwingson
Writer: Stacey Parshall Jensen
Producer: John Hermann
Cinematographer: John Orphan

Principal Cast: 
DeLanna Studi
Daniella Garcia
Julia Vera
Reginald Vaughn Watkins
Ken Lally
Aleksandr Sountsov
Ryan Barry Michaels
Elizabeth Frances
Time Winter


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Mrs. Nebile's Wormhole

Description

If walls could talk… Bored with her own domestic routine in Southern Germany, a middle-aged Turkish housewife digs a secret tunnel into the house next-door.


Cast & Crew

Director: Pinar Yorgancioglu
Writer: Pınar Yorgancıoğlu
Cinematographer: Jonas Schneider

Producers: 
Sarah Seulki Oh
Aleksandra Todorovic
Nina Schwarz

Principal Cast: 
Jale Arıkan
Tim Seyfi


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Second Words

Description

As an aging farmer tries to cook his late wife's beloved meatloaf, a mysterious young woman threatens to upend his memories (of the recently departed.)


Cast & Crew

Director: Jake Hull
Writer: Samuel Laskey

Producers: 
Dan Falk
Justin Mark O'Brien

Cinematographer: Joel Froome

Principal Cast: 
John Beasley
TammyRa' Jackson


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Victor XX

Description

Victor likes to experiment with his gender. He doesn't know if he feels like a boy or a girl. He lives in a small seaside village in Almeria, with his mother Mari Angeles and his girlfriend Rahma. Once in the town, protected by anonymity, he discovers himself. But secrets do not last forever and Victor will have to face his mother and girlfriend in order to stand up for the real image reflected in his mirror.


Cast & Crew

Director: Ian Garrido
Writer: Ian Garrido

Producers: 
Ariadna Terribas
Raúl Arranz

Cinematographer: Sandra Formatger

Principal Cast: 
Alba Martínez
Shei Benzidour
Yolanda Cruz
Roser Tapias


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