Shorts Program Three

Bird

Description

A college track star training for the Olympics is accused of a crime.


Cast & Crew

Director: Booker T. Mattison
Writer: Booker T. Mattison

Producers:
Courtney Jackson
Booker T. Mattison

Cinematographer: Beecher Reuning

Principal Cast:
Roderick Bradford - Mendelssohn Bird
Zeus Campbell - Antagonist #1
Tony Wade - Antagonist #2


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Born in Battle

Description

Oneka, a former 12 year old child soldier escapes into his own fantasy, a world far away from his nightmarish present. The life he seeks fades the tighter he grips. Fantasy twists back to reality; in front of his family, he has to make a choice - life, death, and the path that decision will take him.


Cast & Crew

Director: Yangzom Brauen
Writer: Yangzom Brauen

Producers: 
Yangzom Brauen
Daniel Stanca
Gerold Wunstel

Cinematographer: Alexa Ihrt

Principal Cast: 
Roland Kilumbu
Krystel Roche
Aaryanna Nelson


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Buried Deep

Description

A couple tries to find a winning lottery ticket in the middle of a blizzard. While trying to find a small slip of paper, in knee deep snow, under relentless conditions, tensions flare. But when the possibility of finding it actually becomes a distinct reality, mistrust and opportunism give way to greed then treachery. It's the only film shot entirely in New York City's biggest snowstorm on record, The Blizzard of 2016.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tim Naylor
Writer/Producer: Tim Naylor
Cinematographer: Gustavo Bechini

Principal Cast: 
Zainab Jah
Michael Stahl - David


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Chameleon

Description

Aiden is an undocumented migrant from Ireland living in Toronto. Labouring under the table, Aiden does his best to make a living and pass as a Canadian while trying to land an office job. When his girlfriend, Poorti, falls ill, he is forced to choose between risking his deportation and getting her the emergency medical attention she needs.


Cast & Crew

Director: Reza Dahya
Writer: Chris Cromie
Producer: Josh Ary
Cinematographer: Kevin C. W. Wong

Principle Cast: 
Jim Watson
Supinder Wraich
Parveen Kaur
Dewshane Williams
Cara Ricketts
Rosemary De Los Santos


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I Rise

Description

"I Rise" is a short film inspired by Andra Day's song "Rise Up" that tells the story of trailblazing African-American women who create, inspire and transform. The film features singer Andra Day, New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and entrepreneur Brandice Daniel.


Cast & Crew

Director: Yoruba Richen

Producers: 
Angela Tucker
Umut Ozaydinli                                                          

Cinematographers: 
Mike Vargas
Shawn Peters
DJ McConduit

Principal Cast: 
Andra Day
Brandice Daniel
Kimberly Goldson
Latoya Cantrell


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Lilly's Secret

Description

Apparently, Lilly has no reason to be disappointed in life. Tonight she can't sleep. She takes a pregnancy test for the umpteenth time. A few weeks earlier in the middle of a crisis, she had an affair, seeking a missing connection. She has to make a choice. Whatever it will be, it is something that will change her life, forever.


Cast & Crew

Director: Emanuele Michetti
Writer: Emanuele Michetti

Producers:
Emanuele Michetti
Deukyun Hwang

Executive Producer: Dana Riveccio

Cinematographer: Emanuele Michetti

Principal Cast: 
Deukyun Hwang
Lee Way Lang
Lisa Sperry


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Olde E

Description

"Olde E" follows Demarkus Jackson, a high school basketball player from South Central Los Angeles, who puts his life at risk, when he comes home for revenge on his drunken, abusive father.


Cast & Crew

Director: Xavier Burgin

Writer:
Tiara Marshall

Producers: 
Jenna Cavelle & Jacob Eben

Associate Producers: 
David Liu
Kelley Kali Chatman
Dorje Immanuel

Cinematographer:
Adam Linzey
Mario Rodriquez 

Principal Cast:
Kent Faulcon
William Russ
Mike Wade
Trestin George
Mack Miles
Emmanuel King
Scotty Tovar


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