Shorts

Mixtape: An Unauthorized Biography

Description

MIXTAPE is a documentary film about the 'D-I-Y' music revolution. The narrative begins with a simple premise: we’re gonna talk to music lovers, musicians and industry experts and unearth the untold history of one of the most loved music mediums ever: the mixtape.


Cast & Crew

Director: David F. Mewa
Writer: David F. Mewa

Producers: 
Rinku DasGupta
Jared Mercer

Cinematographers: 
Alex Narvaez
David F. Mewa
Christian Hill

Principal Cast: 
Interviews with...
Rez & Ty Harper
Mastermind
Tom Allen
DJ Miss Nixx
DJ Revolution
Rich Kidd


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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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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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On Time

Description

Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview.


Cast & Crew

Director: Xavier Burgin

Writers: 
Xavier Burgin
Tiara Marshall

Producers: 
Tony Ducret
Kendra Cole
Tim Astor
Angelica Lopez

Associate Producers:
Jenna Cavelle
Mario Rodriguez

Cinematographer: Mario Rodriguez 

Principal Cast: 
Inger Tudor
Araija DaCosta
Kevin Craig West
John Marrott
Louis Baker
Kathy Goral
Meredith Riley
Amani Starnes


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One Per Person

Description

Two fast food employees duel over who can give away the most free chicken samples and attract the most customers to their stand.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Nasheet Zaman
Jacquelyn "Jac" Piette

Original Story: Nasheet Zaman

Writers: 
Nasheet Zaman
Jacquelyn "Jac" Piette

Producers: 
Melissa Nemcek
Brian L. Tan "BLT"

Editor: Kendra Pasker
Technical Supervisor: Tom Craigen Jr. 
Composer: Jake Walker


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Peace The Policy

Description

One afternoon, Keith awaits his cousin, Keagan, who is late as usual to go play basketball. During the ride, the two jokingly roast one another and discuss sneaker releases. Suddenly, they are startled by a honk from an impatient driver who decides to drive past them, nearly causing a collision. Keagan reacts pigheadedly by tailgating the other driver, disregarding Keith’s pleads to stop. After a respite from the adrenaline, their conversation is cut short by a loud siren as the tricolor police lights fill their car. What unfolds next is a familiar scene that we've grown too comfortable witnessing.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Writers: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Producers:
Kervin Marseille
Lilas Randrianarivony
William Leonard

Cinematographer: Justin Frabasile

Principal Cast: 
White shirt - Jelani Jeffries
Orange shirt - Romeo Willis
Male Officer - Reggie Altidor
Female Officer - Felicia Gorham


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Post Life

Description

Haunted by her memories of the past, Cheryl McIntosh is having a difficult time coping with the anniversary of her daughter's tragic death. Her mother, Diane, thinks it’s time to move on. As the two women confront each other, they are forced to face their own burdens of guilt and shame. Will they be able to move forward and heal before it's too late?


Cast & Crew

Director: Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Writer: Nikki Love

Producers:
Nikki Love
Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Executive Producer: Nina Yang Bongiovi

Executive Producers: 
Jerwana Hill
Calvin Roberts
William Lugo
Yvonne Lugo

Cinematographer: Keith Smith

Principal Cast: 
Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse, Real Husbands of Hollywood)
Vanessa Bell Calloway (Sinners and Saints)


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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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Slumflower

Description

An urban 'Little Prince' fights off the world that's crashing down on him as he protects a flower he grew in a community garden in the housing projects.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Augustus-Tremaine Romeo
Nicole Taylor-Roberts

Writer: Augustus Tremaine Romeo
Cinematography: Robert Dume

Producers: 
Nikki Taylor Roberts
Josh Kissi
Travis Gumbs
We Are Not Pilgrims

Principal Cast:
Jeremiah Nuamah
Christina Jackson
Chad Gittens
Joekenneth Museau


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Sugar

Description

"Sugar" is the story of Charlie and Mimi, a mother-daughter pair facing a harsh new reality - Alzheimer’s Disease. After being away for quite a while, Charlie returns home to find that the one person she can’t live without has quickly deteriorated into a woman she hardly knows. Through tears, laughter, stirring memories, and a collection of vinyl records, Charlie struggles to hold on to the Mimi she once knew.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dime Davis
Writer: Dime Davis

Producers:
Elle Johnson
Joenique C. Rose

Cinematographer: Daniella Nowitz

Principal Cast:
Elle Johnson
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Terrence Colby Clemons
Erica Lynn O’Keith
Zoe Fletcher


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The Bench

Description

There is more than meets the eye in this random encounter on a park bench.


Cast & Crew

Director: Cameron Burnett

Writers: 
Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Cameron Burnett

Producers: 
Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Tomas Cordoba

Cinematographer: Tom Campbell

Principal Cast: 
Judah McFadden
Harwood Gordon


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The Jump

Description

Eric, a curious and jubilant child, believes that water is magical. In the water there is nothing he can’t do. But a life-changing encounter with bullies at a pool serves as a harsh reality check. Still haunted by the experience as an adult, only one brave act can assure Eric that magic still exists and that perhaps the magic has been inside of him all along.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jamal Hodge
Writer: Eric Lockley

Producers:  
Eric Lockley
Jamal Hodge

Cinematographer: Adam Richlin

Principal Cast: 
Matthew Jenkins
Bianca LaVerne Jones
Eric Lockley
Bryan Bencivenga
Kobi Frumer
Benton Greene


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The Suit

Description

Based on the acclaimed short story by banned South African journalist Can Themba, "The Suit" is set in 1950s Sophiatown, Johannesburg, against the backdrop of the apartheid regime’s forced removals under the Group Areas Act. "The Suit" tells the story of Philemon who discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon devises a cruel punishment, forcing Matilda to treat the suit as a guest who must eat with them, go on walks and accompany them to church. The story is a powerful metaphor for the impact of oppression on personal relationships.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Jarryd Coetsee
Writer: Jarryd Coetsee
Producer: Luke Sharland
Cinematographer: Briony Sam Macleod

Principal Cast:
Tony Award-winner John Kani (as Mr. Maphikela)
Atandwa Kani (as Philemon)
Phuthi Nakene (as Matilda)


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Three Minute Warning

Description

In Palestine, a 14 year old girl named Mariam cares for her disabled mother. One night, an Israeli "knock-on-roof" bomb is dropped onto their building allowing them only three minutes to escape before it is demolished.


Cast & Crew

Director: Iqbal Mohammed
Writer: Iqbal Mohammed
Producer: Alex Gibbons
Cinematographer: Jack Shelbourn

Principal Cast: 
Mimi Nali
Shamime Ibrahim


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Univitellin

Description

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet meet on a city bus. Of course they fall head over heels in love. Life is great when you’re in love however, unfortunately, your fate has already been sealed. A classic story in a far-from-classic, fresh, colourful and exceptionally effective reworking.


Cast & Crew

Director: Terence Nance
Writer: Terence Nance

Producers: 
Yohann Cornu

Cinematographer: Shawn Peters

Principal Cast:
Aminata M'Bathie
Naky Sy Savané
Badara N'Gom
Mama Faso


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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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