Shorts Program Five

Big City

Description

Vijay, a lonely taxi driver who recently moved to Melbourne, picks up a stray drunk, Chris. Vijay's distrust is slowly broken down as Chris befriends him. Over the course of the night, Chris experiences some of Vijay's nightly troubles, and Vijay learns to see the city in a new light.
 

Cast & Credits

Gurvinder Atwal
CJ Fortuna

Director: Jordan Bond
Co-Director: Ryan Lachlan
 

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Emergency

Description

Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police.
 

Cast & Crew

Darrell Lake
Jason Woods
Peter Pasco

Director: Carey Williams
Writer: K.D. Dávila
Producer: Joenique C. Rose
Cinematographer: Jomo Fray
Editor: David Aristizabal
 

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Flip The Record

Description

A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in '84. Vanessa, sick of the the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino-American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables. We follow Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.
 

Cast & Crew

Courtney Bandeko
Michael Rosete
Sammay Dizon
Jon Viktor Corpuz
JD Charisma
Derek Bosco
Olga Natividad
DJ Icy Ice

Director: Marie Jamora
 

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French

Description

At seventeen, Seyna, a teenager from Cameroon is passionate about France history, the country where she was born and she is deeply in love.

Her diploma in hand, and approaching her majority, Seyna aspires only to one thing: getting French nationality. But her father Amidou is fiercely opposed to it.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Josza Anjembe
Senya: Grace Seri
 

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Hijo por Hijo (Child For Child)

Description

The life of a Venezuelan Kidnapper takes an unexpected turn on his last job.
 

Cast & Crew

Oliver Morillo
Ernesto Campos
María Alesia Machado
Alejandro Furth

Director: Juan Avella
Producer: Sharon Waich B
DP: David Rivera Rojas
Composer: Pablo Croissier/Composer
Sound Designer: Orlando Perez Rosso
Editors: Antonio Marin and Otto Scheuren
Production Designer: Daniela Hinestroza
Executive Producers: Shelby Farrell & Juan Avella
 

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Just Go!

Description

Inspired by the incredible true story about a young man JUST (24), who lost both of his legs in a childhood accident and who is in love with the girl next door - IEVA (23).

The story begins when JUST meets IEVA on the doorstep of the house they both live in. They start a flirty conversation that is interrupted by two thieves, who rob Ieva in front of JUST.

In the blink of an eye JUST decides to follow the thieves to retrieve IEVA’S bag and conquer her heart.
 

Cast & Crew

Just: Aleksandrs Ronis
Ieva: Jana Herbsta
Thief 1: Toms Velicko
Thief 2: Sergejs Fjodorovs

Director: Pāvels Gumennikovs
DOP: Martins Jansons
Script: Laura Lapina
Composer: Michael Bachnmiller
Editor: Pavels Gumennikovs

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Sunday Saxon

Description

A young boy escapes an environment filled with impulsive behavior, bad influences, and parental neglect to encounter a slow moving, long living, and all knowing creature that assures him everything is going to be fine.
 

Cast & Crew

Marquis Moore
Dominique Dauwe
Christina Stanley
Daniel Robertson
Old Man Saxon

Director: Anthony Yano Hays
Director of Photography: Jason Adler
Producer: Brittany Ballard
 

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The Jump Off

Description

Idealistic young man, Nigel is happily content with his secret trysts with his DL lover, Malik, keeping their romance between them.  After a night of passion, Nigel attempts to legitimize their relationship by kissing him in public, setting in motion a series of events that leads to heartbreak.
 

Cast & Crew

Nigel: David A. Wallace
Malik: Michael Rishawn
Tristan: DaQuon Bradford

Cinematographer: Elegance Bratton
Executive Producer: Brittany Fennell
Producer: Lauren Owen
HMU & Wardrobe: Chester Algernal
 

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