Event

Short Film Program 2: YOUNG LOVE
01
Oct
2016

Short Film Program 2: YOUNG LOVE

  • Location:411 Troutman Street Brooklyn NY 11237
  • Venue:Lot 45
  • Length:04:20 pm – 05:40 pm

Short Film Program 2: Young Love

Total Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
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Summer’s Around the Corner I Directed by Lana Boy, Emmanuel Berthelot I RT 7 min.

SYNOPSIS:
Summer, a morose young woman in her twenties works at a flower shop under the supervising of her hardhanded Bulgarian boss, Katerina. Her everyday life consists of standing behind the counter, not doing anything, and hanging with her best friend Marvin, who’s obviously in love with her. Unfortunately this might just be the end of it as Mr Lawrence, the owner of the funeral home across the street has his eyes on Katerina’s Flower Shop.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Lana Boy is a french-american actor, director and writer. Coming from a theatre background and having performed as a pantomime, she developed her attraction to comedic characters in film early on in her career. It was when she met Emmanuel Berthelot that her writing blossomed. Together, the world of Summer rapidly blossomed and has been getting a lot of attention from multiple festivals.

Emmanuel Berthelot is a 24 year old actor, writer, director from Paris. He started directing 5 years ago with a webseries called “Les Comédiens” that managed to count over 60,000 views on YouTube. He then kept writing, directing and acting in his own work such as Summer’s Around The Corner, which he wrote with his partner Lana Boy. They are currently working together on a feature film in which they will take on both leading parts.
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Love Stinks I Directed by I Alicia Harris I RT 12 min.

SYNOPSIS:
Jay is a headstrong 13-year-old girl who, along with her two best friends, acquires a Playgirl magazine. She declares that if they look at it, it will magically kick-start their entry into womanhood. Set in the 80s, it’s a film about girlhood, growing up and the importance of friendship.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Alicia Harris is an emerging filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. She recently graduated from Ryerson University, with a BFA in Film Studies, and a Certificate of Design for Arts & Entertainment. Alicia’s short documentary “Fatherhood,” was awarded the Royal Reel Award (Canada International Film Festival), and Best Short Film (Scarborough Film Festival). “Love Stinks” is her fiction directorial debut, and was awarded Best Director, Best Film and the People’s Choice award at the Ryerson University Film Festival. Alicia’s long term goal is to continue to tell stories about women. View her work here: www.aliciakharris.com

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Rebeca Ortiz is a toronto-based filmmaker who recently graduated from Ryerson University with a BFA in Film Studies and a Minor in Spanish. In 2014, her short film “CHOMP” was selected to be screened on the Pattison Onestop screens within the Toronto transit systems and won Most Ambitious Film by a Female Filmmaker at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. She is also one of eight students selected to attend a course on International Co-production in Munich this fall. Rebeca hopes to continue creating films with unique women stories and fresh new characters like “Love Stinks”.
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Bluebeard I Directed by Rachel Cole, Kimberlee Venable I RT 11 min.

SYNOPSIS:
Bluebeard is a modern adaptation of the French fairy tale with the same name and follows one night with a woman who has recently moved into the home of her partner. This dark short explores the unknown space between intimacy and asks questions about the limits of knowledge within a partnership.

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:
Rachel Garber Cole is a performer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. These days she makes short, somewhat narrative, somewhat non narrative films and videos. She also hosts a monthly Bring Your Own Film film and video open mic in Brooklyn.

Kimberlee Venable grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio and received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After moving to New York she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys collaborating on projects ranging from experimental and narrative film to documentary. Recent works include: Monsters & Animals (NonPlussed – 2016, QWFF – 2016), Entrepreneur (BFF – 2015), Bright in Here (QWFF – 2015).
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Break I Directed by Nicholas Payne Santos I RT 8 min.

SYNOPSIS:
A young couple’s relationship changes forever after an encounter with a local contractor.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Nicholas Payne Santos is a 28-year-old filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, NY. He writes, directs, and produces for BullMoose Pictures and is a proud member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Santos was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is of Cape Verdean descent. He attended Ithaca College, where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Cinema & Photography.
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Everybody does it I Directed by Megan Brotherton I RT 11 min.

SYNOPSIS:
Claire’s life is not going as planned. A bad break up, a long dry spell, and an irregular period, leave her wondering if she’s missing something sexually. Claire’s therapist challenges her to take her sexuality into her own hands—literally, which for Claire proves to be a difficult task. Will she conquer her embarrassment, shame, and the enormous dildo she inadvertently shoplifted?

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
First time writer-director Megan Brotherton earned her MFA in Acting at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, which included a 3-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. Since moving to Los Angeles, Megan found her creative home at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where she writes and performs improv and sketch comedy. Several of Megan’s online sketches have recently been featured on FunnyOrDie.com. She also directed two seasons of the parody web series Golden California. Megan is currently in post-production on a pilot that she wrote and directed and a dramatic short film called Buttercup.
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Lima Lo-Fi I Directed by Juan Carlos A. Sanchez Sosa I RT 6 min.

SYNOPSIS:
In a city where practically is governed by corruption , informality and illegal. The youth of this city isolated from all that and take refuge in drugs and love.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Juan Carlos Alvaro Sanchez Sosa is an Peruvian Independent Filmmaker, born in Lima, Peru, June 9, 1986. Though he was raised in a family of doctors, Juan discovered his passion for art and music, and started a band called Sonora Caverna. He studied advertising at UPC (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas) and went on to work as an Assistant Director for TV Commercials. He began his own Production Company and has been involved in several independent music shows. Juan is currently working on a couple different projects including a graphic novel, a script for a feature, and is in the pre-production stages for a short film.
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God Saw I Was A Dog I Directed by Matthew Farrell I RT 11 min.

SYNOPSIS:
A Brooklyn couple cater to their appetites as they ignore the catastrophe unfolding outside their apartment.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Matthew Farrell was born in New York City and is currently an M.F.A. Directing student at Columbia University. He has also been a member of Local 52 I.A.T.S.E. since 2008 and produced content for Current TV, UN Women, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Vera Meat.
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Chocolate Cake I Directed by Benjamin Shweky I RT 10 min.

SYNOPSIS:
A nostalgic tale about a boy who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead, he finds all the company he needs in his mother’s delicious chocolate cake. One night he has a horrible dream and awakens with a craving for the cake.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Born and raised in Brooklyn with stops in Toronto, London and Paris, Ben finally welcomed his fascination with movies during a midnight stroll by the Seine, having stumbled onto a Woody Allen set.

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