Event

Short Films: ‘Westerns, Space Odysseys, Social Thrillers, etc.’
14
Oct
2017

Short Films: ‘Westerns, Space Odysseys, Social Thrillers, etc.’

  • Location:1115 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Venue:LightSpace Studios New York
  • Length:04:45 pm – 06:25 pm

SHORT FILMS: ‘WESTERNS, SPACE ODYSSEYS, SOCIAL THRILLERS, ETC.’ // 1 hr 35m // Saturday // 4:45pm // LightSpace // Q&A with Directors Post-Screening


BLACK PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS // Directed by Donaldo Prescod // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2hcEeeQ

SYNOPSIS:

A comedic thriller that unabashedly explores the odd byroads and backwaters of the American landscape as a hitchhiker wonders if she’s just being racist, or if the black guy at the wheel really is the cannibalistic mass murderer the police are looking for. BPAD first premiered in Rule of 7×7, a bi-monthly short play festival, and it later returned in the Best Of series a few months after. It was well received by audiences and critics alike, and considered to be a “hilarious racial commentary” that provided a “charged discussion.”

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Donaldo Prescod: Actor, writer, and filmmaker from Boston, Mass. After receiving his BA in Cinema at SFSU he moved to New York to earn an MA in Acting at The New School for Drama. As an actor Donaldo has appeared in: Angels in America, Lend Me a Tenor, The New York premiere of The Recommendation (Craig Noel Award, Best New Play, 2014 Ovation Best Play) by Jonathan Caren, The Wundelsteipen by Nick Jones, True Bible Tales by Rob Asksins, Patrick’s Story and The End: When God Gave Up by Golden Globe winner Kyle Bradstreet, Richard III, Burn This, and Dylan directed by Liz Carlson, and The Feast by Cory Finley, directed by Courtney Ulrich. As a writer Donaldo has written numerous plays for the late night episodic #serials@theflea including The 1’s and 2’s, now a full length which had its NY premiere at The Tank, and 2014 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill center’s National Playwright Conference.


ICARUS // Directed by Tom Teller // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2yBst54

SYNOPSIS:

When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Tom grew up in Bend, Oregon where he discovered his passion for storytelling before moving to southern California to pursue film. He was a 2015 Student Academy Award finalist for his animated short, Hum and has spent the last four years directing narrative shorts, animation, and the feature length documentary The Rise of Enduro. Tom graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in film production from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and is in the process of beginning his Masters of Business Administration.


LIGHTNING IN THE HAND // Directed by Joey Grossfield // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2x7vEAj

SYNOPSIS:

Big business, the law, struggling silver miners, and a lone Apache clash over a claim dispute in 1890s New Mexico.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Joey Grossfield is Co-Executive Producer of the acclaimed A&E crime show, “The First 48.” He recently directed the award-winning short Western, “Lightning In The Hand.” Grossfield was nominated for an Emmy Award for editing the documentary, “The Devil Came on Horseback,” about the conflict in Darfur. He was trained as a sculptor at The Cooper Union in New York City.


NSFWHALE // Directed by Nathan Campbell & Alec Cummings // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

A whaling run takes a turn for the worse when a fearless captain and her small crew of whale-hunters encounter a far more ancient and horrible evil.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Nathan Campbell is an Australian-American animator and filmmaker originally from Melbourne, Australia now working in the San Francisco Bay Area as a freelance art director/ animator. Alec Cummings is a motion designer living in San Francisco, California who loves to help tell stories through the intersection of animation and design.


THE PARIS PROJECT // Directed by Tamara P. Carter // France

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2x7N0lf

SYNOPSIS:

A Brooklyn based artist moves to Paris to get married and start a new life. As an old life of crime catches up to him, he enters the depths of Paris’ underground art and spiritual drug scenes to settle a score)

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Born into a family of artists and musicians, Tamara P. Carter spent her childhood years sandwiched between a tough East Brooklyn neighborhood and New York’s bohemian West Village – in the music, fashion and contemporary art worlds. In 2013, Tamara graduated with an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Film and Television and landed a position as a staff writer on ABC FAMILY’S – THE FOSTERS. She was one of seven writers accepted into the ABC Television Writing Fellowship in 2014, has written drama series for ABC, FREEFORM and most recently HBOs acclaimed drama THE LEFTOVERS. Tamara is a lifetime contributor to the global music and lifestyle publication, Wax Poetics and has recently completed production on her debut short series, THE PARIS PROJECT. She resides in Brooklyn.


THESE WILD THINGS // Directed by Samantha Smith // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

Two strangers collide on a desolate bayou road & form a bond under a most bizarre circumstance.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Samantha is an award-winning writer and director. She is a member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). Her film, These Wild Things, was awarded the “Jury Award for Best LA Short Film” at the New Orleans Film Festival. Her previous film Si was awarded “Best Short Film” and “Best Cinematography” at the International Kids Film Festival in Brazil, and was also featured as “The Short of the Month.” Si is has been distributed by KIDS FIRST!® and is currently featured on PBS®. Her film Porcelain aired on The Kaleidoscope Kid’s TV Network™ and in 2015 won the “Jury Award” at the Boston Independent Film Festival. Samantha is currently developing her first feature film, Little Lying Wild. This year, Little Lying Wild was invited to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute Network and is currently making it’s way through development.


WHERE’S THE PARTY // Directed by Lana Boy // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

A girl looks for an unknown party, in an unknown place, for an unknown reason.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Lana Boy is an actress, filmmaker, and artist based in LA. Having grown up in the USA, Thailand, and France, she explores the many different sceneries nature has to offer. She has worked at the Cours Florent as a acting teaching and editor in Paris, and in 2013, directed a play called “Daisy Doll” where music, lighting and theatre would merge to create an interactive performance about a doll and a ventriloquist. Later on, in 2015, she started a production company where she directed narrative shorts and commercials.

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