A House Full of Thorns

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  • Hop the twig
  • Protect the Nation
  • Lars
  • The Film I Did Not Forget
  • Special Delivery
  • Talk
  • A House Full Of  Thorns
  • Always Sprinkle Pepper

Hop the TwigHop the twig


Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Rated: G
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Kyle Rideout
Producer: Kyle Rideout, Yifeng Song, Josh Epstein, Naomi Wright


Death strikes a mortal blow… to a common house plant.  This plunges little Audrey into her deepest fear, that one day her mother will meet the same fate.

Protect the NationProtect the Nation


Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, South Africa
Rated: PG
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: C. R. Reisser
Producer: Marcus Machura, Thomas Reisser

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In the spring of 2008, a shocking wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants spread across South Africa, leading to the deaths of sixty-two people and the displacement of over 40,000. “Protect the Nation” is a humble and intimate look inside the struggles of a community and the consequences of greed, miscommunication and hate. When faced with the unexpected kindness of a stranger, a young boy begins to question himself. Does he have the courage to do what’s right?




Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: Manuela Rossi
Producer: Adam Perly, Manuela Rossi


Lars, a young Stasi Lieutenant, discovers his parents are underground smugglers and struggles to reconcile his feeling of kinship with his ideology.


The Film I Did Not ForgetThe Film I Did Not Forget

Genre: Drama, Documentary
Country: Uruguay | Brazil
Rated: G
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Renato C. Gaiarsa
Producer: Renato C. Gaiarsa


During a trip to Uruguay, he filmed his girlfriend. After a break-up he returned to Sao Paulo and recorded the empty apartment where they both lived. As a result, pieces of love memories in the form of film.

Special DeliverySpecial Delivery

Genre: Musical
Country: USA
Rated: PG
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Charlie Cunliffe
Producer: Mary Cunliffe


Special Delivery” is a story about a group of matchmaking friends who get an unexpected surprise when they set up a wall flower and a quirky delivery person. They witness how love can truly transform people in ways they could not have imagined


Genre: Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Callie Lane
Producer: Mike Hume, Callie Lane, Amir Nader


When Michael’s girlfriend Eloise surprises him with a day out at the beach he is blissfully unaware that soon his life will begin to spiral out of control.

A House Full of ThornsA House Full Of  Thorns


(“Unha casa con silveiras”)


Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rated: G
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: Roi Fernandez
Producer: Roi Fernandez


The journey of a Galician actress trying to find her place in NYC breaking through her communication problems.


Always Sprinkle PepperAlways Sprinkle Pepper


Genre: Family
Country: USA
Rated: G
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Evan Trout, Alex Rodgers
Producer: Evan Trout, Alex Rodgers


Cinematic representation of the poem ‘Always Sprinkle Pepper’ by Shel Silverstein. A rebellious boy sprinkles pepper in his hair. He discovers that the pepper in his hair saves him from Wild Barbazoops and old hags.