artificial

Artificial

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Artificial

Directed by David P. Sañudo

Short Narrative
Spain | 20 minutes | 2015


Xabier (Gorka Otxoa) goes for a job interview. What he doesn’t know is that he has already been selected. CORPSA offers to pay him 80,000 if he agrees to be cloned. But more than just a lot of money depends on his decision.  Still, Xabier isn’t sure. What if runs into someone identical to himself one day? Who can reassure him he won’t be replaced?



artificial-david-perez-sadunoDavid P. Sañudo
Director/Producer

A graduate in Audiovisual Communication from Madrid’s Carlos III University, he spent time in Università di Roma III (Italy) and Middlebury College (USA) and holds a Master in Cinematographic Direction from the ESCAC. After several short films during his student days, in 2010 he directed its first short film on 35mm, Indirizzo, produced by ESCAC and Escandalo Films. To date, this short film has been part of the Official Section of the Malaga Film Festival, the Sitges Festival (Nova Autoría Section), the Zaragoza Film Festival and the Montevideo Film Schools Festival, as well as being a finalist in the FNAC short film new talent awards 2012. Within the cinema industry, he also works on directing teams (No habrá paz para los malvados, 23f, Tierra de lobos,…) production teams (The Cold Light of Day), and directed the “making of” of Sueño y silencio (Jaime Rosales), filmed in Paris and the Delta del Ebro (Spain). In 2013 he directed the short film Agur, starring Fernando Albizu, which won 8 awards and more than 30 selections.

In 2014 Malas Vibraciones had its premiere. The film, which is now in distribution and has been featured in various competitions such as the Dublin International Film and Music Festival (Ireland), Timishort (Romania), Utah Art Festival (USA), Oregon Underground Film Festival (USA) -Prize for Best Director- and the Vitoria-Gasteiz Festival (Spain) CORTADA, where it won the Gureak Award for Best Basque

In 2015 he is filming Artificial, starring Gorka Otxoa and Aitor Mazo.

He is currently working on his Doctorate in Audiovisual Communication. He directs advertising as well as being an playwright and theatre director

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Film Information


Director: David P. Sañudo
Country: Spain
Year: 2015
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 20 minutes

Credits


Producer: Luis Espinosa
Executive Producers: Luis Espinosa, David P. Sañudo and Gonzalo Gómez
Associate Producers:  Oscar Baro, Sergio Barrejón, Jon D. Domínguez, Lluís Murua, David Pérez Sañudo, Rubén Salazar, Álex Montoya, and Sergio Granda
Cinematographer/DP:   Víctor Benavides
Assistant Art Director:
 Fernando Pérez Sañudo
Original Music/Composer:  Jorge Granda
Art Director: Lita Echeverría
Writer: Sergio Granda
Dresser: Elixabet Núñez
Editor: Lluis Murua
VFX: Rubén Salazar

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Blitz

Blitz

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Wed Feb 24, 20166 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Blitz

Directed by Faraday Okoro

Short Narrative
USA | 9 minutes | 2015


A father and son agree to a ‘winner take all’ blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.



Blitz - Faraday OkoroFaraday Okoro
Director, Producer, Writer

Faraday Okoro is a New York City based Nigerian-American filmmaker. Named after Michael Faraday, a 19th century English physicist and chemist, the idea of pursuing a career in science has been instilled in Faraday since birth. Though, despite his upbringing and name for that matter, Faraday was inspired to pursue a career in filmmaking after watching 20 minutes of the film Road to Perdition. Faraday has a BA in Radio, TV & Film from Howard University and is currently pursuing a MFA in filmmaking at the prestigious New York University – Tisch School of the Arts.

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Director: Faraday Okoro
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 9 minutes

Credits


Editor: Faraday Okoro
Cinematographer:
Sheldon Chau
Executive Producer:
Faraday Okoro
Sound Mixer/Boom:
Einet Korman
Key Cast:
Donavon Dietz and Antonio Barrera

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Child K

Child K

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Child K

Directed by Robert De Feo and Vito Palumbo

Short Narrative
Italy | 19 minutes | 2014


Based on a true story. Pomssen. Saxony, 1937. Richard e Lina Kretschkopf are a young peasant couple who live in a small house in the the middle of the German hills. Richard’s desire to have a child has grown to the point to become an obsession, especially after an event that has deeply affected him: a first pregnancy of Lina’s that ended up tragically. Lina appears anguished by her husband’s increasing and almost morbid behaviour, who has begun to build a cradle for his not yet conceived son. Lina eventually learns that she is pregnant again; for Richard begins a new wait filled with hope. It will only be a bitter delusion which will put in motion one of the most terrible events in history.

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Child K - Roberto de FeoRobert De Feo
Director/Writer

Roberto De Feo was born on August 8, 1981 in Bari, Apulia, Italy. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. Known for his short film “Ice Scream” (2010) one of the most awarded worldwide in 2010/11. His last short movie “Child k” (2015) is produced by the Academy Award Winning production “Colorado Film” and has won the special prize at “Silver Ribbons” awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. He is represented by Officine Artistiche (Italy).

Child K - Vito PalumoVito Palumbo 
Director
Vito Palumbo was born on July 4, 1974 in Agropoli, Italy. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. Known for his short film “Ice Scream” (2010) one of the most awarded worldwide in 2010/11.

His last short movie “Child k” (2015) is produced by the Academy Award Winning production “Colorado Film” and has won the special prize at “Silver Ribbons” awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

Film Information


Directors: Robert De Feo and Vito Palumbo
Country: Italy
Year: 2014
Language: German with English and Italian subtitles
Runtime: 19 minutes

Credits


Producers: Raffaele Petrone and Alessandro Usai
Film Editor: Vito Palumbo
Cinematographer/DP:   Federico Annicchiarico 
Writers: 
Vito Palumbo and Roberto De Feo
Sound: Renato Minichelli
Assistant Art Director:
   Mattia Lorusso
Key Cast: Ralph Palka, Lorenzo Patane, and Carlotta Verny

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Cold War

Cold War

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Wed Feb 24, 2016 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Cold War

Directed by Richard Gray

Short Narrative
USA  | 9 minutes | 2015


In the midst of the Cold War, a Soviet soldier makes his way across the Bering Strait to the frozen shores of Alaska. When he is found by an armed hunter, he must convince her, without being able to speak English, that he is a genuine defector.



Cold War - Richard GrayRichard Gray 
Director/Producer

Richard was born in Melbourne, Australia. He is a graduate of the Victorian College of The Arts, School of Film and Television.

His short film “Yellow Brick Dreams” won multiple international film festival awards.

Richard was Runner-up in Project Greenlight 2007 with his screenplay, “Summer Coda”, which moves into production in 2009.

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Director: Richard Gray
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: Russian
Runtime: 8 minutes

Credits


Producers: Jaime Houge and Michele Gray
Executive Producer: T. Patman-Thomas
Cinematographer/DP:  John Garrett
Writer:
Lee Zacariah
Editor: Max Miller
Assistant Director:
  Kim Barnard

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In The Blink

In the Blink

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Wed Feb 24, 2016 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


In the Blink

Directed by Damien Patrik

Short Narrative
USA | 5 minutes | 2015


Time flies…faster than you can ever imagine.



In the Blink - Damien PatrikDamien Patrik
Director, Producer, Writer

Damien Patrik is the Writer/Director/Producer of a number of short films including “Cheese!,” “Directors on Directing,” and “First and Last,” which have collectively been official selections in over a hundred and sixty film festivals, including prestigious festivals like Phoenix, Sedona, Orlando, and Williamstown, and won a couple dozen audience choice and jury awards.

He has worked as an actor, a casting director, and in production on network television specials with stars like Bette Midler (The Earth Day Special), and Milton Berle (Bugs Bunny’s 50th Anniversary Special).

He taught and produced voiceover workshops in Hollywood in collaboration with Dolores Diehl’s “Voiceover Connection”. He is currently working on raising funds for his debut feature, while his latest short films, “In The Blink” “StalkerZ” and “High Signs”, begin to travel around the festival circuit.

In the Blink | Damien Patrick

Film Information


Director: Damien Patrik
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 5 minutes

Credits


Cinematographer: Drummond West
Original Score and Sound Editing: Jason Downer
Editor: Damien Patrik
Key Cast:
Stu Goldstein

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unmappable Movie

Unmappable

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unmappable

Directed by Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma

Short Documentary
USA | 23 minutes | 2014


unmappable is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful and innovative – a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. The film explores the events that have defined his life by pointing at ideas, thoughts and beliefs that we usually do not think of as being mappable or explainable.



unmappable Jasmine Luoma

Jasmine Luoma


unmappable Diane Hudson

Diane Hudson

Director: Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma

Diane and Jasmine have been collaborating since their arrival at the Documentary Filmmaking MFA Program at Wake Forest University in 2012. Coming from a teaching background and a photojournalism background respectively, they blend their distinct talents to create films to engage and challenge festival audiences.

Director’s Statement

By society’s standards, sex offenders are expected to live life on the fringes. Our subject, however, does not. This film was intended to examine what makes him such an exception. It is our hope that it will confront viewers’ assumptions about ‘fixed’ human behavior, as well as provoke discussion on a topic many do their best to avoid.

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Film Information


Directors: Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime:  22 min

Credits


Producers: Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
Cinematographer/DP:   Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
Editors:  
Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
Motion Graphics Artist: Bryan Campbell
Composer:  Jeff Markee

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