Simon, You Ass - Claire Barrault, Director

Simon, You Ass

Simon, You Ass

Directed by Claire Barrault

Narrative Short
France | 14 min | 2017


Alain goes to visit his grandson, Simon, who has attempted suicide for the first time. Distraught by Simon’s act, Alain tries to turn the situation into a joke. But the moral lesson he’d initially prepared doesn’t unfold the way he’d planned.



Claire Barrault, DirectorClaire Barrault
Director

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Director: Claire Barrault
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: French, English subtitles
Runtime: 14 min
Rating: PG-13

Credits


Producer: Marc Bellay, Lubna Beautemps
Writer:
 Claire Barrault

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Brunch - Directed by Jordan Cooper

Brunch

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Brunch

Directed by Jordan Cooper

Narrative Short
USA | 22 min | 2017


After two months of dating his first serious girlfriend, Ethan Lewis discovers something about her personal life that may be a deal breaker. As he anxiously waits for her to show up on what could be their final date, he looks back on their brief relationship.



Brunch - Directed by Jordan CooperJordan Cooper
Director

Jordan Cooper grew up in Hermosa Beach, CA, a small beach town just outside of Los Angeles. At the age of twelve, Jordan started to write his first feature-length screenplay and at age sixteen, began performing stand up comedy in LA. Jordan is currently a student at the University of New Haven in CT. Initially, he began his college career as a forensic psychology major but during his sophomore year decided to change his field of study to film production.

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Director: Jordan Cooper
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 22 min
Rated: R

Credits


Producer: Jordan Cooper, Carol Sue Saltzman, Claudine Coley
Writer:
 Jordan Cooper
Cinematographer: Mike Magilnick
Editors: James Andrykowski, Jordan Cooper
Art Direction: Greg Bereski Jr.
Makeup: Jenessa Ives
Production Manager:
Jeff Vibes
Second Assistant Director:
Thomas Delfino
Art Department:
Tom Riccio
Sound:
John Bradley, Aaron Miller
Food Stylist: Christina Mattinson
Camera & Electrical: Spencer Jahn, Ray Philips, David Sikora, Ty Stone
Location: Kate Eisemann

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Lawman - Directed by Matthew Gentile

Lawman

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Lawman

Directed by Matthew Gentile

Narrative Short
USA | 13 min | 2017


1875, Indian Territory.

Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head.

When Bass charges into the desert, he engages in a shootout with two outlaws, Maha and Glen Huddleston, also African-American. Bass kills Maha in the gunfight, and arrests Glen, ordering him to carry Maha’s body across the desert back to Fort Smith.

Over the course of their journey, Glen questions Bass’ choice of career and tries to psych Bass out in an unorthodox attempt at escape, a tactic that works as Bass begins to question his own mind in regards to the idea of justice and choosing to fight for a law and a country that may never fight for him.



Matthew Gentile, DirectorMatthew Gentile
Director

Matthew Gentile is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he earned a BA in English & Film Studies from Connecticut College and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.

His AFI thesis film, FRONTMAN, won the 2016 Student Emmy for Best Directing from the Television Academy Foundation, as well as the Dolby + Vizio Vision Award at AFI Fest. FRONTMAN went on to play over fifty film festivals around the world, winning a dozen prizes.

Off the strength of the film, Matthew was selected to direct a short film through the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab in Japan, which aired on NHK.

Currently, Matthew is working on his first feature, AMERICAN MURDERER.

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Director: Matthew Gentile
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Josh Aichenbaum
Cinematographer: Kalilah Robinson
Cast:
Lance Reddick, Tory Kittles, Erica Tazel

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Un Minutito - Directed by Javer Macipe

Un Minutito

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Un Minutito

Directed by Javier Macipe

Narrative Short
Spain | 8 min | 2016


María spends her days trying to collect signatures against a law she considers unfair, but nobody has time to listen to her. When she starts getting desperate, she meets Alejandro, who has a present for her.



Javer Macipe, DirectorJavier Macipe
Director

JAVIER MACIPE (Zaragoza, ESPAÑA, 1987). He studied Audiovisual Communication (UCM) and specialized in Directing at the School of Cinema of Cuba (EICTV). In his career his work has spanned the fields of fiction and documentary, developing hybrid genres among both these areas in his latest works. Due to the major impact of his work, he was awarded a grant by the prestigious Fundación Antonio Gala to young artists for the accomplishment of his first feature film “The disadvantages of not being God” which premiered at the Festival of Malaga and won several national and international awards.

In 2014 in Portugal he made his short film “Os Menino do rio”, which so far has received more than 80 international awards, among them in Spain: Short of the Year at Promofest, Zinebi, Huelva, FibABC… Currently, Javier is preparing his second fiction feature film, a co-production between Spain, Argentina and Germany.

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Director: Javier Macipe
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish, English subtitles
Runtime: 8 min
Rating: PG

Credits


Producer: Amelia Hernandez
Writer:
 Javier Macipe
Cinematographer: Javier Macipe
Art Director: Javier Macipe
Music: Alejandro Gutierrez
Sound:
Andrea Canalis
Editing:
Javier Macipe
Cast:
Maria Jaimez, Alejandro Gutierrez

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One Picture - Faustino Garcia Director

One Picture

One Picture

Directed by Garcia Zamora

Narrative Short
Argentina | 9 min | 2017


Joaquín, a clumsy photographer, walks through a park looking for a inspiring picture. He has never imagined the picture will find him.

A lightly humorous film playing on privacy and intent and occasionally utilizing site gags (think the character eating the sandwich). This will keep audiences’ attention. It is not award worthy, but it will be appreciated and fit perfectly into a Live, Laugh, Love like short slot.



Male SilhouetteFaustino Garcia Zamora
Director

Independent filmmaker. Works as a camera in cinema, advertising, TV shows and music videos. ¨One Picture¨ is his first short film as director and screenwriter. In this story, he creates a world of comedy through absurd characters and friendly dogs.

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Director: Faustino Garcia Zamora
Country: Argentina
Year: 2017
Language: Spanish, English subtitles
Runtime: 9 min
Rating: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Faustino Garcia Zamora
Cinematographer: Juan Maglione
Art Director: Hernan Aragunde, Marilina Martignone
Music: Sato Valiente, Guil Aztobiza
Sound:
Facundo Gomez
Editing:
Faustino Garcia Zamora
Cast:
Ignacio Aramburu, Inex Aldaburu

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Seven Minutes - Directed by Assaf Machnes

Seven Minutes

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Seven Minutes

Directed by Assaf Machnes

Narrative Short
Israel | 14 min | 2017


In order to go home for the weekend with the rest of the platoon, a fresh IDF soldier has to complete a one final task in 7 minutes.



Assaf Machnes, Director | Seven MinutesAssaf Machnes
Director

Writer-director based in Tel Aviv. 

I began my film quest in Minshar School Of Arts, Tel Aviv, while studying Mathematics in TA university. 

In 2013 I’ve completed my film studies in London, specialising in Cinematography.

After touring around the world with my graduation film, I’ve returned to Israel and received a development fund for the writing my 1st full-length feature project. Since my return, I’ve been busy developing projects both for the big and the small screen, and got selected for the 2015 Berlinale Talent program and the 2016 Locarno Film Academy. 

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Film Information


Director: Assaf Machnes
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producers: Gal Greenspan
Writer: Assaf Machnes
Cast: Yuval Yonash
Cast:
Yechiel Asseraf
Cast: Micha Rozenkier

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