Litterbugs

Litterbugs

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Litterbugs

Directed by Peter Stanley-Ward

Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 15 min | 2016


Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.

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Litterbugs - Peter Stanley WardPeter Stanley-Ward
Director, Writer

After a series of experimental short films that were well received by festivals at home and internationally (including BBC Talent Short Film Competition and Wellington Fringe Festival, New Zealand) Peter made ‘Small Town Folk’ (STF), a zero budget feature film made entirely by himself with the help of his closest friends as cast and crew. STF sold to the home entertainment market in over 30 territories including to Lionsgate for the US (Cannes, 2007). It was also selected for genre film festivals around the world (including London UK Film Focus LUFF and San Francisco’ s Another Hole in the Head).

In 2010 Peter co-founded Treehouse Digital, a ‘Story Laboratory’ specialising in high concept family entertainment. The company nurtures original ideas through each stage of production, and incorporates a VFX studio, editorial and sound facilities. Treehouse also has a growing blue chip client base and has been recognised as a Future Leader in Creative England’s ‘CE50’ report. In January 2016 Treehouse delivered all 75 VFX and SFX shots in the short film ‘Litterbugs’, directed and co-written by Peter. ‘Litterbugs’ was fully funded by Creative England and the British Film Institute under their Emerging Talent Fund, and is now going out to film festivals and has attached a leading sales agent.

Peter currently has several family feature films and television shows in development with Mighty Atom Entertainment, Ingenious Media, and Executive Producer Tim Patterson (former Nickelodeon VP, Director of Programming).

Film Information


Director: Peter Stanley Ward
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2016
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Writer: Peter Stanley-Ward, Natalie Conway
Producer: Nicole Carmen-Davis, Chris Musselwhite
Cinematography/DP: Jaime Feliu Torres
Editor: Tom Saville
Composer: Michael Price

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Swimming In The Desert - Alvaro Ron, Director

Swimming In The Desert

Kid’s Saturday Morning Indie Short Slot

Sat Feb 24, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
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Swimming In The Desert

Directed by Alvaro Ron
Narrative Short
USA | 18 min | 2017


In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce, in the California High Desert, a ten year old girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.



Swimming In The Desert - Alvaro Ron, DirectorAlvaro Ron
Director

Alvaro Ron has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning short films around the world. These include “The Red Thunder” (More than 300 Film Festival Official Selections, Finalist at the 26th Producers Guild of America Awards) “To Kill or Not to Kill” (official selection PBS Independent Film Festival), and “Behind the Curtain” starring Emmy Award- winner Peter MacNicol. He has executive produced and directed critically acclaimed TV shows including the Spanish adaptation of BBC ́s “Life on Mars”. He also developed “The Protected” for ABC Family.

His work is mostly known for a unique whimsical vision of the world and for his thought- provoking yet entertaining stories that have reached millions of people internationally. With a personally, diverse background, Ron has a keen eye for the conflicts of minorities and society’s voiceless. His latest film, “Swimming in the Desert”, delves into those who are suffering California’s drought while at the same time getting into the scarcity of clean water in our planet. This short film shows the local effects of a global problem.

Ron’s producer credits include feature films like “Americano” (directed by Kevin Noland; Starring Josh Jackson and Dennis Hopper) and “Green Zone” (directed by Paul Greengrass; Starring Matt Damon, Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear).

Alvaro Ron is a graduate of UCLA and a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

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Film Information


Director: Alvaro Ron
Country: US-Spain
Year: 2017
Language: English, ASL
Runtime:  18 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Rosana Tomas, Guillermo Escalona, Saray Deiseil, Alvaro Ron
Executive Producers: Axel Caballero, Ben Lopez, Sergio Aguero, Marc Cotè, Edmon Roch
Writer: Alvaro Ron, Rafael Alvarez

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Light Sight

Light Sight

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Light Sight

Directed by Seyed M. Tabatabaei

Narrative Short
Iran | 8 min | 2016


M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.



Light Sight - Seyed TabatabaeiSeyed M. Tabatabaei
Director, Writer

Seyed M. Tabatabaei has a BSc. in Architectural Engineering from Ajman University of Science & Technology. In 2006, he won the first prize of Emaar’s “Hill’s Drive Row House Development” architectural competition, held among a number of GCC countries. Besides working as a professional architect and 3d visualizer in architectural firms in Dubai, his passion for multimedia activities encouraged him to devote a major amount of his time to photography, film editing and production of short documentaries. In 2012 He was accepted to study MA. in Animation at Tehran University of Art & Light Sight is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for this degree. He is currently planning to continue his study in the field of multimedia.

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Director: Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Language:  n/a
Runtime:  8 min
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Producer: Simin Farrokh Ahmadi
Sound Design & Mix: Behrooz Shahamat
Animation & VFX: Seyed M. Tabatabaei

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Water Path for a Fish Mercedes Marro

Water Path for a Fish

Kid’s Saturday Morning Indie Short Slot

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Water Path for a Fish

Directed by Mercedes Marro

Narrative Short
Spain | 7 min | 2016


It’s a starry night when Oscar sees from his window… a little goldfish jumping on a dirty puddle! Two cats are watching from the shadows. Oscar will help the goldfish through a rampant adventure in a nighty Latin American, with the lack os water as a backdrop



Water Path for a Fish Mercedes MarroMercedes Marro
Director

Mercedes Marro has more than 25 years of experience in the animation industry. After offering animation services for years to the main spanish studios, in 1997 she joins PIRULI MOVIES, as creative director. In 2001 she founds TOMAVISTAS, focusing in the creation and production of series aimed to kids. Some of her latest productions are: “Water path for a fish” (2D animation shortfilm, 7’, 2015), “Pikkuli” (2D animation TV series, 26×5’, 2015), and the EMMY kids Awards 2012 nominee “Ask Lara” (2D animation TV series, 26 x11’, 2012).

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Director: Mercedes Marro
Country: Spain/Colombia/France
Year: 2016
Language: No dialogue
Runtime:  7 min
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Xavier Romero

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It's All in Your Head

It’s All in your Head

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It’s All in Your Head

Directed by Greg Jeffs

Narrative Short
Canada | 6 min | 2016



It's All in Your Head - Greg JeffsGreg Jeffs
Director, Writer

Greg Jeffs first produced Dead Walkers (dir: Spencer Estabrooks, 2009) which quickly became one of the most successful short films of the year. After premiering in Toronto at Toronto after Dark, the film toured to Spain, London, Los Angeles and New York. In Spain, at Sitges, the film was acquired for worldwide distribution by Shorts International where it became one of the first Canadian short films to be made available for purchase in the iTunes store. In July 2011, the film was acquired for Canadian broadcast on Movie Central. The Alberta Media Development Fund awarded his company, Insurrection Films Inc. with development support to explore feature expansion. Greg wrote and produced his second short film, TASHA (2012, dir: Spencer Estabrooks) which was funded by BRAVOFACT and aired nationally (Canada) on SPACE. His 3rd short film (writer, Producer) THE HUNT, was acquired by RAVEN BANNER FILMS for a theatrical release in Canada and in January of 2014 it was named the best short film of 2013 by RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE.

In 2015, Greg was selected as a participant in the National Screen Institute’s Features First initiative for HIDDEN STAR, written by his wife Colette Jeffs.

It’s All in Your Head is his directorial debut.

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Film Information


Director: Greg Jeffs
Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Language:  English
Runtime:  6 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Writer: Greg Jeffs
Producer: Greg Jeffs, Colette Jeffs
Cinematography/DP: Regan Enderl
Editor: Ken Filewich C.C.E

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Doctor of Monster

Doctor of Monster

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Doctor of Monster

Directed by Gustavo Teixeira

Narrative Short
Brazil | 11 min | 2017


Dudu has already chosen his future profession, now will have to face his fears to become a doctor of monsters.



Doctor of Monster - Gustavo TeixeiraGustavo Teixeira
Director,  Writer

GUSTAVO TEIXEIRA (Taubaté, BRAZIL, 1985). Brazilian filmmaker graduated by the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in Paris, France. Now he works as a director in his film studio Palma Filmes based in São Paulo, Brazil. “Médico de monstro” is his first professional short film as a director.

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Film Information


Director: Gustavo Teixeira
Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Runtime: 11min
Rated: PG

Credits


Writer: Gustavo Teixeira, Rodrigo Estravini
Producer: Daniel Mascarenhas
Director of Photography: Alice Andrade Drummond
Art Director: Rafael Blas

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The Divers Cloth Lying Empty

Diver’s Cloth Lying Empty, The

Kid’s Saturday Morning Indie Short Slot

Sat Feb 24, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
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The Diver’s Cloth Lying Empty

Directed by Theo Taplitz

Narrative Short
USA | 4 min | 2016


A boy tries to understand himself as he moves between the real world and the world inside his head.



The Divers Cloth Lying Empty - Theo TaplitzTheo Taplitz
Director,  Writer

Theo Taplitz is a 15-year-old filmmaker, actor and musician, living and making movies in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. He most recently appeared as one of the leads in Ira Sachs’ feature film, Little Men that premiered at Sundance 2016. He was named one of the “Best Young Talents of 2016” by Film School Rejects and one of “13 Dazzling Actors Who Made Their Movie Debuts in 2016” by Vanity Fair.

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Film Information


Director: Theo Taplitz
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 4 min
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Theo Taplitz
Producer: Theo Taplitz
Director of Photography: Theo Taplitz
Key Cast: Dominic Smith, Daniel Taplitz, Connie Covert

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