In the Clouds

In the Clouds (En Las Nubes)

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


In the Clouds (En Las Nubes)

Directed by Marcelo Mitnik

Short Narrative
Argentina| 20 minutes | 2014


EN LAS NUBES (In the Clouds) explores the complicated -and often comedic- differences between how we think romance should work and how it actually does. Set around Buenos Aires during one momentous week in the lives of Mariela, an Argentinean illustrator, and Oliver, an American dog food executive working abroad, the film takes a look at cultural disagreements about intimacy and the way the once-simple idea of a marriage proposal has taken on an increasingly public, and sometimes ridiculous, weight in this golden age of YouTube.



In the Clouds - Marcelo Mitik

Marcelo Mitnik
Director, Producer, Writer

Marcelo grew up and attended film school in Cordoba, Argentina. After producing and directing commercials and music videos, he moved to the U.S to study at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Shortly after completing his Master’s degree in screenwriting, he was hired to write “Pretending,” the Hollywood remake of a South American film of the same name. Marcelo,whose work includes the script for the European/Canadian film “Dreamland,” is currently working on what will be his feature film debut as a director, and as producer and writer of a number of remake projects of South American films, including the English-language remake of 2009’s Berlin Film Festival winner, “Gigante.” His work as a writer, both in English and Spanish, has been recognized with a British Academy of Film and Television(BAFTA/LA) Fellowship, a Sloan Film Award, among others. His work as a director has been selected for over seventy film festivals and has been recognized with multiple awards

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Film Information


Director: Marcelo Mitnik
Country: Argentina
Year: 2014
Language: Spanish/English
Runtime: 20 minutes

Credits


Producers: Dave Kajganich and Paula Manzanedo Schmit
Executive Producer: Alex and Pola Zito
Co-Producer: Federico Posternak
Associate Producers: Maria Laura Ruggiero and Tamara Hunter
Cinematographer/DP:  Sol Lopatin
Art Director: Marina di Paola
Editors: Alejandro Brodersohn, Alejandro Carrillo Penovi, and Jose Manuel Streger
Production Assistants: Francisco Larralde, Gaston Cullici, and Rodrigo Lurlaro
Assistant and 2nd Assistant Directors: Fernando Alcalde, Marlene Grinberg, and Sabrina Garcia
Key Cast: Jeremy Glazer, Martin Piroyansky, Valerica Blanc, Alan Sabbagh, Javier Drolas, Luciano Cazaux, Luz Palazon, Maria Canale, and Veronica Hassan


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The Tugboat Captain's Ball

The Tugboat Captain’s Ball

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


The Tugboat Captain’s Ball

Directed by Rick A. Moore

Short Narrative
USA | 13 minutes | 2015


A bold, enigmatic woman flirts with the most handsome guy at a party and shows us that—in the search for love—the obstacles can seem as mysterious as outer space.




Rick Moore-TugboatRick A. Moore 

Director, Producer, Writer

Rick Moore’s feature film, “Putzel,” starring Melanie Lynskey, Jack T. Carpenter, Susie Essman, and John Pankow screened at over 60 film festivals, including: Seattle International FF; Palm Springs Int.; Cleveland Int.; Woodstock; BendFilm; Austin FF; Durango; and Phoenix Film Festival, picking up Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards along the way. It was distributed by John Sloss’s Cinetic Media and has screened on PBS channel WNET in New York, and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu.

Rick has also written for Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment; Lauren Shuler Donner’s The Donner Company and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

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Film Information


Director: Rick A Moore
Country:  USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 10 minutes

Credits


Producers:  Jack Carpenter  and Daniel Lugo
Cinematographer:  Andreas von Scheele
Writer: Rick A. Moore

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Help Point

Help Point

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


Help Point

Directed by Andrew Margetson

Short Narrative
UK | 12 minutes | 2014


Jack, having lost his car in an airport car park, meets Maya in the same predicament. Stuck together at the Help Point, Jack can’t resist trying to charm Maya, who in turn starts to confide in him. But a sudden interruption means the relationship doesn’t quite work out as planned.



Andrew Margetson Help Point - Andrew Margetson
Director/Writer

Andrew Margetson is an award-winning director of commercials. He has created memorable spots for many of the world’s top brands: Canon, Sony, Nike, Coca Cola, Alfa Romeo, Vodafone, Renault, Nintendo, Pepsi, Skoda, BBC.  Straight out of film school, Andrew landed a job on Channel 4’s cult entertainment show The Word, where he directed the TV debuts of many bands including Oasis and Blur. He went on to make TV comedy drama including The Grimleys for ITV and Playing the Field for BBC1. A short spot that Andrew wrote and directed for MTV entitled Underpants went on to win multiple awards and launch him into the world of promos and commercials.  Help Point is his first film made for cinema.

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Film Information


Director: Andrew Margetson
Country:  UK
Year: 2014
Language: English
Runtime: 12 minutes

Credits


Writer: Andrew Margetson
Producer: Nick Hudson
Key Cast:  Cian Barry, Ruta Gedmintas , and John Thomson


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Hasta la Vista

Hasta La Vista

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


Hasta la Vista

Directed by Matt Porter & Matt Kazman

Short Narrative
USA | 21 minutes | 2015


After offending someone at a party, Andy goes to desperate measures to prove his innocence.



Hasta la Vista - Matt PorterMatt Porter
Director/Editor

Matt Porter is a director, writer, and actor living in New York City. He is the co-star/co-director/co-writer of the Comedy Central web series NEW TIMERS, currently in production on it’s second digital season. Matt has written and directed content for Cracked, Funny or Die, Adult Swim, MTV Other, Sony, and others. His sketch series GOOD COP GREAT COP, a collaboration with painter/cartoonist Charlie Hankin, has been screened at SXSW, was an official selection at the New York Television Festival, and is a proud member of the Above Average network. In addition to his sketches, his narrative short films have screened at IFF Boston, Just for Laughs, The LES Film Festival, and a smattering of other places. His first narrative feature from his production company Dial Tone Pictures is called 5 DOCTORS and is currently in post-production. It’s about 5 doctors.


Hasta la Vista - Matt KazmanMatt Kazman
Director/Editor 

Matt is a filmmaker from Toronto who lives, works and occasionally sleeps in Brooklyn.
He has written and directed videos for MTV, CollegeHumor, Vox Media, and Refinery 29. His short film “FLAGPOLE” was nominated for a Student Academy Award, and has been featured on Devour and Short of the Week. His independent television pilot “LOVE’S A BITCH” screened at the New York Television Festival and was developed into a web-series for Bedrocket Media.
This year, he directed a show for MTV called “MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHOW” and his short film “HASTA LA VISTA” screened at the Just For Laughs festival, Austin Film Festival, and IFFBoston. His new short film “KILLER” will be screening at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. He’s currently prepping a feature. He apologizes in advance if he bugs you about any of this on Facebook.

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Hasta la Vista

Film Information


Director: Matt Porter & Matt Kazman
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 21 min

Credits


Editors: Matt Porter and Matt Kazman
Writer:  Josh Rabinowitz
Producer: 
Jeff Schwartz
Cinematographer: Ryan Nethery
Key Cast: Dan St. Germain, Joe Pera, Kevin Barnett, Sabrina Jalees, Jeffrey Joseph, Sarah Dooley, Jackie Zebrowski, Charlie Hankin, and  Josh Rabinowitz

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Birthday Movie

Birthday

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


Birthday

Directed by Chris King

Short Narrative
USA | 12 minutes | 2015


When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

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Chris King Chris King |Birthday
Director, Producer, Writer

Chris King is a multiple award winning filmmaker and three-time NorCal Emmy nominated television writer/producer. His feature-length and short screenplays have garnered national attention in The Nicholl Fellowship, the Chesterfield Film Project, Fade In Magazine and HBO’s Project Greenlight. Chris has made one feature length film and nine short films since graduating from film school at California State University Long Beach.

“Touching Down”, his debut (feature) film, received numerous film festival awards and nominations. His subsequent short films have played at over 150 film festivals, have been seen in over 160 cities in 90 countries, and have played internationally on the ShortsHD Channel. “Rachel” and “The Killing of Mary Surratt” are his most successful short films to date. Combined, they have played in over 130 cities in 40 countries. “Rachel” was only one of two US short films chosen for the prestigious Manhattan Short Film Festival, and lead actress Kelly Nixon won Best Actress at VisionFest New York the following week…the first time in the festival’s history that award went to an actor in a short instead of a feature. “The Killing of Mary Surratt”, about the first woman executed by the federal government for her role in the Lincoln assassination, was later picked up for distribution by the Surratt House Museum in Maryland, Ford’s Theatre National Museum in Washington DC, and law libraries around the country.

His more recent dramatic short films, “Proposal” and “Happiness”, ended their film festival runs garnering numerous awards and nominations. “Birthday” and “Pipe Dream: the Unlikely Success of Carol Burnett” are his latest short films.

Chris and his co-producer/co-writer wife Heather live in Roseville, California with their two daughters.

Awards


Best Live Action Short (Winner – Jury Award)
St.Louis Intl Film Festival  ( *Oscar qualified )

Best Narrative Short Film (Winner – Jury Award)
HollyShorts Film Festival

Best Short Film (Winner – Jury Award)
Fort Lauderdale Int Film Festival

Best Short Film (Winner – Jury Award)
Beverly Hills Film Festival

Best International Short (Winner – Jury Award)
Veterans Film Festival  (Australia)

Best Short Film  (Winner – Jury Award)
G.I. Film Festival

Best Narrative Short Film  (Winner – Jury Award)
Rivers Edge Film Festival

Best Short Film (Grand Jury Prize)
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Film Festival

Best Short Film (Grand Jury Prize)
Humboldt Intl Film Festival

Best Short Film (Grand Jury Prize)
Siouxland Film Festival


Best Short Film (Teen View Jury Prize)
Nantucket Film Festival

Best Live Action Short (Runner Up – tie)
Cleveland Intl FF  (*Oscar Qualifying Festival)

Best Short Film (Runner-up Jury Award)
Napa Valley Film Festiva
l

Best Director
Veterans Film Festival  (Australia)

Best Director
Carrboro Film Festival

Best Actress (Short Film)
Beverly Hills Film Festival

Best Actress (Short Film)
Visionfest ’15 New York

Best Actress
Veterans Film Festival  (Australia)

Best Actor
Veterans Film Festival  (Australia)

Next Great Filmmaker Award
Berkshire Intl Film Festival

Creativity Award
Forster Film Festival  (Australia)

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Sedona Intl Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Ashland Independent Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Narrative Short)
Traverse City Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Naples Intl Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Tacoma Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film )
Indiana Short Film Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Sacramento Film & Music Festival

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Fear No Film

Audience Award (Best Short Film)
Napa Valley Film Festival

Best Screenplay
Canberra Short Film Festival  (Australia)

Best Director
Savannah Film Festival

Best Editing
Visionfest ’15 New York

Best Editing
Veterans Film Festival  (Australia)

Social Consciousness Award
Visionfest ’15 New York

Film Information


Director: Chris King
Country: United States
Year: 2015 
Language: English
Runtime: 12 min 30 sec

Credits


Producers: Chris King
Writer: Chris King
Key Cast: Mandy Moody and Chris Gouchoe

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