A Bohemian Musician

A Bohemian Musician

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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande



A Bohemian Musician

Directed by Rochak Sahu
Documentary Short
India | 14 min | 2020


Keshav Lal has worked with legendary composers such as Laxmikant Pyarelal and makers like V. Shantaram . Fate brought him to streets of Pune where he lived with his wife and together they played music to sustain their livelihood.
The story is about the power of hope and optimism; one of the biggest assets of human life. It also portray the strong bond between husband and wife which remains unscathed even in the most adverse situation.


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This is my first effort to make a Documentary film. I shot in 2 days this film. Completed post production in 10 days. This is just human story about life, love & survival.

A Bohemian Musician - Rochak SahuRochak Sahu
Director

Rochak Sahu, is an alumnus of india’s most prestigious film school Film & television institute of india (FTII Pune). He won 100+ Awards worldwide.

Film Information


Director: Rachak Sahu
Country: India
Year: 2020
Language: Hindi
Runtime: 14 min.
Rated: G

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Producer: Rochak Sahu

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Cargo - Der Transport

Cargo – Der Transport

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Cargo – Der Transport

Directed by Christina Tournatzésr
Narrative Short
Germany | 15 min | 2019


On August 26th, 2015 a convoy of human smugglers lets 71 refugees packed in a truck suffocate to death. At dawn smugglers load 71 people from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran onto a truck to drive them from Hungary to Germany. During the journey, the refugees start knocking and screaming for help. The truck driver faces a dilemma. He hears the people scream and beg for help but receives an order to not open the doors to the cargo area. Over the phone he is pressured by his boss to finish the transport at any cost. The true story happened in August 2015 in Hungary and Austria. Based on the published cell phone protocols of the smugglers, whose phones were being monitored by the Hungarian Government, it gives a shocking insight into a organized smugglers Network in Europe.


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Signing on to direct this film was an easy “yes” for me. The team behind this female written, directed, and produced short film set out to create a story on screen that reflects the diverse world we live in, while staying true to our comedic roots. The comedic timing each performer brought to set was just *chef’s kiss.* And we are proud our cast and crew represent a variety of individual backgrounds, including African American, Middle Eastern, LGBTQ, Latinx, and Asian.

Cargo - Der Transport - Christina TournatzésChristina Tournatzés
Director

Christina Tournatzés studied film and television in Munich. She has been directing short documentaries and fiction shorts since 2015.
The short film “Cargo” (2019) is her Thesis Movie.
FILMOGRAPHY
2019 CARGO (14:59 min, fiction, short, graduation film) 2017
social spot, film school project)
WENN ICH MAL GROSS BIN (00:30 min, fiction,
2015 HELLO BROOKLYN (10:00 min, documetary, short, film school project) 2014 MARY JAIL (07:00 min, fiction, short, film school project)

Film Information


Director: Christina Tournatzés
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, English
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writers: Christina Tournatzés
Producer: Matthias Nerlich, Felix Parson, Patricia D’Intino, Leo Pintér
Director of Photography:  Alexander Gruber
Editor: Ursula Ambach
Art Direction: Annalena Schwarz

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The Killer in Cursed Water

Killer in Cursed Water – The

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The Killer in Cursed Water

Directed by Laurent Ardoint & Stephane Duprat
Narrative Short
France | 15 min | 2020


Cindy and Quentin are spending a romantic week-end by a lake. But a killer is prowling and he could hide a greater threat.


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The starting point is to make a parody, or rather a pastiche, of a horror film. But ultimately, it is much more than that…

The Killer in Cursed Water - Stephane Duprat

Stephane Duprat

The Killer in Cursed Water - Laurent Ardoint

Laurent Ardoint

Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat
Director

Laurent ARDOINT met STEPHANE DUPRAT in a film school in Paris . Together, they direct their first professional short movie « André Baston » in 1992. This film wins the Best Short Price at Cognac Thriller Film Festival and the Jury Price at the Chamrousse Comedy Film Festival. Their second movie « A la poursuite du Bargougnan » gets the Audience Award at the Meudon Comedy Film Festival. After a period where he produces shows for WebTV, Laurent writes sketches for One Man Show. In 2012, he writes and directs his first feature film « Who killed Cinderella ? » (Qui a tué Cendrillon ?). Stephane is also a comedian and a musician.

Film Information


Director: Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat
Country: France
Year: 2020
Language: French
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: G

Credits


Writers: Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat
Producer: Laurent Ardoint
Cinematography: Julien Gueraud
Sound: Nathan Sellam
Music: Stephane Duprat, Nathan Sellam

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RenaiDance

RenaiDance

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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande



RenaiDance

Directed by Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu, Han Chen Chang
Narrative Short
USA | 4 min | 2020


“RenaiDance” is a 3D narrative emotional animation.
The theme invigorates cultural inheritance and the integration of dreams, courage, and culture as transformation. By artistically interpreting a motif of inheritance and family support, integrating different cultures“inheritance” through the inspiring story, this film braces strong family love and elder culture in a never-ending chain.


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Zhike Yang (Keke)
The creative director of the team. She focuses on storytelling and visual development. Her work aims to create positive examples of family relationships, for the audience with various cultural backgrounds.
“Catching the feeling from life, exploring worlds we want to live, drawing out stories to inspire the future.”

Wenjie Wu (Alex)
The technical director of the team. He has participated in several animated short films as a CG generalist. He worked well as a CG intern at Disney Animation Studios in 2020.
“I love solving complex problems during the CG pipeline. I can never be happier than when I make something work just the way I want in the software. I strongly believe that good CG work drives people’s emotions in the best way.”

Han Chen Chang (Verena)

The creative producer of the team, concentrating on project management. Her affecting crafts can create a powerful influence on people, even to change their own stories. By maintaining healthy projects and teams to produce inspiring works, she thrives with various talents together.
“By enjoying diving deep and going far, we thrive in different dimensions in animation together.”

RenaiDance - Zhike YangZhike Yang
Director

Zhike Yang, also known as Keke, is a NYC based story artist who focuses on visual storytelling and concept development. Her work aims to create positive examples of relationships in stories, digging for feelings our soul desires to tell. If growing heart-touching stories for the audience with various cultural backgrounds is the journey, the memories, supports, and morals hiding in our adventure would be the real treasures.

RenaiDance- Wenjie WuWenjie Wu
Director

Wenjie Wu is a CG generalist specializing in stylized look development and lighting. He is also skilled at modeling, CFX and dynamic simulation. Wenjie worked as a CG intern at Disney Animation Studios during his studies at SVA, and has participated in several animated short films in the past few years as a CG generalist. He has a passion for CG, and started self-learning when still in high school, hoping to work in the animation/ film industry in the future.

RenaiDance - Han Chen ChangHan Chen Chang
Director

Han Chen Chang is the talent in project management & creative productions based in New York, hoping to affect the world positively as a secret sauce. Maintaining healthy projects and teams to produce inspiring works with thriving together with various talents. Always welcome your inner voices, to continue exploring the meaningful journeys together!

Film Information


Director: Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu, Han Chen Chang
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English, Chinese
Runtime: 4 min.
Rated: G

Credits


Producers: Han Chen Chang, Ada Vaughan, Lucas A Ferrara, Jorden Samchok, Brian Chapman
Key Cast: (voice-over) Florence Dueck, Maxim Maslov

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Sape

Sape

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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande



Sape

Directed by Clémence Marcadier

Narrative Short
France | 24 min | 2019


The Great War. Ernest, an 18 years old French sapper, digs a tunnel deep underground in order to place dynamite at a strategic position. But so does the enemy. He is so close that one can hear his voice.


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Everything you do in the film industry leads to your next project… all roads lead to future collaborations… or so they say. “Rent Do” is exactly that and more. I met writer/producer/actor Jonathan Dubsky on my feature film “The Scarehouse”. He had a small part in that film but we became friends and loved discussing cinema. Jonathan switched from acting to crew on a music video that I directed that starred Sarah Booth (also in The Scarehouse). I’ve heard Jonathan’s ideas for shorts and television shows over the years and liked what he was creating. It was great to see Jonathan spend more time turning from actor to actor/creator (along with Daniel), which I believe is crucial; for actors to put themselves and their abilities out into the world. I was thrilled to be asked to direct “Rent Do”. I don’t get to do a lot in the comedy world, I’m known as the “horror” or the “heartbreak” guy. BUT I love comedy and what better way to flex those creative muscles than with a short! They also asked Sarah to star alongside the two of them. A match made in heaven – a casting trifecta I knew would be fantastic. Then we were able to round out the cast with Montreal’s best and brightest film and tv characters actors – a real treat.
There is a lot I could say about the production of the film but I feel like these are things everyone has to say about the creation of their baby. I think I’d rather spend the remainder of this note speaking to the heart of collaboration and working amongst friends. Talented folks in all departments from my frequent cinematographer, Karl Janisse to my one and only composer Adrian Ellis joined us for “Rent Do”. I strive to create projects with people who carry no ego, want to do the work and always go the extra mile. I want to create projects where, budget be damned, it is going to happen and it is an all hands on deck collaboration. “Rent Do” is just that – the film will speak for itself with your programmers, however, the experience of making it was a fantastic one. Jonathan and Daniel will be credited writers and producers you see in theaters and on television in the near future, this project is only the beginning. My direction is just one small part of the team and world they created for me to play with. We look forward to seeing how “Rent Do” plays for the audience it was made for.

Sincerely,

Gavin Booth

Sape - Clémence MarcadierClémence Marcadier
Director

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1982. After her Master’s degree, she worked as assistant director and producer. In 2010 she founded GASP company with Olivier Chabalier. Within this structure, she produced and directed several short film entitled. She currently lives and work in Paris on shorts and features films projects.
FILMOGRAPHY
2018 SAP (24 min, short, fiction)
2017 A BETTER WORLD (12 min, short, fiction) 2014 A SUMMER (12 min, short, fiction)
2011 TOM (20 min, short, fiction)

Film Information


Director: Clémence Marcadier
Country: France
Year: 2019
Language: French
Runtime: 24 min.
Rated: R

Credits


Writers: Clémence Marcadier, Thomas Mazingue
Producers: Olivier Chabalier, Clémence Marcadier
DOP: Nicolaos Zafiriou

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The Saverini Widow

Saverini Widow – The

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The Saverini Widow

Directed by Loic Gaillard
Narrative Short
France | 19 min | 2020


Bonifacio 1883, extreme south of Corsica. The widow of the late Saverini lives in an isolated house near the cliffs, with her only son Antoine, and her dog. During the day, she assists women giving birth in town. One night her son is killed in a clash. The murderer flees to Sardinia. Her world falls to pieces…


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Everything you do in the film industry leads to your next project… all roads lead to future collaborations… or so they say. “Rent Do” is exactly that and more. I met writer/producer/actor Jonathan Dubsky on my feature film “The Scarehouse”. He had a small part in that film but we became friends and loved discussing cinema. Jonathan switched from acting to crew on a music video that I directed that starred Sarah Booth (also in The Scarehouse). I’ve heard Jonathan’s ideas for shorts and television shows over the years and liked what he was creating. It was great to see Jonathan spend more time turning from actor to actor/creator (along with Daniel), which I believe is crucial; for actors to put themselves and their abilities out into the world. I was thrilled to be asked to direct “Rent Do”. I don’t get to do a lot in the comedy world, I’m known as the “horror” or the “heartbreak” guy. BUT I love comedy and what better way to flex those creative muscles than with a short! They also asked Sarah to star alongside the two of them. A match made in heaven – a casting trifecta I knew would be fantastic. Then we were able to round out the cast with Montreal’s best and brightest film and tv characters actors – a real treat.
There is a lot I could say about the production of the film but I feel like these are things everyone has to say about the creation of their baby. I think I’d rather spend the remainder of this note speaking to the heart of collaboration and working amongst friends. Talented folks in all departments from my frequent cinematographer, Karl Janisse to my one and only composer Adrian Ellis joined us for “Rent Do”. I strive to create projects with people who carry no ego, want to do the work and always go the extra mile. I want to create projects where, budget be damned, it is going to happen and it is an all hands on deck collaboration. “Rent Do” is just that – the film will speak for itself with your programmers, however, the experience of making it was a fantastic one. Jonathan and Daniel will be credited writers and producers you see in theaters and on television in the near future, this project is only the beginning. My direction is just one small part of the team and world they created for me to play with. We look forward to seeing how “Rent Do” plays for the audience it was made for.

Sincerely,

Gavin Booth

The Saverini Widow - Loic GaillardLoïc Gaillard
Director

Early Film enthusiast, Loïc studies and graduates from ESEC in 2004. He starts assuming different positions on short films and music videos. Little by little, screenwriting becomes his main activity. He writes with several directors which allows him to collaborate to various projects such as feature films, short films, TV fiction and series. He co-writes “The Fear” with Damien Odoul and Aude Py (2015 Jean Vigo Award). “What is hidden in snow” is his first short as a director in 2016. The short is screened in many festivals around the world and is broadcast on OCS, BeTV, ShortsTV & TV5 Monde. “The Saverini Widow” (2020) is his second short.

Film Information


Director: Loic Gaillard
Country: France
Year: 2020
Language: French
Runtime: 19 min.
Rated:  PG-13

Credits


Writers: Loic Gaillard, Wilfried Meance
Producers: Jonathan Hazan

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