Gloria Talks Funny, Kendall Goldberg

Gloria Talks Funny

Fri Feb 22, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Domenico’s



Gloria Talks Funny

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Kendall Goldberg
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 18 min | 2017


When struggling voice actress, Gloria, discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising her role as the famous BioBoy.

Gloria Talks Funny film poster | Kendall Goldberg, Director

Kendall Goldberg, Director | Gloria Talks FunnyKendall Goldberg
Director, Writer

Originally from Chicago, 23-year-old Kendall Goldberg is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. Kendall is fresh off the release of her debut feature WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD, starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation). It was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize for Best Directorial Debut at the 2018 Heartland Film Festival and the Indie Vision Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2018 Twin Cities Film Festival. The film is currently on all VOD platforms via Gunpowder & Sky. Kendall graduated with a B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University. While there she was selected as a Marion Knott Scholar and was mentored by Producer Richard Gladstein (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight). She was honored with both the Women of Chapman Endowed Filmmaker Grant and the Zonta Award for her thesis film GLORIA TALKS FUNNY, starring Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory, Astroboy). GLORIA went on to screen at over 50 festivals and won several awards, including a $60,000 Panavision New Filmmaker Grant. Her doc short DEMPSEY THE DIABETIC SUPERHERO was a Student Academy Awards Semifinalist. Kendall recently signed with Chicago-based commercial / music video production company StrangeLoop, and directed a series of six videos for Walgreens and Second City Works. She also directed a music video for Chicago hip-hop artist Appleby, “Lady Sunshine.” She was selected as a mentee for the 2018 Women In Film Mentoring Program.

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Director: Kendall Goldberg
Country: U.S.A
.Year: 2017
Language:  English
Runtime:  18 min
Rated:  R

Credits


Producer: Michael Stanziale
Writer: Kendall Goldberg

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Calamity

Calamity

Spring 2018

Wed  May 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm | Hendricks Center for the Arts
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Spring Shorts 1

Calamity

Directed by Séverine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers

Narrative Short
Belgium | 20 min | 2017


A family is torn apart when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March in DC without telling her born-again Christian mom.


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Calamity Séverine De Streyker, Maxime FeyersSéverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers
Director, Writer

Séverine De Streyker born in Mons on 23.08.75, Severine De Streyker moved to Brussels in 1992.
She graduated in cinema studies at INRACI in 1995 and obtained a licence in Screenwriting from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1997, while simultaneously attending evening classes in painting at the Academie des Beaux Arts and theatre at Studio Parallax.
Upon completion of her studies, she immediately starts work as editor for the film director and anarchist Jan Bucquoy, for whom she edits 3 feature-length films, thus mastering underground film. She then goes on to work with other, more mainstream, Belgian directors (Jean-Marc Vervoort, Manuel Poutte, Michael Alalouf….). She specializes in the editing of fiction as well as documentaries and also produces current events features for channels such as CNN, ARTE, RTBF and France 24.

Maxime Feyers was born and is living in Belgium. He is a director and producer based in Brussels. He primarily studied Business and graduated as a Commercial Engineer but he has always wanted to tell stories and bring them on screen or on stage, so right after the university, he attended writing and acting classes and started to work in the film industry.
His first short film as a director ‘Come What May’ was programmed in more than 50 festivals around the world (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Busan, Raindance, Luxor,…) and broadcast on FR3 (French TV), RTBF (Belgian TV) and Japanese tv.
He also directed Episode 11th of the Japanese TV documentary series ‘Rendez-vous à Paris’ (52’) for Nippon BS Ntv in 2012.
He has been working for film festivals in Belgium (Brussels Short Film Festival and Be Film Festival) and Japan (Tokyo Anime Award Festival).
He also teaches film courses at Raindance Film School.

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Director: Séverine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers
Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Language:  French
Runtime:  20 min
Rated: 

Credits


Writers: Séverine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers
Producer: Maxime Feyers
Cinematographer: Guy Maezelle
Editor: Mathieu Toulemonde
Music: Manu Roland
Art  Direction: Aurore Havenne, Michael Guerisse O’leary

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My Favorite Forehead

My Favorite Forehead

Spring 2018

Wed  May 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm | Hendricks Center for the Arts
Tickets at the Door

Spring Shorts 1

My Favorite Forehead

Directed by John Akre

Narrative Short
USA | 3 min | 2017


It’s a love story, but first our lovers have to overcome the challenge that comes with having too prominent a forehead.



My Favorite Forehead - John Akre John Akre
Director

John Akre is an award-winning animator and documentary video maker with over twenty years of experience teaching his craft and creating community through media. He has made over 100 animated shorts and three animated features that have been screened all over the planet.

John enjoys history, community and creaky old forms of media. He incorporates these interests into his “Sloppy Films Animation Station,” a bicycle-delivered stop motion animation studio that can create spontaneous cartoons with the public.

My Favorite Forehead

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Director: John Akre
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language:  English
Runtime:  3 min
Rated: 

Credits


Writers: John Akre
Producer: John Akre
Animation: John Akre

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Leia's Army

Leia’s Army

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Fri Feb 22, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



Leia’s Army

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Oriana Oppice
Narrative Short
USA | 14 min | 2018


A family is torn apart when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March in DC without telling her born-again Christian mom.


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Oriana Oppice, Director | Leias ArmyOriana Oppice
Director

Born in Sicily and raised in Chicago, Oriana is an independent film and commercial director, writer, producer, and actor. Recent award-winning films include “Lobster fra Diavolo,” “Camp Belvidere,” and “Lost and Found.” In both comedy and drama, she focuses on telling stories about big things happening to small people. She is committed to elevating the visibility of women in front of and behind the camera. Oriana has degrees from McGill University and the University of Chicago, and is the Director of Programming and Communications for Women in Film Chicago.

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Director: Oriana Oppice
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 min
Rated:  PG-13

Credits


Writers: Jane Barbara
Producer: Oriana Oppice,  Jane Barbara
Cinematographer: Rinny Wilson
Editor: Megan Marie Connolly

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Voxgirl

Voxgirl

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Voxgirl

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by David Bashford
Narrative Short
USA | 23 min | 2018


A former kids’ TV actor who has garnered an unwanted cult following looks to reinvent herself and legitimize her music career.



Voxgirl - David BashfordDavid Bashford
Director, Writer

David Bashford is a Grillo-Award winning filmmaker who has worked under the tutelage of notable film and TV figures such as Alex Cox (Repo Man), John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), and Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live). Bashford has long been drawn to absurdist comedy and dark satire, and this has informed his work while completing his MFA in Film Directing from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University. In addition to his work as a visual storyteller, he has written, recorded, and produced three full length music albums, and is ecstatic to combine his film and music passions on VOXGIRL.

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Director: David Bashford
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Language:  English
Runtime:  23 min
Rated:  PG-13

Credits


Writers: David Bashford
Producer: Angenica Eusebio
Cinematographer: Robert Chuck
Editor: Michael Gutierrez
Sound Design:  Tianfu Zhang
Production Designer: Kayla Acosta-Galvan

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