Separated

Separated

Screens with: The Ataxian

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Separated

Directed by Danny Thykær

Short Narrative
Denmark | 18 min | 2016


A little girl is waiting in a park, trying to figure out why she can’t see her parents at the same time.



Separated - Danny ThykaerDanny Thykær
Director, Producer, Writer

Danny Thykaer is a Danish actor, who started as a child actor and model.

He then studied at the The Brenaa Theatre Institute, where he was trained as a method actor.

He followed that with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the NSCD school. He has worked since 1997 on stage, screen and tv.

He’s had leading and supporting roles in Danish films, for the past 10 years.

He was awarded Best Actor at UK’s Horror Film Festival in 2009, for his portrayal as the schizophrenic David in the movie “Skizo”.

The next year in 2010, he was nominated in the category Best Villain at The Action On Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles, as the leader of a pack of murderers and thieves, in the post-apocalyptic “Eastern Army”.

In 2011 The movie “The Fro”, a blaxploitation film, he played the lead as the mexican undercover cop, known as the Fro. The film was awarded Best Spoof, at the AOF film festival in Los Angeles. Danny is an un-credited co-writer on the project.

In 2012, he had two films coming out. The cop-thriller “No Good Deed”, playing Benjamin, and the Danish supernatural horror flick “Emma”, where he also co-write the script, and in which he plays the tender family man Frank.

In 2013, he was in “Skavengers” and “Inmate 48.

2014 he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film “Backgammon”, and the movie went on to win for Best Foreign language Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, at various festivals in the USA. Danny was also awarded Best Actor in a Feature Film (Backgammon), at The Action on Film International Film Festival.

In 2015, “Backgammon” continues it’s succes at film festivals, and is winning awards in the USA and Indonesia. And is already made Official Selection at several other film festivals.

Danny has always been an extremely hard working actor, and has won praise for his work on stage and screen. He now ads director to his resume, because he wanted to take on a new challenge.

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Director: Danny Thykær
Country: Denmark
Year: 2016
Language: Danish
Runtime: 18 min
Rated:
PG13

Credits


Producers: Danny Thykær
Writer: Danny Thykær
Cinematographer/DP:  Lars Hauschildt
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski

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A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day

Screens with: Not My Life

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Domenico’s


A Beautiful Day

Directed by Phedon Papamichael

Short Narrative
United States | 21 min | 2016


Following in the tradition of the new Greek Cinema phenomenon, Athens-born director Phedon Papamichael brings a searing expose of the fragility of the human psyche in his new short film “A Beautiful Day”.
Gene (James Brolin) gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future.

Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.



A Beautiful Day - Phedon PapamichaelPhedon Papamichael
Director
Phedon counts over 40 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography, including While You Were Sleeping, Cool Runnings, Phenomenon, The Weatherman, Walk The Line (won the GOLDEN FROG for Best Cinematography), Academy Award nominated 3:10 to Yuma, Pursuit of Happyness, Oliver Stone’s W., Knight and Day, This is 40, and two of the most award-winning films of 2011: The Descendants and The Ides Of March.

For his gorgeous B&W lensing on the highly acclaimed Nebraska, Phedon received an OSCAR, BAFTA and ASC nomination, winning the BSC Award amongst other honors. He then worked on The Mounments Men, The Huntsman- A Winter’s War, and Downsizing, starring Matt Damon. He has directed From Within and Aradia Lost (11 festival acceptances).

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Director: Phedon Papamichael
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 21 min
Rated:
R

Credits


Producers: Angeliki Giannakopoulos, Casey Cannon, Phedon Papamichael
Writer: Angeliki Giannakopoulos, Casey Cannon
Cinematographer/DP:  Cory Geryak
Music:Nick Athens

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Gorilla

Gorilla

Screens with: Saving Bansky

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Domenico’s


Gorilla

Directed by Tibo Pinsard

Short Narrative
France | 14 min | 2016


Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle. But scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.



Gorilla -Tibo PinsardTibo Pinsard
Director, Producer, Writer

Writer and director of narrative shorts and documentaries, Tibo Pinsard has a taste for the underdogs. In his narrative shorts (Island, The Last Trip of Emile or Gorilla), he explores themes like the lack of communication between people, loneliness, or desire. But this is always made in an entertaining way. Currently writing a series, Tibo is also developping his first feature.

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Director: Tibo Pinsard
Country: France
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Tibo Pinsard
Cinematographer/DP:  Philippe Brelot
Music: Nicolas Pinsard
Film Editing: Antoine Le Bihen
Production Design: Anne Seibel

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High Signs

High Signs

Screens with: Stone Story

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Domenico’s
Sun Mar 5, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


High Signs

Directed by Damien Patrik

Short Documentary
United States | 13 min | 2015


A docu-comedy that takes a look at one of America’s least coveted professions-costumed characters and sign spinners.



High Signs - Damien PatrikDamien Patrik
Director, Producer, Writer

A graduate of the Colorado Film School with degrees in Writing/Directing and Writing/Producing, Damien Patrik is the Writer/Director/Producer of a number of short films including “In The Blink”, “Cheese!,” “StalkerZ,” “Directors on Directing” and “First and Last,” which have collectively been official selections in over 220 film festivals, including prestigious festivals like Taos ShortZ, Phoenix, Sedona, Orlando, Tallgrass and Williamstown, and won dozens of audience choice and judges’ choice awards.

Additionally Patrik won the distinguished Ken Hendricks Award For Excellence in 2016 from the Beloit International Film Festival. The award was given for the first time to an individual (Damien Patrik) instead of a film. It was given for Patriks’ body of work and passion for filmmaking.

Mr. Patrik has spoken on independent film panels at many festivals, worked as an actor, a casting director, and in production on network television specials with stars like Bette Midler (The Earth Day Special), and Milton Berle (Bugs Bunny’s 50th Anniversary Special). He taught and produced voiceover workshops in Hollywood in collaboration with Dolores Diehl’s “Voiceover Connection”.

He is currently working on two feature screenplays, while his recent short films, “Directors on Directing”, “In The Blink”, “StalkerZ”, and “High Signs”, continue their travels on the festival circuit.

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Film Information


Director: Damien Patrik
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Rated:
PG

Credits


Producer: Damien Patrik
Writers: Damien Patrik, Fred Kepler
Art Department: Tony De Luz
Composer, Sound Editing:  Jason Downer
DP: Ryan Kemp

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Kewaunee: River of the Lost

Kewaunee River of the Lost

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Domenico’s
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande


Kewaunee River of the Lost

Directed by Luke Stevens

Short Documentary
United States | 14 min | 2016


In the small county of Kewaunee Wisconsin, 1/3 of all citizens can’t drink their water. As they struggle with contaminated wells, tensions rise between dairy farms, citizens, and local government over the cause of the contamination.



Kewaunee: River of the Lost - Luke StevensLuke Stevens
Director, Producer, Writer

Kewaunee: River of the Lost

Film Information


Director: Luke Stevens
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min
Rated:
PG13

Credits


Producers: Cameo Jastrow, Taylor Porter

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Sing

Sing

Screens with: Tables of Istanbul

Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Sing

Directed by Kristof Deak

Short Narrative
Hungary | 25 min | 2016


Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school – singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation. But the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth and teach their teacher a lesson.



Kristof Deak, Director of SingKristof Deak
Director, Producer, Writer

Kristof Deak (1982, Budapest) made a career in editing before switching to directing in 2010. He has been working in London and Budapest, directing fiction short films and TV drama episodes. He is currently developing his first feature film.

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Director: Kristof Deak
Country: Hungary
Year: 2016
Language: Hungarian
Runtime: 25 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Kristóf Deák, Anna Udvardy
Cinematographer/DP:  Róbert Maly
Film Editor: 
Mano Csillag
Original Music/Composer:  Adam Balazs

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