Festival occurring 6 times a year that showcases the best of short films under 5 minutes from around the world. Films get showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. NEW: Now showcasing Smartphone movies!
Randy Bernales is a Chicago based Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer and Actor known for Time Saver (2018), Traveler and Heavens to Betsy 2 (2019). With 22 IMDb credits and years of experience in Film, TV and Theatre.
Born in 1967 in southern Germany, the composer and creative entrepreneur has been playing piano since his early childhood. He composed his first piano at the age of 11, further piano works and theatre music followed. His setting of Aristophanes’ “The Birds” led him on a tour to China in 1986.
He began his professional career with two master’s degrees in economics. After a few years as a top management strategy consultant and group division head, he became director of his own creative agency and consulting firm. Well-known global corporations engage him as an innovative thought leader and strategy consultant. “I have always drawn my professional creativity from music.“
Influenced by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Stravinsky, Gershwin and Lloyd Webber, he has continually developed his compositional repertoire. He received jazz lessons in New York from Adam Birnbaum and Danny Mixon. He refined his piano style to a musical lyricism that crosses several genres and sends the listener on an emotional journey as “film music for the cinema of the mind”.
COLOR YOUR MIND draws a lesson from centuries of experience. How do we unchain ourselves? The answer is: by unleashing the creative powers inside ourselves. If liberty is a plant, imagination is water and soil.
My name is Olyvia Okochi and I am a student filmmaker. I have been making small films ever since I was in elementary school. I am now a senior at Montclair High School and President of the Film Club. I have done a plethora of film classes and in 2016 I won two Grand Prizes at the Montclair Film Festival for Narrative and Social Impact. I truly enjoy the art storytelling through film and I hope to have the opportunity to learn more.
The idea behind the short film “How to Murder Your Husband” was sparked from a 50’s instructional video I found online. I was so shocked by the blatant sexism of how they portrayed women. I was then inspired to make a film that called out the portrayal of housewives in a comedic lense.
Jon Portman is an award-winning San Francisco-based animation filmmaker. His work has been featured in publications such as USA Today, The Huffington Post, SF Gate and Cartoon Brew. Currently, Jon is writing and producing animated films and series through his production company Very Big Boy.