USA Under 5min. Film Festival – Thursday March 1, 2018

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 66 out of its last 68 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

CHINESE TAKEOUT FOR ONE, 3min., Drama/Romance 
Directed by Phillip Nelson & Summer Pervez

A mix-up with takeout orders leads to an unexpected outcome.

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I NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
Directed by Gracie Bellissimo

A short film viewed from two separate perspectives that focuses on true love versus excessive infatuation.

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ONE MAGAZINE AT A TIME, 4min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jeff Chow

Steven Riggs has always lived in poverty, and when he ended up in prison, he lost everything. Now Steven sells magazines for Streetwise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping impoverished people earn their own money.

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RYKER, 4min., USA, Action/Drama
Directed by Hilarion Banks

Kai Ryker (Jeff Pearson) suddenly wakes up in an abandoned junk yard covered in scraps and dried blood with no memory of what brought him there. Only with the discovery of a recent memory is Kai able to unveil any sense from the situation.

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BREATHE, 4min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jonathan Remple

Freediving tests the limits of human potential. For Rebecca Illing, this breathless “meditation with consequences” released her from addiction.

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UNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama
Directed by Barry Galperin

After the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Elliot struggles to find a new family dynamic, while dealing with his grandpa’s crazy antics and theories.

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TO QUIET MY MIND, 5min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Hollis Sherman-Pepe

This is a mixed media film examining a man coping with loss. Is there a difference in the value of imagined thoughts and perceived memory? Painting is the only salvation for the protagonist. He searches for meaning after the death of his wife, a war photojournalist. Art is therapy to quiet the mind.

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THE CASSETTE, 5min., USA, Drama
Directed by Rachel Katz

A man’s faith in his relationship is tested when he discovers an eerie message from…himself?

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

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Short Film: THE CASSETTE, 5min., USA, Drama

A man’s faith in his relationship is tested when he discovers an eerie message from…himself?

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Hollis Sherman-Pepe (TO QUIET MY MIND)

Director Biography

Director headshot

Hollis is an award winning filmmaker and actress working professionally for over a decade. TO QUIET MY MIND is her much anticipated directorial debut. Hollis has always pushed her own boundaries while remaining honest in her artistic pursuits. Directing this film, Hollis feels she has truly found her voice.

Sherman-Pepe’s vision is unmistakably her own. TQMM is a visually and auditorily compelling piece that maintains a clear narrative. This film is an exciting benchmark for her production company Farmers Daughter Productions and the start of what is sure to be an exciting resume as a director.

Director Statement

To Quiet My Mind is my directorial debut. I wanted to make a mixed media micro short. The film was written with actor Ryan McKenzie in mind for the lead role, knowing that he is a painter as well as a talented actor. I utilized his portrait painting as the lynch pin for the film.

Stepping into the protagonist’s eyeball, I made the portrait come alive, accomplishing this with a slow, long dolly push, green screen, and other visual effects. I chose to project the “film within a film” directly onto my actor’s face. This projection segment was a successful way to maintain practical camera effects within my movie.

The auditory experience was an chief aspect for me. Sound effects made to sound similar but not of the actual noise – children on a roller coaster yelling rather than the screams of war, the crunch of eating crackers rather than the crunch of rock beneath army boots.

The topic of imagination and memory is a fascination of mine. People value their memories as facts. However, memories are not fact. Memories are what we choose to recall. What we value from the actual situation becomes the memory itself. Imagination fills in the gaps. Imagination can also paint a vivid picture of a circumstance in which we were not even present. Imagination makes other peoples’ stories relatable to our own human experience.

Balancing the cerebral nature of TO QUIET MY MIND with a meaningful narrative was important to me. I am very grateful to my extraordinary team and am thrilled to share this piece.

Short Film: TO QUIET MY MIND, 5min., USA, Experimental

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This is a mixed media film examining a man coping with loss. Is there a difference in the value of imagined thoughts and perceived memory? Painting is the only salvation for the protagonist. He searches for meaning after the death of his wife, a war photojournalist. Art is therapy to quiet the mind.

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Short Film: UNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama

 

0001After the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Elliot struggles to find a new family dynamic, while dealing with his grandpa’s crazy antics and theories.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Jonathan Remple (BREATHE)

Director Biography

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Formerly a producer for PBS’ Independent Lens, Jonathan produces documentary content with the international production house What Took You So Long? He has filmed in over 30 countries for organizations such as the United Nations, Google, VICE, Virgin Records, and PBS. Breathe is his first independent short film.

http://www.jonathanremple.com

Director Statement

Both Rebecca and I are eager and available to speak on the topic of addiction and therapy, both at film festivals or online. We have spoken in public forums in the past and are creating educational materials to pair with the film so that young people can be led through workshops on self care and identifying addiction.

I’ve created similar educational materials through my work as a Producer at PBS’ Independent Lens. I hope that young people can come away from the short film feeling inspired to search for their passion and spark a conversation on the healing effects of natural therapies.

Short Film: BREATHE, 4min., USA, Documentary

 

Screen shot 2017 03 09 at 6.15.53 pmFreediving tests the limits of human potential. For Rebecca Illing, this breathless “meditation with consequences takes her to unspeakable depths, where she finds absolute peace of mind at the bottom of the sea.

Her story challenges us to question our own addictions, big and small, and inspires us to find our own path to self love.

Project Links
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt, Portugal, United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 1080 HD, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color