Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – October 3 2018

After listening to the PODCAST from the festival:

Thank you very much … you are very nice people..I listened this morning and I have had many beautiful feelings .. I greet you from istanbul. Thank you.

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Under 5 Minute Short Screenplay: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sara: Pearl Ho
Weatherman: Peter Nelson

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Under 5 Minute Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

CAST LIST:

Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – August 22 2018

Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)

It was humbling to see such strong responses! I’ve been fortunate to see Fireflies screened twice and see an audience reaction in person, but this was the first time I’ve been able to hear such academic deconstruction of Fireflies and it’s amazing to hear a consensus I hadn’t even considered. This film is very much told through the eyes of Alice, and as said in the video and podcast, the film would be tragic beyond belief to view it through the dad’s eyes, but I had never actually realised this is what I was doing. I love moments like these, where you discover your own artistic decisions and style by listening to others’ take.

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Director BIO: Jessica Chung (SUSHI MAN)

Director Biography – Jessica Chung

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Jessica Chung was born and raised in Brazil and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in 3D Animaiton and Visual Effects. “Sushi Man” is her first finished short animation where she worked from pre to post production.

Short Film: SUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

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A well-awarded sushi man is conflicted with his profession after falling in love with a mermaid.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 8, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Mischa Livingstone (CUBICLE)

Director Biography – Mischa Livingstone

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Director Mischa Livingstone’s award-winning films have screened at festivals worldwide and been added to the Smithsonian permanent collection. Festival screenings include the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Seattle Intl. Film Festival, and Cinequest (Viewers’ Voice Award winner).

Mischa was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Israel as a child. He studied at the Thelma Yellin School of the Arts before serving in the Israel Defense Forces and later moving to the United States. Studying at UCLA, he received a BA in Film Production (summa cum laude) and an MFA in Screenwriting. He is also an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus.

In addition to filmmaking, Mischa teaches film production at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

 

Director Statement

 

Sometimes you have to seize an opportunity.

One day at work I happened to wander into an area of the third floor that I hadn’t been in before. Lo and behold, I discovered a recently abandoned office space looking like something out of the apocalypse. I had this immediate sense of hypocrisy, sensing the gulf between what such a large workspace promises (success, money, stability), alongside the reality of a business overextending itself and making false claims.

I knew I had to shoot something, and quickly. I gathered together my favorite collaborators, all of whom I knew would be game for anything, and set about making the
short film “Cubicle”, which expresses my sense of condemnation for shady practices that are rampant in the business world, albeit with a wink and smile.