Under 5min Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Sofia Streisand
Sofia Streisand

Great feedback. It was a very useful experience.

5 Star Review

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK video for:

ONE TWICE A DAY, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Sofia Streisand

During a routine health check a doctor discovers that there’s something terribly wrong with his patient….

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

sand_in_the_sky_1.jpg

 

Director Biography – Luai Akl (EPIPHANY)

2739fd4778 headshot

Basically, I am an Architect with a cinematic background as i worked as a “Photographer, Cinematographer, Assistant Director, Art Director, Set designer”, and took a directing and cinematography courses to finally follow my passion as a director

Director Statement

How kids are strongly affected “psychologically and emotionally” by their parent’s actions, and the whole environment around them!

Director Biography – Dana Saint (SAND IN THE SKY)

F6e196aa67 headshot

Gnarly Bay, Inc. makes videos…gnarly ones. Dan Riordan and Dana Saint are two ambitious filmmakers that started Gnarly Bay shortly after high school. Over the years, they have grown to do bigger and better work each year.

Dana Saint has made an effort to document his life, and make personal films along side the client work at gnarly bay. Over the years, he has produced many films that invoke a sense of curiosity, including A Story For Tomorrow, Choice, and Stop LooK GO to name a few. This year, he is proud to release SAND IN THE SKY, which is narrated by his son Oliver.

Director Biography – Sofia Streisand (ONE TWICE A DAY)

B88f9aaff0 headshot

Sofia’s career path and her background provide a unique segue into the film business. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and started working in theatre at the age of 14. She has worked virtually every backstage job. Her career developed quickly and by age 25, she had already produced and directed a number of theatrical productions in some of the most prominent Russian theaters. She then accepted a position to head the Production Department at the Mikhailovksy Opera theatre, the second biggest opera house in St. Petersburg. She has worked internationally in some of the most prominent theatrical venues including the Metropolitan Opera (NY), the LA Opera, the Mariinsky theatre (Russia), the Coliseum theatre (UK) etc. and has directed one of the best selling musicals in St. Petersburg (“Master and Margarita”) as well as other successful shows. But when Sofia moved to Los Angeles she discovered a new passion – for filmmaking – and decided to start from scratch. She received 2 diplomas of excellency (Producing and Directing) at UCLA. Her film “The Gift of the Magi” (written, produced and directed by Sofia in 2018) received immediate attention by the creative community and has already won several awards. Sofia is a member of AGMA, Alliance of Women Director and Women In film. In her free time Sofia produces and directs festive and theatrical events of all kinds and scale.

Director Biography – Erin Collins (THUNDERBIRD)

9b787c9882 headshot

Born and raised in Fort William FN Ontario, Erin Collins began working with Wapikoni in May 2017, in order to further explore film from an Indigenous perspective. Having recently graduated from the film production program at Confederation College, Erin is passionate about filmmaking and hopes to pursue a career in postproduction.

Screenplay Movie: Paying The Night Differential, by Paul Weidknecht

The story is about two New York mobsters who have to deal with the ghost of an associate they’ve ‘taken care of’ who keeps showing up for work at a no-show job they created.

Visual Design & Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:
Matt Barnes
Manny Pacheco
Sean Tabares

Director Biography – Michael Pizzano (SAY NO TO DRIFT WALKING)

B9d4b63847 headshot

A native New Yorker, Michael has been obsessed with movies since birth. The son of an architect and structural engineer, he threw a major curveball at them when he decided to pursue filmmaking as a career. His work has been screened at various film festivals across the country, most notably Workplace Woes: Scavengers Among Us, a web series pilot that was accepted into seven festivals and won Best Ensemble in a Short at Chain NYC Film Fest.

 

Director Statement

Just say NO to drift walking! Only together can we take a stand.