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

Director Biography

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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: RYKER, 4min., USA, Action/Drama

 

Img 5159Kai 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.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Action, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD, Arri Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.40
  • Film Color:
    Color

EUROPEAN Under 5min. Film Festival – Thursday January 25, 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!

MAMMA, 5min., Italy, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Gonzalo Cotelo 

A young woman finds herself trapped in the middle of a gang turf war when she witnesses a cold blooded murder.

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

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THE FLOW, 3min., Belgium, Adventure
Directed by Jelle Bleyenbergh

When the car of a young man breaks down, his feet take him on a journey that might surpass his destination.

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CITY OF MY HEART, 4min., Greece, Documentary 
Directed by Kostas Petsas

A personal glimpse into Madrid, an experimental urban cityscape, an ode to life through a dance.

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STUPID SMARTPHONE THERAPY, 4min., Germany, Experimental
Directed by Garmamie Sideau

The social impacts of various technological innovations are redefining the role of human relationships and communication in a growing globally connected and diverse digital world. Meet Serena, a biracial German teenager on a dream vacation to Canada with Henok, her smartphone addicted workaholic father. Serena’s dream vacation is quickly tuned into a puzzling and challenging nightmare of personal conflicts involving smartphones, identity, belonging and jiujitsu.

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HONEYMOON, 3min., Switzerland, Romance 
Directed by Anaelle Morf

A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

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21ST CENTURY HERMIT, 3min., UK, Documentary 
Directed by Neil Hall

Sister Rachel Denton has vowed to spend the rest of her life living as a consecrated hermit in the Catholic faith. A hermit is a person who chooses to live alone, with the intention of finding God. Rarely leaving her house, she lives a life of prayer and solitude. However, she uses the internet and social media to share her experience and distance herself from physically interacting with society.

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THE WAVES, 4min., UK, Animation
Directed by Oscar Lewis

An artist returns to his work after suffering a mental breakdown.

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OUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
Directed by Tomer Eshed

The feeding habits of the common cameleon as never seen before�

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DEAR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, 4min., UK, Documentary/War
Directed by Henrik Friis 

After travelling to the frontlines of Iraq and the border of Syria for the past several years documenting the war against ISIS, ‘Dear International Community’ is a short video documenting the hundreds of encounters we’ve had across Europe and Iraq.

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BE THE ONE, 5min., Switzerland, Crime/Music Video
Directed by Remo Fritzsche 

Two charismatic robbers face a variety of strong stereotypes and a major twist while attempting to obtain a mysterious bag from their adversaries.

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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.

Short Film: CITY OF MY HEART, 4min., Greece, Documentary

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A personal glimpse into Madrid, an experimental urban cityscape, an ode to life through a dance.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ciudad de mi corazón
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Personal Narrative, Street Cinema, Independent, Poetry, Experimental short documentary, Short Film
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    H.264
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: MAMMA, 5min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

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A young woman finds herself trapped in the middle of a gang turf war when she witnesses a cold blooded murder.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Film Language:
    Italian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • “A conversation with Gonzalo Cotelo”

    Primavera do Cine Festival Blog

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Best Scene STAGE PLAY Reading of VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW, by Bree Katz

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Genre: History, Comedy

Tired of sixteenth-century gender relations, Kate from The Taming of the Shrew recruits Lady Macbeth, the Wife of Bath, Frankenstein’s Monster, and other canonical characters to drive literature into the 21st century.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Kate: Carina Cojeen
Petruchio: Peter Nelson
Shylock: Kris Hagen
Dr. Frankenstein: Mike Ruderman
Wife of Bath: Val Cole

Get to know the writer:

What is your play about?

The Vengeance of the Shrew is about classic literary characters – including The Taming of the Shrew’s Kate, The Merchant of Venice’s Shylock, Lady Macbeth, the Wife of Bath, and Frankenstein’s Monster – who are tired of their canonical lot and decide to shake up the established order.

What genres does your play fall under?

Vengeance is a farcical comedy.

Why should this play be made into a show?

In addition to being thigh-slappingly hilarious (in my admittedly biased opinion!), my play…

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